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Lost Lake Fire Worse Than Thought; Bar To Hold Pop-Ups While Closed

By Paul Biasco | April 1, 2016 3:03pm | Updated on April 4, 2016 10:46am
 Lost Lake was damaged during a fire Sunday night.
Lost Lake was damaged during a fire Sunday night.
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LOGAN SQUARE — It appears that last weekend's fire at the Lost Lake tiki bar was worse than previously thought.

The popular spot at 3154 W. Diversey Ave. will remain closed indefinitely as smoke damage was significant.

"Now that we’ve had a few days to process the aftermath of last weekend’s kitchen fire, it has become clear that the smoke damage in Lost Lake will require a little more cleanup than we originally anticipated. We remain grateful that no one was hurt as we are working to reopen as quickly as possible," Lost Lake's owners said in a statement Friday.

While the bar remains closed Lost Lake will hold pop-ups around town to "make sure our guests can keep some Lost Lake tiki in their lives."

The pop-up schedule includes:

Monday, April 4, at the Freehand’s Broken Shaker, 19 E. Ohio St., (7 p.m. to 2 a.m.)
Tuesday, April 5, at Sportman’s Club, 948 N. Western Ave., (5 p.m. to 2 a.m.)
Thursday, April 7, at OSB at Longman & Eagle, 2657 N. Kedzie Ave., (5 p.m. to 12 a.m.)
Sunday, April 10, at Bar DeVille, 701 N. Damen Ave., (7 p.m. to 2 a.m.)
Monday, April 11, in Indianapolis at Thunderbird (7 p.m. to 11 p.m.)

"The amount of support that our Chicago cocktail-making friends have shown Lost Lake is humbling and inspiring, and we are more proud than ever to be a part of this incredible community," Lost Lake's owners said in their statement.

The electrical fire, which has shut down the bar, broke out Sunday night in the kitchen. No one was hurt.

Each pop-up event will have a unique set of drinks for the night.

  • “Greatest Hits” at Broken Shaker, Monday, April 4

Lost Lake­ Appleton VX Jamaican Rum, Campari, Luxardo Maraschino, passionfruit, pineapple, lime

Hula Hips of Heaven ­Tromba Reposado Tequila, Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, John Taylor Velvet Falernum, grapefruit, cinnamon, Angostura Bitters, Letherbee Barrel­Aged Absinthe

Bunny’s Banana Daiquiri­ Smith & Cross, Atlantico Reserva, Chairman’s Reserve Spiced Rum, Lost Lake Coconut Likker, banana, lime, demerara

Heaven is a Place / This is the Place­ Ford’s Gin, lime, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao, John Taylor Falernum, honey, St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram, Angostura Bitters

Tic Tac Taxi ­El Dorado Dark Rum, Plantation Overproof Jamaican Rum, Lost Lake Coconut Likker, passionfruit, lime

  • “SHIFT­EASE” at Sportsman’s Club on April 5th and Longman & Eagle’s OSB on April 7th

Corn N’ Oil­ Clement Select Barrel, Cruzan Blackstrap Rum, John Taylor Falernum, lime

Party Boy Dump ‘em Out­ Wray & Nephew Rum/Clement Canne Bleue Rhum/Cana Brava Rum, cane syrup, lime

Mojito Caballito­ Cana Brava 3 Year Rum, Dolin Dry French Vermouth, mint, lime, demerara sugar, soda

Tiny + a Tot­ a pour of Marz Community Brewing beer and a ration of Appleton VX Rum/Clement Select Barrel Rhum/Cana Brava 7 Year Rum

Three of Strong­ Angel’s Envy Bourbon, Clement Select Barrel, Lustau Palo Cortado Sherry, Lustau Pedro Ximenez Sherry


  • “TROPIGOTH” at Bar DeVille, Sunday, April 10th

Ripples on an Evaporated Lake­ Parce 8 Rum, Angostura 5 Year, Lost Lake Coconut Likker, coffee, Letherbee Fernet, Cynar, mint

GFY­ Calvados, Damoiseau 110 Rhum Agricole, Swedish Punsch, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao, passionfruit, pineapple, lime

Tropical Twilight Gloom­ Aviation American Gin, Letherbee Barrel­Aged Absinthe, John Taylor Velvet Falernum, pineapple shrub, lime, mint

Tiny + a Tot­ a pour of Off Color Brewing beer and a ration of Appleton VX Rum/Clement Select Barrel Rhum/Cana Brava 7 Year Rum

Dark Side of the Spoon­ Appleton VX Jamaican Rum, Cynar, Luxarado Amaro Abano, Batavia Arrack, mint 

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