El Che Bar: Argentine restaurant/cocktail lounge in West Loop serves up
grilled meats from a custom-designed open-fire oven from Argentina. It is now
open. 845 W. Washington Blvd., 312-265-1130
GT Prime: Team behind GT Fish & Oyster opens sleek, communal-style steakhouse in River North. It is now open. 707 N. Wells St., 312-600-6305
Kimpton Gray Hotel bars: Two particularly stylish establishments open in new Financial District property. Boleo is the rooftop lounge with a retractable roof, weekend deejays and Latin-inspired cuisine and cocktails; Vol. 39 is a Mad Men-esque drinkery with classic cocktail program, plus tableside service for cheese, dessert and caviar. It is now open.
122 W. Monroe St., 877-771-7031
Spilt Milk: Logan Square’s latest entry is an authentic speakeasy that’s been revived to showcase vintage and contemporary tipples. It is now open. 2758 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-413-8440
Terra & Vine: Noted master sommelier Alpana Singh opens her third restaurant, this time in Evanston. T&V specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and Italian wines. It opens at the end of September. 1701 Maple Avenue, 847-563-4333
Disco: Upscale retro lounge is situated above Celeste bar in River North. 111 W. Hubbard St., 312-828-9000
Flamingo Rum Club: The River North-based bar is Cuban inspired and specializes in rum. 601 N. Wells St.
Pisolino: The Avondale restaurant is rooted in rustic and contemporary Italian fare. It opens in October. 2755 W. Belmont Ave.
Rylon's BBQ: One of the owners behind the wildly successful Batter & Berries opens a craft beer and BBQ-focused restaurant in the South Loop in October. 67 E. Cermak Rd.