WEST TOWN — Dancing returned to Chicago Avenue in West Town this weekend.
Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., reopened its dance floor Friday, according to an Instagram post, instructing patrons to “dress to sweat.”
The West Town club known for an eclectic array of themed music nights initially reopened in late May with table seating. At the time, managing partner Rene Romero said he looked forward to the day the bar’s iconic dance floor would fully reopen.
“Nightclubbing or bar mingling isn’t high on a priority list, but these places for congregating and socializing are so important to getting back to feeling a semblance of normalcy,” he said. “We want to be that for people. … Everyone needs a little bit of nostalgia. Everyone needs a little bit of escapism.”
Beauty Bar, owned by Chicago hospitality group 16 on Center, opened 11 years ago.
Chicago’s live performance industry has been among the hardest-hit sectors of the local economy during the coronavirus pandemic, unable to operate at all during shutdowns and gradual reopening of local business operations because of safety restrictions.
Beauty Bar will open 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturdays and 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Sundays. Cover charges for deejays begins at 9 p.m. Follow the bar on Instagram for updates on future hours.
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