Sign up for E-update


Thursday, October 21, 6:30-8pm

In its previous location, tucked under the Addison Brown Line stop, Tiny Lounge had become a North Side institution known for its well-crafted cocktails and intimate environment. When a remodeling of the adjacent L station required Tiny Lounge to move, architect Brad Lynch, Principal of Brininstool, Kerwin, and Lynch, was charged with the task of re-establishing the lounge at another location. The resulting space combines elements of the traditional cocktail lounge with sleek, contemporary design.  Enjoy a sampling of food from the lounge menu while Lynch and owner Colleen Flaherty discuss the process of reimagining this beloved cocktail bar.

COST $30 CAF Members; $40 non-members
LOCATION Tiny Lounge, 4352 N. Leavitt Street, Chicago




Colleen Flaherty

Although trained as an engineer, Colleen Flaherty decided that a life spent in a laboratory was not for her and, instead, decided to pursue work in the service industry.  She has followeed this career path for the last eighteen years, managing at Lettuce Entertain You before opening the first Tiny Lounge on Addison in 1999. Rather than throw in the towel when the CTA demolished her beloved bar in 2006, Flaherty decided to open a new incarnation a mile from the old location. Today, Tiny Lounge is once again a popular watering hole on Chicago's North Side. 

Brad Lynch

Brad Lynch’s vast experience with design has centered on commercial, cultural and institutional, planning, and special projects. His professional career began in 1989 when he founded Brininstool + Lynch, Ltd. with David Brininstool.  As Design Principal he has worked on a variety of projects, including Gallery 24 at the Art Institute of Chicago, Freeport Arts Center, Lincoln Building, the Murphy Institute at Tulane University, Perimeter Galleries, UNO Charter School, and the Racine Art Museum (RAM). RAM received an unprecedented four Design Excellence Awards from the American Institute of Architects – Chicago.



This Week's Public Programs

CAFamily Studio: Read + Build
Wed, 04 Mar 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Chicago’s 7: Annual Most Threatened Buildings List Unveiled
Wed, 04 Mar 2015
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Institute of Environmental Sustainability - Loyola
Thu, 05 Mar 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Minecraft Studio: 2 Day ChallengeRecurring Event
Sat, 07 Mar 2015
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

LEGO® Build Workshop: ShadowRecurring Event
Sun, 08 Mar 2015
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Minecraft Studio: 2 Day ChallengeRecurring Event
Sun, 08 Mar 2015
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

LEGO® Build Workshop: ShadowRecurring Event
Sun, 08 Mar 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

More Events


Download our 2015
March April Calendar!

Explore our new program series:



Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60604  |  312.922.3432  |   Privacy Policy  |   © Copyright 2012