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Sip a beer in an outdoor lounge pod at Maplewood Brewery

We've seen dining igloos take over Fulton Market and heated cabanas pop up on Pilot Project Brewing's patio, but Maplewood Brewery's outdoor structures are a bit more intimate. The four lounge pods seat up to five people each (four comfortably) and will allow the Logan Square brewery to continue welcoming guests outdoors, in spite of the colder weather that's surely on its way.

Designed by Proletariat Woodshop in Sauganash, Maplewood's lounge pods are housed in a single glass-enclosed structure separated by wooden walls and outfitted with individual space heaters. Guests will be able to enjoy Maplewood's menu of beer, cocktails and hot toddies in the pods, as well as burgers, poutine and corndogs from the kitchen.

zach lonG

NOVEMBER 6, 2020


Chicago Native Finds Success in Bar Building

On the banks of the North Branch River in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood, with little fanfare, Chicago native and carpenter Nick Segura has quietly been designing and building bars for some of the most talked about and anticipated watering holes and breweries.

Sawdust plumes engulf Proletariat, his Northwest-side shop, as exotic woods are given new life. Segura’s reputation for craftsmanship and attention to detail precedes him; his work replete with clean architectural lines and luminous wood grains that evoke a sense of “Pure Chicago.” A city once brimming with neighborhood watering holes and dark mahogany bars, Segura is bringing back the art and craftsmanship of times past. Like Chicago’s incomparable skyline itself, his work seamlessly marries the modern and the classic.

AUGUST 27, 2018

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