Dusek's Board & Beer/Punch House - Chicago
The team behind The Empty Bottle and Longman & Eagle have restored an old Pilsen opera house to its original state, but with contemporary updates. Originally named Thalia Hall, Dusek's Board & Beer and lower-level Punch House cocktail lounge serve modern food with classic cocktails and local beers. The top floor music venue Thalia Hall reopened in early 2014 to host live music acts and other forms of entertainment.
The gastropub-inspired Dusek's showcases craft beers from Chicago beyond. Food is meant to complement the beers, from daily oyster selections to Slagel Farms roasted chicken and a Berkshire pork shank.
Punch House is an ideal place to retreat after dinner at Dusek's. It's cocktail-focused where guests may order punch by the glass, carafe or bowl. Deejays spin regularly and seating is first come, first served.