The Scout Waterhouse + Kitchen | New bar

A sports bar replaces Opera in the South Loop.
Photograph: Emily Rawdon The Scout
By Julia Kramer |

What would the Opera space have looked like if Jerry Kleiner hadn’t exploded his love of color and crazy all over it? Introducing: the Scout, a sports bar from new owners that has replaced Opera with flat-panel televisions, foot-long sandwiches and an extensive beer selection including Two Brothers and Lagunitas. 1301 S Wabash Ave (312-705-0595).