Tiny Lounge

Lounge / Restaurant
Tiny Lounge Tiny Lounge in Chicago's Lincoln Square is a slick lounge with great cocktails & an unpretentious vibe. Come cozy in to this Chicago spot with Party Earth. Chicago United States 41.961084 -87.684166
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Party Earth Review Although the word “lounge” might evoke images of a see-and-be-seen downtown hotspot, Tiny Lounge – located in cute and cozy Lincoln Square – is literally and figuratively far from velvet-roped River North. The lighting... ... read full review

  • Train:

    Brown Line: Montrose, Western

  • Phone:

    773-463-0396

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    Lounge: M–Th 4pm–2am, F 3pm–2am, Sa noon–3am, Su 10am–2am
    Kitchen closes Tu–W, Su 11pm, Th midnight, F–Sa 1am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Tiny Lounge Review

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Tiny Lounge in Chicago's Lincoln Square is a slick lounge with great cocktails & an unpretentious vibe. Come cozy in to this Chicago spot with Party Earth.

Although the word “lounge” might evoke images of a see-and-be-seen downtown hotspot, Tiny Lounge – located in cute and cozy Lincoln Square – is literally and figuratively far from velvet-roped River North.

The lighting is dark, the décor is polished but minimal, and the regulars are a mix of hipsterish yuppies and hipsters with yuppie jobs who drop in to chat with friends at the modern bar – or rather, shout with friends considering the loud mix of lounge beats.

Though the joint is short on downtown attitude, the drinks trend toward the higher end, with a small selection of beer and wine that covers the gamut from everyday choices to hard-to-find luxuries, and a larger selection of classic cocktails that includes a popular line of martinis.

With the emphasis more on catching up and hanging out than looking to score, the space sees lots of casual-cool thirty-somethings throughout the week, either people-watching from the front tables or tucked in one of the intimate booths with their small plates of salmon tacos, burgers, or mussels.

A younger crowd shows up on Fridays and Saturdays after 11pm, but the vibe doesn’t change much unless a rowdier group has rented out the private space in back for a celebration that inevitably spills into the rest of the bar.

Perfect for anyone who wants a slick environment without a slick attitude, Tiny Lounge indulges its patrons’ need to lounge without making them feel over-indulgent.

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Tip from Emma:

Want to bring a big group to Tiny Lounge? They accept reservations for parties of eight or more.

  • Crowd

    Laid-back yuppies, hipsters, groups of friends, lounge lovers, and cocktail seekers, late 20s to mid-30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Loud playlist of electronic and indie music in the background. DJs are brought in with some regularity, but there is no set schedule.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Small plates menu of upscale sharing dishes including truffle cheese fries, burgers, salmon tacos, mussels, and pizzettas.

  • Prices

    Brunch menu $6–$10. Small plates $6–$16. Beer $2–$11+, wine $8–$11/glass or $30–$42/bottle, cocktails $9–$10.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: clean t-shirts, jeans, checked shirts, fedoras, Banana Republic, J.Crew.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Friday and Saturday nights for the largest and youngest crowd, earlier in the week to chat up some cool thirty-somethings, or warm Sundays to chill on the “Tiny Patio” out front for brunch.

  • Close By

    The Bad Apple (4300 North Lincoln Avenue) is a popular burger bar with a sizeable beer list.

Tiny Lounge User Reviews

Average rating:
Bringing lounging to a low-key neighborhood
Brinda G. Dec 12, 2012
It’s the best of both worlds—a cool lounge atmosphere plus the kind of laid-back crowd that tends to hang out in Lincoln Square. Yes, the lounge is tiny (and can be hard to spot!), but it’s not claustrophobic. Good cocktails and wine selection and decent food—though I would much rather eat at one of the restaurants around it for better food. The music tends to be a little loud for a lounge, which is annoying when I’m with soft-spoken friends, so I love it when they open up the front windows and put out sidewalk seats in the summer. The music is a small matter, however. It’s a good spot when you’re in the neighborhood but want something other than one of the 7,000 pubs.
Fun, Lively, great food!
Sarah B. Nov 14, 2012
This restaurant/lounge has it all. Great selection of food and tons of fun because you can order a million things on the menu to share. Healthy, and more bar food options. Although it's a lounge it can still be suitable for families with older kids. Great outdoor seating in the warmer months.
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