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Your Dandy Neighborhood Cocktail Bar & Restaurant

Opened in December 2019 by married partners Julia Shell and Jamie Hale, The Dandy Crown is an approachable, neighborhood cocktail-focused bar and restaurant in the River West neighborhood of Chicago. Designed and curated by Julia, the vibe is laid-back-luxe and filled with images of nontraditional dandy kings, queens, and other crown-wearers, a nod to Jamie's British citizenship. Nestled in a stand-alone, two-story vintage brick building, the interior combines bar space and lounging areas. The first floor features the main bar plus a fireplace lounge surrounded by mid-century modern, comfortable chairs and couches. In contrast, the second floor offers overflow and private party space with another full bar and rooftop patio deck. Adjacent to the property is a spacious and comfortably chic year-round courtyard patio complete with fire pits and heaters for those cold Chicago winters.

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