Cheap beer drinkers from DePaul, rockers and those who enjoy good alcohol all share this Lincoln Park
joint, which (follow along here) is formerly known as the Rockhouse, which replaced Deja Vu.
There's no cover here, any time. Get familiar with the shot machines dispensing Jager, Patron and Bacardi behind the bar, enjoy the art tattooed on the wait staff's bodies if you can see them through the fog machine, and rock out to the bands jamming on stage until the wee hours on Friday and Saturday nights (the juke box will have to suffice Tuesday through Thursday). Dan Aykroyd wants you to try his Crystal Skull vodka, stocked behind the bar in (what else?) skulls.
But the true highlight of your night (or morning) may come upstairs, where you'll be able to hear your own voice, and where three elegantly decorated rooms with comfy couches and portraits of the rock bands of yesteryear — Elvis, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, the Who — might make you feel like you've entered a time warp and are partying with your parents' crowd (assuming your folks were hip).
Check out the love suite in the corner, separated from the room by drapes and offering a bird's eye view of Lincoln Avenue, but the wait staff asks you and your sweety not to get too cozy there.
Well drinks cost $5 or $6, and you'll find specials on cheap beer throughout the week. Of course, who'd want $1 Busch on Wednesdays when you can have a $4 Maker's Mark.
Centerstage Reviewer: Jacob Wheeler