A quality bar from Bangers & Lace Crew will open on Diversey Avenue in Logan Square


LOGAN SQUARE – A neighborhood bar is coming to a hot stretch of Diversey Avenue from Logan Square.

Chicago-based Footman Hospitality, the group behind many popular bars and restaurants on the Northwest Side, including Bangers & Lace, Bucktown Pub and Spilled Milk, is opening Quality Time Bar at 2934 W. Diversey Ave.

Quality Time Bar will occupy a corner storefront that has remained vacant since the Son of a Butcher restaurant closed in 2019.

It will serve a rotating cocktail menu featuring Footman’s version of the “classics we all love,” as well as craft beer on tap and “a cooler full of casual favorites for all occasions,” according to the bar’s website. . Its opening is scheduled for June.

On Tuesday, renovation crews were seen inside the bar, which was outfitted with new wallpaper and light fixtures, among other upgrades.

Jason Freiman of Footman Hospitality was contacted, but they were unavailable for an interview.

Quality Time Bar is Footman’s second bar in Logan Square behind Spilled Milk at 2758 W. Fullerton Ave. The group also run Little Victories, which replaced Division Street sports bar The Anthem, and Sparrow on the Gold Coast.

Son of a Butcher closed in 2019 after five years. Owner and chef Rick Rodriguez sold the restaurant to Carmen Rossi, the restaurateur behind 8 Hospitality, according to Eater.

Quality Time Bar is the latest property to join the Diversey Avenue stretch, home to a number of popular restaurants and bars, including Cellar Door Provisions, NoodleBird, En Passant and Superkhana International.

To open updates, follow Quality Time Bar on Instagram.

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