Just like I said and don’t make me repeat myself.
So I thought I made myself evidently clear last night that I wanted to say goodbye to this place and make a clean break but then again, I’m weak and a sucker for punishment so I’m back at Chaoz for one last round.
I’m still not sure what Hammer Liqueur is but I know it tastes damn good. I got turned on to this stuff here (I know, right?) that is what’s pictured above (special shoutout to Jen as she mixed a double double with that one) and I have looked high and low but apparently it’s a Chaoz exclusive. In any event, I think we’ve come to the end of the road here.
I didn’t know that you could put a bar that close to a school but apparently I was wrong but then again not really. It’s not a school but rather a private preschool that’s located less than a hundred yards away from here. Nevertheless, I’ve looked in that direction many times and have always wondered about the placement. As I sat at the bar or maybe the slot machines, this is the view I’ve seen so many times.
More so than a bar, I think Chaoz was founded on an idea: bring random people together and let them figure out how to get along. Maybe that’s it? Did it really take me 8 years to figure that one out? I don’t know about that, but one thing that I do know is that it’s been just like the picture above says: A Learning Experience.
It’s kind of amazing isn’t it? The answer was right in front of our faces all along. The essence of Chaoz is A Learning Experience and that’s exactly what it’s been. Such a long time ago and so many memories which will never be forgotten:
Pictured above: one last picture of some of us regulars on the last Saturday night of this state of mind that was Chaoz Sports Lounge
I have no idea of what will happen to the space that occupied 20631 West Renwick Road, Crest Hill, Illinois. Whatever it is, I’m sure that I’ll check it out but it won’t be Chaoz.
Chaoz is irreplaceable but eventually all bad things must come to an end…and there’s a Crüe song for that too…look it up.
Thank you so much for the memories Mike and Georgette. Best wishes to you in your future endeavors.
All my love, always,