The Bedford

The Bedford Vault

A few months ago Dallas and I met up with some friends at The Bedford in Wicker Park. This place is nearby my first apartment in Chicago, but when I lived there the building was an MB Bank. Now the bank part on the street level is a CVS and the basement of the bank is a restaurant and bar called The Bedford.


We didn’t eat at The Bedford, we just had drinks. The cool thing is that the bank vault and safe deposit boxes are still intact. We sat in the lounge and were surrounded by hundreds of safe deposit boxes. It was pretty cool. And neat to see the vault door just behind us.

The Bedford Bathroom

I was drinking white wine that night. Other people were drinking fancy cocktails. I think everyone liked their drinks. I for sure liked the setting. Even the bathroom was gorgeous. I’d go back and try the food, but I’d for sure go back to show off a cool cocktail lounge to out-of-town guests. Check out this Thrillist video of the interior and you can get a better feeling for the space:

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