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Drinking in an Old Movie Warehouse

The simple grilled cheese sandwich: a magnificent little creation.

But there are some inherent problems. It’s little. And simple.

So let’s supersize it, put a frosty mug of ice-cold beer next to it and see what happens.

We predict only good things.

Introducing The Scout, soft-opening this weekend, offering you all the comforts of home—writ large—in the South Loop.

The space was most recently Opera, that velveteen ode to the Orient, and once upon a time, it was a warehouse that stored motion picture canisters. Today, it’s all copper walls, distressed wooden tables and piers hauled from Lake Michigan. And the film vaults are now put to use behind the bar as liquor cabinets. So your booze is safe.

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Hours of operation

Mon.–Fri. 2:00 pm-2:00 am
Sat.-Sun.** 10:00 am–2:00 am
**Bears Noon Home Games
Open @ 9 AM


1301 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60605


GENERAL (312) 705-0595
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