You can’t bear the thought of trekking through the jungle of another warehouse-size, testosterone-filled club. But you’re not ready to surrender to the Friday-night Netflix special either.
The just-opened Rockit Bar & Grill.
It’s grown-up but not fussy — the right mix of restaurant and hang out. The feel is modern-day rec room; the pedigree is Chicago’s finest. The killer menu by chef Patrick Robertson (formerly of one sixtyblue and Le Cirque) includes Kobe-beef burgers with foie gras and black truffles. The swish decor (courtesy of Oprah fave Nate Berkus) is all vintage pieces, black velvet pool tables, and plasma TVs encased in antique frames. The pretty people (more than you can shake a mirror at) have been curated by owners Billy Dec and Brad Young (of Le Passage, natch).
The music keeps it all real. It’s all rock, all the time.
You’re not ready for easy listening anyway.
Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 West Hubbard Street, between North State and North Dearborn Streets (312-645-6000).