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INFO FAME is an art-centric bar which brings nationally acclaimed artists' work to one of the city's most culturally relevant areas. This Wicker Park lounge provides guests with a unique experience, presenting craft... ... read more

  • Train:

    Blue Line: Division, Damen

  • Phone:

    773-227-1110

  • Hours:

    Tu–W 4pm–midnight, Th–F 4pm–2am, Sa noon–3am, Su noon–midnight

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  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

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FAME - Lounge | Cocktail Bar | Restaurant in Chicago.

FAME is an art-centric bar which brings nationally acclaimed artists' work to one of the city's most culturally relevant areas. This Wicker Park lounge provides guests with a unique experience, presenting craft cocktails and innovative bar food in a space designed by acclaimed interior designer, Antonio Ballatore of HGTV fame.

FAME also serves as a canvas for Chicago's authentic artistic talent as well as nationally renowned virtuosos, to display their artwork on a seasonal basis. Ballatore's vision emerged as he began to create a space similar to that of an artist's studio where art takes center stage to design; seemingly different than his signature approach. Much of Ballatore's inspiration for the design stemmed from street art and the influence it has on pop culture. From the lighting program to the eclectic floor plan, to meticulously aged walls and custom metal and woodwork, Ballatore ensured that every facet of the design established the art as the focal point.

FAME also features Chef Sam Demarco's modern and casual American cuisine. With more than 30 years of experience in kitchens around the world, Chef SammyD brings his fun culinary twists to the Windy City for the first time with "Sammy D'Lites", a casual and nostalgic take on small plates. His sharable plates inspired by local flavors provides unique twists on traditionally casual dishes. Menu highlights include: Tuna "Nachos" featuring pokey style diced tuna, plantain chips, roast pineapple salsa and sriracha mayo; FBBBLT (FAME's Bao Bun BLT) Greek Gyro - griddled mini bao bun, lamb bacon, gyro meat, lettuce, tomato, harissa mayo, tzatziki dip; and vegetarian options including the Avocado Toasty - toasted whole grain bread, sliced avocado, tomato, cumin and yogurt.

A Mixology Stage also brings the chef-based cocktail to the forefront where guests can appreciate the art of the cocktail; the space is convertible and also serves as a DJ booth. Classic drinks and enticing specialty cocktails are designed using super premium liquors, created in small batches, infused and aged in-house on a nightly basis. Guests can sip on signature FAME infused cocktails including the Pineapple Rum Punch, blended with infused rum; Cucumber Martini with infused cucumber gin; and lastly, for a classic cocktail with a twist, the Bacon Manhattan with infused bacon bourbon.

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