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Blue Line Lounge & Grill

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Chicago, IL

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Our Story

Blue Line Lounge and Grill was built from the ground up in 2002. Located under the Damen Blue Line CTA “L” stop in Bucktown/Wicker Park, Blue Line Lounge and Grill was a total gut rehab. Two years of planning went into the restaurant before it was finally unveiled. As you may have guessed, Blue Line Lounge and Grill is modeled after a train car. When you step in, it’s like stepping into a train car from the 50’s! The interior is incredibly stunning from the custom curved ceiling with wood trim, art deco light fixtures, customized tiling, and a stainless steel back bar. The bar itself is one of the only bars in Chicago that features a 100% marble top! Moving through Blue Line you will find oversized cozy booths, which were all custom-made, as well as high tops that can seat parties of 2 to 10. Large plasma televisions subtlety adorn the walls and the bar. Viewing choices range from classic Black &White movies, past movie favorites, and sports/news.
Recently we built a new room called the Blue Room. This room sports oversized comfortable couches made of blue-brushed custom fabric. Powder Blue Ottomans act as seats for guests sitting opposite of the couches. Classic metallic beads separate portions of the room giving it a beautiful silhouette as well as slight privacy. Six miniature plasma televisions play Black&White movies ranging from Casablanca, to An Affair to Remember, to Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Dimly lit, The Blue Room really captures the Lounge vibe of the restaurant. This room is where most of our parties are held. It will comfortably seat 25 people but will do more when guests are up and mingling.
This year we opened our patio to the public. It features a 52’ Plasma Screen, which is usually playing local/regional sports as well as movies for late night. The patio will comfortably seat 30 guests and can be used for parties.
Blue Line Lounge and Grill aims to serve the drinking, eating, and entertainment needs of the neighborhood. We pride ourselves on courteous service, personality, and phenomenal value. In light of the recent economic turns that have forced many to increase prices due to their increasing costs, we have gone the other way believing that more value is just what the doctor ordered.
We offer a very extensive food menu, which includes loads of Bar Nosh, Salads, Sandwiches, and Entrees. Popular items are the Bucktown Salad (Mixed greens tossed in a fat free raspberry vinaigrette with candied walnuts, pears, crumbled goat cheese and dried cranberries), Flatbreads, Baked Goat Cheese, Mac and Cheese Medallions, Mini Burgers, Mini Tacos, and our 100% Kobe Beef Burger to name a few.
We make a strong effort to be as “House-Made” as possible meaning that we make as much from scratch as we can. Items such as our Crab Cake Tator Tots featured in our Bar Nosh section of the menu are hand made everyday. Our House-Made marinara has made our Penne ala Vodka Pasta one of our biggest sellers. In addition, our Black Bean Burger is a House

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