Okay so last week was pretty much Simone's weekend for me. They had an "invite only" welcome party on Wednesday that consisted of a 10-hour long open bar and then Thursday was the party I was hosting with Jillian Valentino. Unfortunately, the sound was not yet set up for live performances so Clique Talk was unable to play. Yello Fever and Mr. Bobby, however, rocked the place all night long. As for the bar itself, the place is kind of amazing. I've been hearing some starkly mixed reviews thus far but I am in the love category of people who seem to either completely love or completely hate it there. The place is largely hand crafted from found objects including pinball machines, subway railings and lab beakers. On the downside it's a bit pricier than many hipsters might be comfortable with, though they do offer PBR tallboys among their largely specialty beer list. There is also a full food menu and plenty of seating throughout. In fact, the place may even be a bit too big. I would not be surprised to see the back half closed off on weekdays. Another downside is the lack of a realistic dance floor to accommodate the well placed DJ booth, which sits perched above the bar and main room in perhaps the perfect spot.
If you didn't get a chance to make it down to Pilsen to check out Simone's this past weekend, check out the photos below or come out and see it for yourself! I'll be DJing there this Tuesday night so I'd have to recommend that night to go..
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