Two New Bars Opening Near Concord Music Hall

Bad Habit and Smoke & Mirrors will debut in the coming months
Two New Bars Opening Near Concord Music Hall
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Two new bars, Bad Habit and Smoke & Mirrors, are soon to become the neighbors of Concord Music Hall, located at 2043-2051 N. Milwaukee Ave

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The newest additions to the block come from NPK Hospitality, which is also responsible for the upcoming Stay Cafe, opening soon near the music hall. Now, the hospitality group is getting ready to open two more bars near the music venue, starting with Bad Habit, a cocktail bar with a focus on tequila, mezcal, and small plates, according to Block Club Chicago. Next door, Smoke & Mirrors will serve as a late-night club with regular events, such as open mic nights and DJ sets.

First to open will be the breakfast and lunch-focused Stay Cafe, with the opening date set for the second week of November. The new eatery is expected to release a dinner menu shortly after opening. Bad Habit is scheduled to open shortly after. Last, Smoke & Mirrors does not have an official opening date. Nick Karounos, the venue’s owner, tells Block Club Chicago the nightclub will make its debut in the coming months.

“We really wanted to create something that was neighborhood-focused, that offered something for everybody, and also concepts that were different but had synergies between them,” Karounos tells the publication. “The idea is to have people flow through — come for dinner, then go to Bad Habit or flow into Smoke & Mirrors.”

Two New Bars Opening Near Concord Music Hall
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Joey Reams

Born in San Diego, Joey moved to San Francisco to study Music Journalism at San Francisco State University. There, he worked for several publications, including The Culture Trip and RIFF Magazine, and served as the News Editor at Golden Gate Xpress. Joey previously worked as the News Assignment Editor for Pasadena Now. When he’s not working, you can find him exploring new cities, finding delicious food, and having fun at concerts.
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