Tuesday is perhaps the most forgotten day of the week, but don’t fret my pets…I have a little somethin’ somethin’ that will spice them up for you: Taco & Tequila Tuesdays at Swagger! Now, I’m sure you’re thinking where is this place? Swagger is nestled right between the Bronzeville and Hyde Park neighborhoods, a mere 300ft from the 47th Street Green line stop. While I am a proud card-carrying member of the CTA, I do like to drive (or ride) sometimes so I’m happy to report that parking is relatively easy too.
Now the surrounding area may look a bit sketchy, but once you walk through the doors your worries will fade away. Swagger truly is a diamond in the rough with its sleek, modern decor that almost looks like a someone’s newly renovated home turned club/restaurant and a peaceful Japanese garden-style patio in back. They have 3 full bars and a kitchen with moderately priced items, and the staff is fairly accommodating. What’s even better is there is NO COVER, which is almost a requirement for me when I go out! Oh…did I mention they have TVs in their bathrooms?! Fancy, huh!
I must admit the floor plan is a little strange, but it’s still a really nice space. I like to call it the “around-the-way girl” of clubs/lounges. You know what LL says in the song, “…..Around the way you’re like a neighborhood jewel…All the home boys sweat you so you’re crazy cool…While the businessmen in suits be hawking you…” Other than the fact I would never walk to this club alone at night by myself (I did say the area was a little sketch), Swagger has my stamp of approval.
P.S. Hurry and go visit before the outdoor area is shut down for the winter.