When brothers Marco and Miguel Silva bought the Butcher’s Dog in 2007, it was your average, run-of-the-mill Irish bar. To say the brothers took the space and turned it on its head would be an understatement. The long, narrow room now has a Bonnie and Clyde–meets-baroque look, and the clientele has gone from old men to young South Loopers. The biggest change of all: The Silvas kicked the likes of Budweiser and Miller off their beer list to make room for 100-plus microbrews, and the bar’s burgers are all made with Dietzler Farms’ ethically raised beef.
|Venue name:||Villain's Bar and Grill (CLOSED)|
649 S Clark St
|Cross street:||between Harrison and Polk Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Tue 5pm–midnight; Wed–Fri 5pm–2am; Sat 5pm–3am (closed Sun)|
|Transport:||El stop: Blue to LaSalle, Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to LaSalle/Van Buren, Red to Harrison. Bus: 12, 24, 36.|
|Price:||Average beer: $4|
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