As someone who grew up outside of Chicago and had a pop who was Vice Poobah (sp?) of the Moose Lodge, I am all into the concept of a members only, or members benefit club. Not in the Spitzer way, but definitely in the McLeod Residence way. A community built on the principal of good company and cheap drinks.
Starting tomorrow, McLeod Residence will open to the public six nights a week (Tue-Sun, 6pm to 2am). Now everyone can enjoy this enhanced art space that goes a few steps beyond gallery and maybe a slight jag to the left from your normal bar or social club. Members will still get the benefit of cheaper drinks and special admission prices to events, but now everyone can enjoy the fantastic art that rolls through this space on a regular basis.
Enjoy DJs this Friday and Saturday, and karaoke on Sunday. But if you want to check out the space, I'd almost say wait until next weekend, when McLeod Residence will hold quite an art opening featuring the always fascinating Diana Falchuk (now, with frosting!), and skatedecks curated by the cute and Schmancy Kristen Rask.
2209 Second Avenue, upstairs
Lounge: Tuesday-Sunday 6:00pm to 2:00am
Art gallery: Thursday-Saturday 12:00noon to 6:00pm