Our Fave “Places to nurse a broken heart”

We’ve had a hard week here on the Metblog, so we’re sharing with you (and each other) our favorite* places to recover from a broken heart.

Officer Gleason says:

I don’t have one favorite place in the city to nurse a broken heart–I do have a process that involves a number of my favorite places

First stop: Emilo’s. Sherry, Sangria, DATES WRAPPED IN BACON. The Lincoln park location is where I typically go.

Second stop: The local watering hole. When I lived at Belmont and Ashland, that was Cody’s.  As of yet, I haven’t found any place within a short walk of my new place that I like nearly as much as Cody’s. (Short walks are essential to the mending of a broken heart; especially if suffering from the effects of break-up related debauchery.)

The third and final step: I find a view of the skyline and the lake–the Lakeshore Drive Bike Path has the best view for this–and get things back into perspective.

Repeat as necessary.

Alana says:

When you’re nursing a broken heart, the best companion in the world is a girlfriend who will take you for a long liquid lunch at Szalas then push you to dress up in your best funeral garb and hit the neighborhood bar for Makers Mark and Negronis. You’re not allowed to leave until you start saying things like, “Ohforfucksake” in a thick Irish accent.

Rob says:

In the summer, a walk along the lakefront works for me. There’s plenty of eye candy (whatever your preference) and it’s a place there’s no obligation to talk to anyone – not even a bartender.

In the winter, I’m going to have to go with the Admiral. In the middle of dealing with an unpreferred reality, sometimes a little fantasy can help take the sting out. Don’t go with valet parking, though. If you park yourself you can do a few shots from your flask after you’ve parked. It will keep you from thinking “I’m just like all the other poor single schleps here” until the drive home.

Irene says:

Any local bar with your friends.

Jennifer says:

On a back stoop, by myself, with a few cigarettes and a bottle of cold beer.

Tankboy says:

It’s been a while, but the last time I was dumped I think the first place I headed was Ten56 and then Double Door. The basic premise is always to drown my sorrows in lots of bourbon and loud music. Preferably in the presence of lots of cute girls. That always helped me feel better.

Now that Ten56 is gone though I guess I’d better cross my fingers that I never have to go through another break-up. I don’t want to have to build this plan from scratch again!

Nikkos says:

Bars? Clubs? Moping? Wrong.

There’s only one place to go after a break up.

(does this need a sarcasm tag or does it ooze through?)

Admiral Theatre
3940 W Lawrence
(773) 478-8263

Cody’s Public House
1658 W Barry Ave
(773) 528-4050

The Double Door
1572 N Milwaukee
(773) 489-3160

4 locations

5214 S Archer Ave
(773) 582-0300

4 Comments so far

  1. Alana Waters (unregistered) on June 30th, 2005 @ 1:26 pm

    Nikkos… Oh Nikkos.

    :::shaking head:::

  2. steven (unregistered) on June 30th, 2005 @ 1:53 pm

    ha, never saw those before…how funny. Jennifer’s idea sounds right on.

  3. nikkos (unregistered) on June 30th, 2005 @ 2:37 pm

    Yes, I am incorrigible.

  4. Alana Waters (unregistered) on July 1st, 2005 @ 9:48 am


    How on earth do you broach that subject with the dame du jour you kinky devil?

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