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Bounce Lounge will be an upscale sports entertainment venue with a club atmosphere.

BrandIt Hospitality to Launch New Sports Bar Concept

October 24, 2017 Industry News
The unparalleled style and ambiance of a chic nightclub meets the iconic energy of a sports arena this fall with the arrival of Bounce Chicago, River North’s newest venue for lively dining, sips, and sports-centered revelry. Bounce Chicago is poised to forever change the Chicagoan definition of a “sports bar” with the delivery of an unmatched entertainment experience.
 
The upscale sports lounge is the most recent venture from 13-year industry veterans BrandIt Hospitality, the nightlife impresarios behind celebrated concepts Bounce Sporting Club and Vero in New York City. The debut of Bounce Chicago marks a decade milestone for the brand, on the heels of Bounce Sporting Club’s sixth anniversary, solidifying a pivotal chapter with the opening of a second location in a new market. Bounce Chicago invites guests to bounce with them through an elevated culinary experience, live performances from world-class talent, and signature event programming.
 
“We love the vibrancy of Chicago and are certain Bounce’s signature brand of nightlife will translate well with the spirit of River North and with locals and tourists alike,” says Yosi Benvenisti, president of BrandIT Hospitality. “We’re thrilled to bring Bounce to life in the dynamic and sports-obsessed market of Chicago.”
 
Unparalleled Entertainment Experience
Bounce Chicago will be a hotspot to see and be seen in Chicago’s trendy River North neighborhood. Offering both lively day and nightlife offerings, Bounce Chicago will feature a DJ lineup set rivaling entertainment capitals such as Las Vegas and New York City, including highlights such as Questlove, QTip, DJ Reach, DJ Ross One, and many more.
 
Signature event programming will include the singular experiences put on the map by Bounce’s original location. The iconic Big Ten Brunch invites guests to root their favorite teams on to victory while indulging in decadent bites and sips from Bounce Chicago’s brunch menu. Bounce Sporting Club reinvented Sunday Funday, and Bounce Chicago will redefine it with a nightclub-inspired packed daytime blowout that is anything but your typical Sunday Funday. The massive all-day event features non-stop dancing, bottle service topped with eye catching sparklers, masquerade and robot lightshow fueled performances, and all of the energy-packed revelry the end of the weekend can handle.
 
Not Your Average Sports Bar Fare
In addition to incredible entertainment programming, guests will indulge in an elevated dining experience lead by Bounce Chicago’s executive chef, Sean Olnowich. Olnowich’s menus serve up decadent twists on traditional sports bar fare with brunch and dinner menus inspired by flavors, techniques, and ingredients the incredible Chicago dining scene is famous for.
 
The menu will also feature an array of staple items that Bounce has become renowned for including Cap’N Crunch Crusted Chicken Nuggets, Fried Mac & Cheese Bars, the famous Double Stack and BSC Burgersfeaturing tomato confit, gruyere, and a sunny fried egg as well. Expert mixologist Egor Plonskiy of Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits will craft the beverage menu, which includes a variety of signature cocktails, homemade sangria, and a selection of craft beers and top-shelf spirits.
 
Cutting-Edge Design
Designed to be a metropolitan sports bar with the feel of a private social club, the 4,500 square-foot two-story venue features innovative designs by Garrett Singer. The historic building features a luxe assortment of modern and eclectic furnishings as well as 1980s hip hop art with pops of graffiti.  Chicago’s hometown sports teams are incorporated throughout the design with elements of nostalgic sports gear and equipment integrated in a glamorous way. Vintage athletic equipment and pummel horses inspire the banquettes and the DJ booth is fashioned with suede and white leather inspired by the famous 1980s Air Jordans. Other interesting elements include vintage sports photos on antiqued oak walls, complemented by sultry marble accents, an inviting fireplace, modern lighting fixtures as well as Bounce’s iconic marquee from New York City, making for a sensational design centerpiece. Guests can choose from plush banquette seating with upholstery details taken from vintage sports gear, like hockey pads and catcher chest pads, bar stools and high-top tables filling out the rest of the 143-seat space, all with perfect views of 29 state-of-the art flat screen HD-TV’s surrounding the venue.
 
Building on Chicago’s incredible collection of signature rooftop spaces, Bounce Chicago will also feature a 1,500-square foot rooftop for al fresco sipping, slated to open in the spring of 2018. Designed to cater to a variety of different size events including birthdays, bachelorettes, corporate functions and more, the venue features a private dining space on the second floor, which caters to up 50 guests. 
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