Join me this Friday in welcoming an old friend to a new venue. Longtime Rogers Park resident Renee Labrana just opened a new pub and I’m hosting a Follow Me on Friday this Friday, October 4th, to celebrate!
The name of the new pub is R Public House, but Renee pronounces it “Our” Public House (photo on right courtesy of DNAinfo/Benjamin Woodard). And that sums up perfectly Renee’s approach to her new business and Rogers Park. Renee is one of the Rogers Park business owners who “gets it”
She understand that the most successful Rogers Park businesses are those where the owner and their business become part of the fabric of our community, where the patrons are treated as family and, in turn, look upon the establishment as their second home.
Join me this Friday, October 4th, 5:00 p.m. at 7:00 p.m., at R Public House, 1508 W. Jarvis, for complimentary appetizers and beverages and you’ll see exactly what I mean.
Renee developed a loyal following as co-owner and bar manager at the Glenwood Bar, sponsoring sports teams and fun contests and hosting community events in her tavern, including the wildly successful Pride North celebration. Now that she’s branched out on her own, she’s taking her community-as-family approach to her new establishment.
You’ll see that approach manifested on the walls of R Public House where she has posted old family photos of her parents and the parents of many of her patrons. You’ll see that in the warm and friendly way she greets each and every one of her patrons as she works behind the bar. And you’ll see that in the bartenders, all of whom followed her from her former establishment, and the kitchen staff, all of whom once worked for the business she took over, Gruppo di Amici.
In addition to the warm and inviting staff and decor, R Public House offers affordable, delectable menu choices, including an amazing array of pizzas from the pub’s very own wood-fire oven (see photo on left)! I asked Renee for her favorite dish and she mentioned the fish and chips have been getting rave reviews.
Renee will be offering up a free sampling of some of the treats on their menu and a complimentary beer, wine or soft drink.
“Follow Me on Friday” is one of my efforts to encourage my constituents to sample some of the 49th Ward’s finest restaurants, pubs and businesses. Each week on my Facebook page, I post the name andlocation of a local restaurant, pub or business where I’ll be hanging out after work on Friday. The establishment offers specials for all my Facebook followers and their friends. It’s a great opportunity for you to check out one of the fine local 49th Ward businesses you may not have visited before.
Previous Follow Me on Friday locations includeMullen’s Bar and Grill, 7301 N. Western; Act One Cafe, 1330 W. Morse; Ethiopian Diamond II, 7537 N. Clark;Waterfront Cafe, 6219 N. Sheridan; Good To Go Jamaican Cuisine & Fruit Bar, 1947 W. Howard; the Morseland, 1218 W. Morse; theCaribbean American Bakery, 1539 W. Howard; Chuckie’s, 1412 W. Morse; Gruppo di Amici, 1508 W. Jarvis; the Red Line Tap, 7006 N. Glenwood; Fabi’s, 7124 N. Clark; The Glenwood, 6962 N. Glenwood; the Buffalo Bar at the Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood; Bruno and Tim’s Lounge, 6562 N. Sheridan; the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse; the Common Cup, 1501 W. Morse; The Fish Keg, 2233 W. Howard; La Cazuela, 6922 N. Clark; Sweet Attila’s and The Growling Rabbit, 6981 N. Sheridan; the Grill Inn, 1422 W. Morse; El Famous Burrito, 7047 N. Clark; the New 400 Theaters, 6746 N. Sheridan; the Sidecar Bar, 6920 N. Glenwood; Rogers Park Fine Wine and Spirits, 6733 N. Clark; thePoitin Stil, 1502 W. Jarvis; Northside Community Resources, 1530 W. Morse; Felice’s Roman Style Pizza,6441 N. Sheridan; The Coffee Shop, 1135 W. Sheridan; the Lighthouse Tavern, 1236 W. Chase; Heartland on the Lake, 1200 W. Greenleaf; Royal Coffee Chicago, 6764 N. Sheridan; the Clark Street Market, 7007 N. Clark; Cafe Descartes, 6451 N. Sheridan; the Greenleaf Arts Center, 1806 W. Greenleaf; the Mezz Gallery at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse; Taste Wine and Food, 1506 W. Jarvis; Badou Senegalese Cuisine, 2055 W. Howard; Morse Gyros and Chicken, 1335 W. Morse; Den Den Restaurant, 6635 N. Clark; Towbar, 1500 W. Jarvis; and Bop ‘N’ Grill, 6604 N. Sheridan and El Pulpo Loco, 6619 N. Clark.
Join me this Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. as I welcome R Public House to Jarvis Square and the 49th Ward community!