"Naperville-based Solemn Oath is scouting for locations with a 2014 opening in mind, according to brewery president John Barley.
The concept will focus on the tavern/taproom aspect, serving their full
variety of Belgian-inspired ales, heheweizens, IPAs and bitters, plus
occasional guest drafts. Hoping for a location in Uptown or West Town,
among a few others, the culture of their Naperville taproom and brewery will be present wherever they end up."
We can think of a lot of outstanding locations here, all with loads of character and in historic buildings: the former TCF Bank on Wilson; the former Kinetic Playground on Lawrence; the former Borders right by the Riviera; and (as our reader suggests) the lobby of the Bridgeview Bank Building. All are walking distance to the upcoming Uptown Entertainment District and the Red Line.
Here's hoping the Chamber promotes the hell out of Uptown to Solemn Oath's owners, and that we see them here in 2014.