Your Culture Vultures recommend: The White Feathered Octopus, Jonas Friddle and the Majority, and Gilt's basement
Chicago Reader | April 14, 2012 | Kelsey Gee
Curio Wednesday nights in Chicago are kind of a funny thing. It always ends up being that night that you say, "To go out or not to go out? That is the question." I found a little nook that seems to entice me out of my house every Wednesday that I'm not working.
Curio—the bar in the basement of Gilt Bar—has, wait for it, live jazz. It's truly a thing of beauty, really cozy and dark if you want to remain anonymous, awesome drinks, and amazing music. The candles and back bar make for a beautiful ambience, and it's a bit romantic. It's also where I got my start behind the bar in Chicago so it has a special place in my heart. I hate it when I have to miss it—it is always a wonderful way to spend an evening.