The much talked about new wine bar on Howard Street opens its doors for the first time this evening.
Owners Ann Carlson and Cody Modeer tell Eater Chicago that Ward Eight, at 629 Howard, will have a soft opening event from 8 to midnight tonight and on a few other occasions before its scheduled formal opening Dec. 12.
Eater says "the 35 seat intimate space will offer a menu of local and small batch liquor, with a short, carefully sourced wine and beer list. There will also be a small food menu with cheeses, meats and sandwiches."
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Update 12/1/12: And here's a report from a neighbor who dropped by.