Folkart Restaurant Management is a craft-driven hospitality group led by Chef Matthias Merges. Founded in 2010, the conceptually diverse organization includes Hyde Park neighborhood eatery A10, award-winning cocktail bar Billy Sunday, Wrigley Park beer pub Lucky Dorr, craft brew house Old Irving Brewing and nationally acclaimed yakitori Yusho. A collaboration between Planted Chicago and Folkart Farm provides local, sustainable produce for the restaurants and supports urban agriculture. In partnership with renowned design firm fcSTUDIO, Folkart creates uniquely detailed bar and restaurant spaces rich in color, texture and artistry.
A10 – a neighborhood eatery and bar, inspired by Italian and French coastal cuisine. Located in the heart of Hyde Park, the Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant celebrates fresh, seasonal cooking with farm-sourced ingredients from local producers and partners. (1462 E. 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615)
Billy Sunday – An award-winning Logan Square cocktail bar rooted in history and the American spirit. Billy Sunday is known for classic drinks, adventurous new creations, a deep library of vintage spirits and an elevated bar menu. (3143 W. Logan Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647)
Lucky Dorr – Named for one of the first Wrigley groundskeepers, Lucky Dorr is a bar and restaurant focused on the craft beer experience. (101 West Waveland Avenue, Suite 100, Chicago IL 60613)
Old Irving Brewing – A spacious Old Irving Park brewpub and gathering space featuring house-brewed craft beer, wood-fired fare and an industrial beer hall. Guests can enjoy televised games, bag toss and bocce ball in this welcoming neighborhood staple. (4419 W. Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60641)
Yusho – Serving a gourmet twist on Japanese street food, Yusho is known for fresh, creative ingredients, hand-crafted cocktails and Chicago’s largest collection of Japanese whisky. (2853 N. Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60618)
FOLKART RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT is a craft-driven hospitality group led by Chef Matthias Merges, focused on operational excellence, state of the art design and a deep-seated commitment to locally sourced ingredients.