In mid-2019, ICI completed construction on the 6,000 square foot, ground up Barrel Club restaurant located Southwest of Chicago in Oak Lawn, Illinois. The 100-seat dining room offers guests a modern, yet comfortable atmosphere and the space comes complete with two patio areas and a private event room.
ICI was hired by The Barrel Club ownership under a lump sum agreement. The ICI Team partnered with architect, Aria Group, throughout the course of construction and built upon an existing relationship developed through the construction of several Cooper’s Hawk and Winery restaurants.
The Barrel Club concept is centered around a wide-ranging offering of spirits, but with a focus on whiskey and bourbons. A floor-to-ceiling rack stocked with white and spiced rum, wine, Irish rye, bourbon, gin and moonshine are prominently displayed within the restaurant.
The space offers a fine dining experience with an expansive menu of American fare and an emphasis on accessibility for all guests. The Barrel Club owner, John Zawaski envisioned the restaurant to appeal to all budgets and tastes. “My wife and I go to Oak Brook for a nice dinner. I thought this could happen in Oak Lawn, too,” Zawaski said. “I’m very passionate about bringing fine dining to this area, but not too fine because I’m also a resident here. Everyone will be able to afford something at the Barrel Club.”
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