Big House

★★★★☆

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First of all, the doorman was awful. Rude and lording his position of doorman over everyone for no apparent reason. I went to ask him politely if people on the list had to wait. He just barked in response "Get in line!" We fell back and followed directions. A couple said they were there for a private party - the same private party we were going to. He let them in immediately. I called him on it (in a voice that was calm and even). He went off saying "My opinion is the only one that matters around here" and "If you've got a problem with it, take it up with management" and several other things. Literally, I said nothing more - I had just said that one sentence to warrant this tirade.

To add insult upon injury, the bartender that was slinging the free booze was an absolute moron. First of all, he was trying to flip bottles to impress all everyone enough for tips. He spilled it on himself, patrons, the bar, the bar back - pretty much he spilled alcohol on anyone in a 5 foot radius. Glad to know my $40 was going straight to the floor.

When he finally did serve me my first drink (which took FOREVER), he wasn't looking while he 'poured' the rum. There was so little alcohol in it that was all soda. He apparently was in the habit of not looking at any of the drinks he poured, since I either got something that was pure soda or pure alcohol all night.

After tipping all night long (which, other people were NOT tipping after paying the $40), his service got worse and worse to the point that I was ignored for a very, very long time. To the point that the bar back had to tap him on the shoulder and say that I've been waiting forever. Did he serve me after that? No, he served about 5 other patrons before getting to me.

All-in-all I maybe had 4 drinks after arriving at 11 and staying until the place closed (which, it was daylight savings time, so we even had an extra hour to drink). Definitely not worth that $40 PLUS tip that I had paid.

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★☆☆☆☆

First of all, the doorman was awful. Rude and lording his position of doorman over everyone for no apparent reason. I went to ask him politely if people on the list had to wait. He just barked in response "Get in line!" We fell back and followed directions. A couple said they were there for a private party - the same private party we were going to. He let them in immediately. I called him on it (in a voice that was calm and even). He went off saying "My opinion is the only one that matters around here" and "If you've got a problem with it, take it up with management" and several other things. Literally, I said nothing more - I had just said that one sentence to warrant this tirade.

To add insult upon injury, the bartender that was slinging the free booze was an absolute moron. First of all, he was trying to flip bottles to impress all everyone enough for tips. He spilled it on himself, patrons, the bar, the bar back - pretty much he spilled alcohol on anyone in a 5 foot radius. Glad to know my $40 was going straight to the floor.

When he finally did serve me my first drink (which took FOREVER), he wasn't looking while he 'poured' the rum. There was so little alcohol in it that was all soda. He apparently was in the habit of not looking at any of the drinks he poured, since I either got something that was pure soda or pure alcohol all night.

After tipping all night long (which, other people were NOT tipping after paying the $40), his service got worse and worse to the point that I was ignored for a very, very long time. To the point that the bar back had to tap him on the shoulder and say that I've been waiting forever. Did he serve me after that? No, he served about 5 other patrons before getting to me.

All-in-all I maybe had 4 drinks after arriving at 11 and staying until the place closed (which, it was daylight savings time, so we even had an extra hour to drink). Definitely not worth that $40 PLUS tip that I had paid.

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Me and the bestie went to Vain last Friday and had an ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL TIME!!! We had reservations, parking was a breeze and the bartender showed sooooo much loooove. You'd be crazy not to here.

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★★★★★

Me and the bestie went to Vain last Friday and had an ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL TIME!!! We had reservations, parking was a breeze and the bartender showed sooooo much loooove. You'd be crazy not to here.

Pros: Parking, prices, fellas

Cons: nope can't think of one.

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this place was great....it recently was changed into a sports bar with awesome TV's and a great line of bar grub..try the chicken strips or wings...AWESOME
also, during the weekend nights, it packs a 20-30 something crowd with great music
highly recommend

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★★★★★

this place was great....it recently was changed into a sports bar with awesome TV's and a great line of bar grub..try the chicken strips or wings...AWESOME
also, during the weekend nights, it packs a 20-30 something crowd with great music
highly recommend

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I had the braised lamb shank, and my freind had the ribs. We were both very happy with our orders. The service was great and the live Jazz was outstanding.

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★★★★★

I had the braised lamb shank, and my freind had the ribs. We were both very happy with our orders. The service was great and the live Jazz was outstanding.

Pros: food, service, music

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We just stumbled upon this place one day driving up Clybourn and saw the sign advertising Live Jazz and Blues daily. We went in on a Saturday evening for dinner and the music, really not execting anything special from the food. We were very pleasantly surprised! The downstairs is warm and the staff is friendly. We each had one of the specials, lamb chops and scallops, and both were well prepared with spectacular sauces. We went upstairs for the Jazz trio and had a marvelous time. It was not too crowded, and everyone was attentive to the music rather than disruptive. The owner stopped by and visited with us, and everyone was very nice. We will definitely go back - it's nice to discover someplace so special in our own neighborhood. (You can tell that a lot of the people in there are regulars!)

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★★★★☆

We just stumbled upon this place one day driving up Clybourn and saw the sign advertising Live Jazz and Blues daily. We went in on a Saturday evening for dinner and the music, really not execting anything special from the food. We were very pleasantly surprised! The downstairs is warm and the staff is friendly. We each had one of the specials, lamb chops and scallops, and both were well prepared with spectacular sauces. We went upstairs for the Jazz trio and had a marvelous time. It was not too crowded, and everyone was attentive to the music rather than disruptive. The owner stopped by and visited with us, and everyone was very nice. We will definitely go back - it's nice to discover someplace so special in our own neighborhood. (You can tell that a lot of the people in there are regulars!)

Pros: Comfortable, Inexpensive, Fun

Cons: No parking

 

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