“Sharks, Dicks, and Drugs” at Gold Star Bar
Artists Geoffrey Todd Smith and Mike Rea are largely responsible for Gold Star Bar’s newfound reputation as the shark-dick bar. Their napkin-doodlesque drawing series “Sharks, Dicks and Drugs” depict exactly that, and more. And while it’s hard to top the quasi-masochistic appeal of nursing a beer next to an image of a shark snorting blow off an overturned hooker’s splayed asscheeks, asking the bartender for a shot of “Grandpa’s Mouth” (concocted by one of the artists) just might do the trick.
Gold Star Bar, 1755 West Division, (773)227-8700, facebook.com/pages/Gold-Star-Bar
Best of Chicago 2012