Hi, recent addition to Portage Park here! Does anyone know the scoop on Martini Club on Irving Park? It seems to be closed, but then I saw it was open the other night. Is it really, as the name implies, a martini club?
I've been wondering what's going on with that place for the last five years. It never seems open. When it is open, it's never busy. Yet they somehow stay in business. I was hoping they'd sell and we'd get a new or different type of bar or lounge. I've only been there once.
I believe Mikes Ale House was in that location prior to the martini club. My wife and I went in there when it was Mikes and loved it. It was a cute little bar with a few tables and a nice hardwood floor. We would go and have some nice bar fare and a few drinks. There was a little kitchen in the back. It was a beautiful little place that seemed like a nice spot for couples in our neighborhood. Now they moved down where Tony and Lil's was at and I have never been in there. Looks more like a bar for single drinkers, with a pool table and a bunch of people hanging around out front smoking. I wish they never moved.