LINCOLN PARK — Hogsalt Hospitality, the nationally acclaimed restaurant group behind Au Cheval and other local favorites, has quietly opened a pub and restaurant in Lincoln Park.
Armitage Alehouse opened at the former site of Le Pain Quotidien, 1000 W. Armitage Ave., which closed last year.
Representatives from Hogsalt did not return requests for comment, but the website describes the micro-pub as being inspired by 1920s London.
“This is the neighborhood pub you always knew existed back when, in the days when fireplaces still burned wood and music came from the piano, just like they do here,” according to the bar’s website.
The pub’s interior features eclectic decor, hand-carved woodwork and dim lighting, with a menu that offers ales and cocktails paired with pub fare and dishes that have roots in India, the website says.
Armitage Alehouse also offers French and American wines, beers and spirits. Dishes range from starters like matzo ball soup to seafoods, curries, pasta, steaks and burgers.
Armitage Alehouse is Hogsalt’s ninth restaurant in the city, following places including Aster Hall, Green Street Smoked Meats and Small Cheval.
Armitage Alehouse is open 4:30-10:15 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Reservations can be made online.
Jake Wittich is a Report for America corps member covering Lakeview, Lincoln Park and LGBTQ communities across the city for Block Club Chicago.
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