Southport & Irving Restaurant For Lease

From Eater Chicago, it look as though Southport & Irving could be for lease.

“One of West Lakeview’s more popular restaurants is available for lease. A Craigslist ad is up for Southport & Irving, also known as SIP, priced at $8,000 per month. Management hasn’t responded to an inquiry by press time so there’s no word yet whether the restaurant at 4000 N. Southport Avenue might close or just change ownership. Stay tuned.”

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Summer 2015 on Chicago’s Southport Corridor

The rain has finally stopped long enough for us to get our annual photos of the Southport Corridor during summertime. Some of these view will look quite different next summer with the addition of SoulCycle and J. Crew coming, along with the proposed Southport TOD.

Evereve and Lou & Grey

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Labor Day Weekend at Southport & Irving (SIP)

In celebration of Labor Day, Southport & Irving (SIP) augments the regular specials with $6 classic cocktails August 29-31, adds free live music on Friday, August 29 from 8-10 p.m., and opens early on Monday, September 1, offering a la carte brunch service and drink deals from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed for dinner service). 

The Labor Day brunch menu includes selections such as eggs Sardou, green chile chilaquiles and tomato-braised brisket hash. In lieu of the regular Monday specials, SIP offers a $6 roasted poblano michelada, a $7 blueberry mimosa and a $9 roasted red pepper and corn bloody mary on Labor Day.

Neighborhood Appreciation Mondays at Southport & Irving (SIP)

Neighborhood Appreciation Mondays at Southport & Irving (SIP)!

• Effective August 4, Southport & Irving will be open Monday nights (they are currently closed Mondays). Monday hours will be 5 p.m.- midnight.

• They are also launching a special promotion for residents of the 60613 and 60657 zip codes on Mondays.

• The promotion: any resident who provides proof of address (valid ID or a utility bill) receives 21-percent off their tab.

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FEW Spirits Cocktail Night at Southport & Irving (SIP) Saturday, July 26

Meet FEW’s master distiller/owner Paul Hletko, sample craft spirits and enjoy handcrafted cocktails from guest master mixologist Ergys Dizdari Southport & Irving (SIP) welcomes Evanston-based FEW Spirits for a special cocktail night on Saturday, July 26 from 7-9 p.m. The event features a meet and greet with master distiller/owner Paul Hletko, education and tasting notes from brand ambassador Alison Mouratis, samples of FEW’s handcrafted spirits, plus raffles and giveaways including distillery tours, FEW monogrammed merchandise and wearables. Master Mixologist Ergys Dizdari (of Filini and Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel) has created a special cocktail list for the evening ($8-$12) and serves as guest bartender for the event. There is no cover charge and a cash bar. Reservations recommended by calling 773-857-2890. Please visit for more info.

Celebrate Chicago’s Artist Month at Southport & Irving on October 9

  • In celebration of Chicago Artist Month, the women’s caucus is doing an art show at Southport and Irving.

    Opening reception is at SIP lounge with two special cocktails, the Artessmia and the Frida Kahlo.

    The event will be on Wednesday, October 9 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.

    Dinner special is $10.00 and includes a half pound heritage burger, fries and a draft beer!
    Information provided by Southport & Irving Cafe!
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