The Watershed: Chicago Speakeasy

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A Second Look at the Second City/The Watershed: Chicago Speakeasy
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Pops For Champagne looks like a fast paced Chicago loop restaurant like any other, but in the basement, it holds a cozy secret. Down a shallow flight of steps and through a pair of heavy doors is a room that French revolutionaries were meant to conspire in.   

This small stone-brick-walled basement room is dingy, dank, and utterly charming. When you enter, the waitstaff might just be hunched around the bar speaking in hushed and excited voices. Take a seat and you have the entire menu from the restaurant above at your disposal, along with a select cocktail menu.  

Chicago is a city of hidden pleasures. Around every corner, you might come across a wild shop, a strange theatre or a hidden bar. When exploring Chicago, always remember to keep an eye out for the Second City that lies below the surface. 

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