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Dive Bar Two Way Sees New Life As Deadbolt — Complete With Chandeliers

 The inside of Deadbolt, 2412 N. Milwaukee Ave. The inside of Deadbolt, 2412 N. Milwaukee Ave. View Full Caption
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LOGAN SQUARE — Chandeliers in the Two Way Lounge?

Fans of the notorious dive bar, 2412 N. Milwaukee Ave., might be surprised to see what’s taken its place.

The team behind Furious Spoon and mixologist Dustin Drankiewicz of the West Loop’s Moneygun spent the last several months fixing up the dive and turning it into Deadbolt, a bar with a “modern and comfortable vibe.”

The result? Chandeliers, trendy artwork, tin ceilings and more upgrades, according to early photos shared via social media.


There will be live music and DJs seven days a week. [Deadbolt/Facebook]

Staff meeting inside the bar. [Deadbolt/Facebook]

Folks will be able to see for themselves soon. A spokeswoman for the ownership team confirmed Deadbolt is opening this week, but couldn’t immediately provide a firm date.

The Two Way Lounge was one of the neighborhood’s longest-running dive bars before the Furious Spoon team bought it in August. During its 51-year run, the bar was known for its cheap beer and unpretentious vibes.

The same group is planning to open a craft cocktail bar in the former nail salon next to Deadbolt.

Check back for updates.


The inside of the old Two Way Lounge, which opened in 1967

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