We’re going global with this week’s Thirsty Thursday spotlight… A lounge that’s inspired by a melding of two cultures — Japanese immigrants in Mexico and their influence on food and culture there.

This history is what inspired a cool new lounge in Wicker Park at the hip four corners intersection… It’s called Valedor …. A Spanish word for protector or guardian… And it’s true, you’ll feel insulated from the world and your troubles enough to relax a spell.

Opens November 27th

1620 N Milwaukee Ave



Instagram @valedorchicago

Spotlight Chicago airs weekdays on WGN from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m