Green and black living room features olive green tufted swivel chairs surrounding an art deco cocktail table atop an overdyed black rug facing a black metal industrial casement bar cabinet fitted with chicken wire cabinet doors flanking glass shelves lining an antiqued mirrored backsplash.
simplytheanthropic: Atlanta-based antique dealer’s bar collection, Red Baron Oh want. Oh future King of Canada…might we have this bar in our under-library-lair? And might we retrofit our library to detach itself and act like a ship? Because we might need a ship. For librarian crimefighting on the seas purposes and stuff.
As if Gilt Bar weren’t gorgeous enough, there’s an even more intimate speakeasy called the Library hidden below it. Red velvet tufted banquettes, antique leather-bound tomes, and exposed brick create a romantic ambience in this dimly lit subterranean bar. In addition to specialty cocktails, the Library serves the same menu as Gilt Bar upstairs. 230 West Kinzie Street; giltbarchicago.com
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