After a fire destroyed much of this ballyhooed Boystown hangout in early ’09, Scarlet has risen from the ashes (literally!) in much improved form. The sepia-toned images, stained glass and gaudy red lighting have been replaced by elegant touches, including a 13-foot re-upholstered couch, a comfy antique chaise and a glittery vintage disco ball. The rebirth also includes a bit more elbow room, perfect for the elements that remained intact, namely the loyal and adorable bar staff and bustling theme nights like Frat House Thursdays and the First Ward Ball.
|Venue name:||Scarlet Bar||Contact:|
3320 N Halsted St
|Cross street:||between Aldine Ave and Buckingham Pl|
|Opening hours:||Tue 8pm–2am; Wed–Fri 6pm–2am; Sat 5pm–3am; Sun 1pm–2am|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Belmont. Bus: 8, 22, 77.|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $6|