• Want To Help Preserve Lincoln Square’s German History? Check Out Neighborhood Nights At DANK Haus

    Joe and Susan Heinen closed the Red Lion Pub earlier this year. But since May they’ve been serving drinks at DANK Haus' Neighborhood Nights events.

    by Alex V. Hernandez / Block Club Chicago / September 17, 2021

    LINCOLN SQUARE — Stop into DANK Haus German American Cultural Center’s skyline lounge on some Thursdays this month and Joe and Susan Heinen will be behind the bar. 

    The couple closed the Red Lion Pub, 4749 N. Rockwell St., earlier this year due to the pandemic. But since May they’ve quietly been volunteering to serve drinks to the Red Lion’s regulars and a few new faces as part of DANK’s Neighborhood Nights.

    “The Red Lion was always kind of like ‘Cheers.’ Most of the regulars are people who live in the neighborhood and just walked to the place” Joe Heinen said. “This is a great way for them to still hang out and keep in touch.” Read more HERE



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