For 100 dark winter nights, the brutal Chicago winds have chapped your skin and squashed your spirit. Fortunately, spring is near. To celebrate, Groupon has some hot pepper to get your blood flowing. So tip your cap, yell "Ole!", and sommersault on down to Ole Lounge for today's Groupon - a $35 voucher for just $15.
Conveniently located in Lincoln Park at 2812 N Lincoln, Ole Lounge offers a delicious array of Latin-influenced Spanish tapas dishes. The tortilla espanola with chorizo and roasted veggies is a classic, while the solomillo filet thyme and apple flavored pork tenderloins are muy sabrosa. Forgo your usual late-night order of french fries and try Ole's patatas bravas, spicy tomato puree over fried fingerling potatoes. With a mouthful of tapas, you'll feel the sun rise in your soul. And when it shines from within, sun burns like a poblano pepper. How invigorating! It's morning in America when your cheeks are full of ham and chicken croquetas.
176 Metromix readers give Ole Lounge an average rating of 4 out of possible 5 stars. The same 4 out of 5 rating was awarded by Menu Pages readers, who offered readers of the internets these little hot peppers:
- My girlfriends and I went to OLE tapas lounge last week Saturday for dinner and found it to be a very nice lounge to hang out with friends and drink towards the end. The service was very good. Music was not too loud just perfect. The food was excellent, the beef tenderloin was the best. They have a beautiful setup very slick and modern.
- I was there on Saturday for dinner. The food was phenomenal and the chocolate cake was out of this world! Cannot say enough good things about the food! I enjoyed the enpanadas, chicken & beef tenderloin. I didn't get a chance to try anything else but what I did taste was amazing. The sangria is good as well.
While Ole's tapas menu alone is enough of a reason to make a visit, the nightlife at Ole Lounge makes passing on today's Groupon pretty tough. Ole is the perfect destination for a hot date or a girls night out. Walking across Ole's Brazilian hardwood floors through the winding layout of atmospheric lighting and autumn colors, relaxing at the loungy Ottomans, or gathered around the cocktail tables, you'll feel the pulsing of Latino rhythms. Ole features live Flamenco on Thursdays or jazzy Brazilian samba with live samba dancers on Fridays. Your heart will begin to pulse to the beat of the clave, and your hips will start to sway, finally jerking about on the 1's and 3's of each measure as you wildly begin your hot night at Ole!
In fact, as Mr. Groupon sits here writing about the Ole Lounge, my legs start jiggling. First subtly, then very noticeably. Is it the mere thought of the jazzy urban samba beats at Ole Lounge, or is it the direct result of the music playing on their website? Some questions have 2 right answers. Whatever the case, I just popped a poblano in my mouth to put myself in the right spirit to redeem this Ole Groupon. Now I'm feelin' hot hot hot. So after you get your Groupon, please join me in a congo line procession down Lincoln Ave and let's drop it like it's hot over at Ole.