Restaurant, Named After Chicago Black Sox Scandal, Is Formerly Nicky Rottens
It’s called 1919 in the space formerly occupied by Nicky Rottens. Named after the year of the baseball scandal involving the Chicago White Sox – referred to ever since as the Black Sox – it features 25 TVs and allows for people to listen to the sound on each one using their smartphones.
If must also have something unique because there are quite a few bars to watch sports in the Gaslamp, and 1919 features something called a Pickle Back Program. If you don’t know what that is, it’s chasing a whiskey shot with pickle brine.
Owned and operated by Treehouse Hospitality which also owns Prohibition next door (and also the new revamped live music venue Music Box on the edge of Little Italy and Nicky Rottens in Coronado), 1919 has a full menu of “comfort food” and opens for brunch on weekends at 9 a.m.
The kitchen will stay open until exactly – they say – at 1:19 a.m.
In addition to the ground level, there’s an upstairs lounge with live music.
Frankly, PubClub.com would rather have seen the place turned into something other than a sports bar. A tiki bar would have been more like it. After all, how many tiki bars are there in the Gaslamp? None!
Well, we know of at least one Chicago fan who lives in the Gaslamp will be checking it out and if it becomes the bar of choice for transplanted Chicagoans, then it will have found its niche in a crowded bar marketplace.
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