(SIMPLE) MAN WITH THE (SIMPLE) PLAN The story of how Coleman Brice came to open a bar named Cole’s in Logan Square? “It’s not so juicy,” Brice admits. By day, he led the sedentary life of an accountant, and by night he played in a band called the Splendid Ape. And then, after seven years, he finally had enough money saved to quit and open his dream bar. And that dream bar is as simple as the story of its beginnings. It’s just a neighborhood tavern with a big music stage (where bands will play every night for free), a pool table and six beers on tap. There’s no fancy lighting, no expensive wallpaper and no cocktail list. But there’s a guy named Coleman behind the bar, and if you want to talk music—or accounting, for that matter—you’ve found yourself in the perfect spot. 2338 N Milwaukee Ave (773-276-5802).
• More just opened restaurants and bars
• More Restaurants & Bars articles