When you’ve been publishing a blog as long as we have, you end up with one heck of a photograph archive. Fortunately, the interwebs gave us “Throwback Thursday,” an excuse to re-purpose our snapshots from ten years ago.
Today the wayback machine takes us not to a construction site, but to a neighborhood bar. The Tiny Lounge (1814 West Addison Street) was a tiny lounge hard against the CTA Brown Line tracks in Lake View. It was known for its undersized capacity, and oversized bar stools, both of which made it a cozy and comfortable haunt.
The L-adjacent location was a blessing at first, bringing waves of thirsty commuters past its front door on a regular schedule. But when the Brown Line was modernized, it turned out to be a curse. The CTA bulldozed the bar in 2006 to make way for a larger Brown Line station. Tiny ended up moving to 4352 North Leavitt Street, near the intersection of Montrose and Lincoln.