The South Loop gets a little bit cooler this week with the grand opening of the new night spot Shrine (2109 S. Wabash St).
It's described as a "new hub for music across an eclectic cross-section of genres" and a destination for "culturally aware urbanites."
The 8,000 sq. ft. venue can accommodate more than 600 guests. Connected to the main club area is a small, upscale lounge called Coup d’état, complete with it's own separate DJ, bar and service staff.
Once a month the venue will feature an "Eyes Wide Shut" series featuring A-List hip-hop, R&B and reggae artist for the same $20 cover charge. These are acts that usually play in larger arenas that you'll now get to see in an intimate setting.
Other highlights include a Deep and Sexy night on Tuesdays, which meshes soul, house and heavy drums, Patois Wednesdays, with an emphasis on classic reggae and Caribbean music.
A soft opening was held on Thursday night, but this weekend, the doors open to the rest of the public.
Now you're in the Loop.