Chicago >Bars & Clubs > Bacchus
2242 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061441.922798 -87.645264
Neighborhoods: North Side, Lincoln Park
Lush lounge aspires to pick up where the notorious Roman god of wine drinking left off. – The Scene
Roman god Bacchus threw yearly orgies, so you would expect to be, um, a little titillated at his namesake. Alas, Lincoln Park's Bacchus attracts a Lincoln Park crowd, and these wholesome khaki-wearing and Kate Spade-carrying customers rarely get out of control. An attractive, tri-level lounge, Bacchus gets points for its delightfully plush VIP room on the second level. Oversize crimson banquettes and handcrafted champagne bar are perfect for a night of schmoozing. What's missing, however, is a sense of sensuality. Where it should be dark and decadent, it's too bright and bold.
The bad boy of Rome would be proud. Dive into the Orgy (Stoli Vanil and Razberi with Godiva white chocolate liqueur). Take on the Pagan (Vox with sour apple and grape pucker). Chill with Kir Caesar (sparkling wine with Chambord and lemon). All are $10.
Licoln Parks Best – Me and my girls we there on saturday. This place is still one of Lincoln Parks best options. It got A little bit to crowded late night. Staff was the best.
horrible – Is it a crime to ask "are there any drink specials?" Apparently so at Bacchus b/c I was met w/ a caustic, supremely rude response from the catty bartender. The atmosphere wasn't anything to speak of either and made me feel kind of dirty (in a bad way).
ehh – Thursdays are usually packed with beautiful biddy's. DJ's need some help though, and the crowd reacts accordingly. Mostly hiphop, and good, but just bad DJ-ing. Bartenders are typically overworked. I think this bar is on the down swing. Still a good time though, with the right attitude!
RUDE, Think twice – Horrible experience. I had once thought highly of Bacchus, but after this experience, I'm never coming back. I had even booked a private party there a half year ago. The service was extremely rude at the front door. Also, we were told that we couldn't go to the 2nd floor where there was a private party, and to tell you the truth, when we finally went upstairs later, you could see that there wasn't anything special. We were told that we're too old for this place, and that is good news for this 29 year old, guy, who is in their most coveted demographic. So unprofessional. I hope that anyone who reads this thinks twice about going there. Also, drinks are overpriced.
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