New Bar With “Laid-Back” Atmosphere And “Coastal Mexican” Theme To Open Mid-April
Ever wonder what might become of the former Montrose club known as EJ’s? Wonder no longer. CultureMap reports the “neighborhood institution” that closed at 2517 Ralph St. last June will reincarnate as a bar tentatively named La Grange.
Plans to open the “coastal Mexican” themed venue around mid-April were confirmed by Jake Rainey, chief operating officer of the group that also owns and operates popular bars Cottonwood (in Oak Forest) and Liberty Station (Washington Avenue). In addition to a cocktail menu featuring an “extensive” selection of tequila and mezcal, the bar will also stock a varied selection of craft beer. Food will consist of standard pub grub like hamburgers, but also offer “Mexican-inspired” small plates.
A patio bar, balcony and large parking lot will all add to La Grange’s allure as well as the “same laid-back atmosphere that has made both Liberty Station and Cottonwood so successful.”