Matthias Merges to open Logan Square cocktail bar
You may not be able to get your first drink until Halloween, but work is underway for a cocktail bar by Matthias Merges, above, chef/owner of Yusho restaurant. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune)
Billy Sunday (3143 W. Logan Blvd., no phone yet) will offer "really focused craft cocktails," Merges says. "Using the philosophy behind Yusho, we'll be making our own bitters and tonics and doing our own twists on (drinks)."
Alex Bachman, who runs the cocktail program at Yusho, will be chief mixologist at Billy Sunday.
As for food? "We're going to do dishes based off old-time Sunday suppers," Merges says.
Merges says he hopes to be open by the end of October.
Billy Sunday, for the uninitiated, was the fiery evangelist and Prohibition leader immortalized in the lyrics of "Chicago (That Toddling Town)."