Monday, September 7, 2009

Simone's Bar

On my trip to Chicago last month, while rambling around in the neighborhood of Pilsen with Julie, we stumbled upon Simone's Bar. Every single surface and material is crafted from vintage or remaindered from somewhere else, but in the most unique and beautiful way I have seen in a very long time. The food is great too, and reasonably priced. I had a chat with the owner while I was there, and tried to convince him to open up a place in New York....

"The interior of Simone's is undeniably unique. Crafted in many cases from remaindered building materials, decorative ephemera and bits and pieces of original architectural elements, the decor inside Simone's ranges from a bar top built from a bowling alley lane to graffiti-scarred high school chemistry table tops to booths and a DJ station built from old pinball machines. Using vintage and remaindered materials is part of Simone's environmentally friendly operations, something that includes a rooftop herb garden and banks of solar panels."


  1. wow that place looks like it's worth a trip to chicago!

  2. absolutely! we really need one of these in new york!