Dusek’s and Punch House One Year Celebration Recap


On October 12th Dusek’s Board & Beer and Punch House threw a building-wide birthday party to commemorate our one-year milestone. To celebrate the wonderful people that made it such a special year we invited staff, friends, family, and patrons — old and new — to help us celebrate!

Celebrating 52 weeks of “The Ordinary,” Chef Jared created a special dish of Kentucky Fried Lobster. This anniversary Ordinary was paired with the newly unveiled Thalia Hall Czech Pilsner brewed exclusively from our friends at Moody Tongue Brewery; Upstairs, a very special performance by our friends No Age had people tapping their toes, while Punch House was doling out a sparkling anniversary punch served for one night only.  Some even reported seeing the ghost of o’l Johnny D. roaming the property conversing with customers, heckling staff, and cutting a rug in the hall!

We are so honored by the support we have received during our first year, and look forward to serving the community and celebrating with them for many more years to come.

Here are some highlights of the night, put together by our roommate Teddy G:


Pilsen Food Truck Social

james + cyril’s wedding

Glamour Magazine Wedding Feature

Easter Egg Hunt in the Hall

Holiday Gift Guide

Smashing Pumpkins Auction Thalia Hall 11.26.14

Ticket Auction

It's All Around You with Phantogram

Dusek’s and Punch House One Year Anniversary Party

Feeding Time with Glass Animals

glass lux chicago thalia hall

A Chat with Glass Lux

Private Events at Thalia Hall

Interpol Lollapalooza Aftershow Thalia Hall

Recap: Interpol

Thalia Hall Transformation

Transformation (Video)

First Performance