Rockit Bar & Grill
Sightings: Actors Matt Damon, Jeremy Piven, Josh Duhamel, Wesley Snipes, Rob Lowe, Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, Ryan Kwanten and Ben McKenzie, singer Lee DeWyze, band Semi Precious Weapons, Washington Redskins’ Donovan McNabb and Rex Grossman, Cubs’ Alfonso Soriano, Atlanta Braves’ Derrek Lee, Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, White Sox’s Gordon Beckham, rapper Lupe Fiasco, directors Steven Soderbergh, Antoine Fuqua, reality TV stars Jillian Harris, Audrina Patridge, Jake Pavelka and Jason Mesnick.
Star moment: It was a madhouse when the entire Blackhawks team visited Rockit the day after winning the Stanley Cup, so you can excuse the team bus for forgetting something when it left the sports bar: Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews. “I remember being pleasantly surprised there was one remaining seat (on the bus) just for me,” said Rockit co-owner Billy Dec. “Little did I know … “
Sightings: Phoenix Suns’ Steve Nash and Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger, actors Forest Whitaker, Channing Tatum, Nick Cannon, Leighton Meester, Ryan Kwanten, Michael Rapaport and Danny Pudi, singers John Mayer, Mike Posner, Macy Gray and Joey McIntyre, bands Black Eyed Peas (sans Fergie) and MGMT, Bulls’ Joakim Noah, New York Knicks legend Patrick Ewing, rappers Ludacris, Big Boi and The Roots, soccer star Ronaldinho, Bears’ Jay Cutler, Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane, director Michael Bay, reality TV star Kristin Cavallari.
Star moment: Only one club can claim to have thrown the party of the year in Chicago, and that’s The Underground. Patrons lucky enough to be on hand for the Blackhawks’ celebration there the night after winning the Stanley Cup will be telling their kids about it.
Sightings: Miami Heat’s LeBron James, New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter and San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana, actors Vince Vaughn, John Cusack, Colin Farrell, Jeremy Piven, Channing Tatum, Josh Duhamel, Jared Leto, Leighton Meester, Jason Statham, Patrick Dempsey, David Schwimmer, Kate Walsh, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith, singers Fergie and Kesha, rapper Common, rock bands Green Day and Soundgarden, the Bears’ Jay Cutler, the Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane and reality TV star Nicole Richie.
Star moment: Any restaurant with this much star power is going to have a wait — you just don’t expect to see the stars doing the waiting. That’s what happened when the cast of “Glee” unexpectedly stopped by in May. Guests at Sunda got to see the cast of one of the hottest shows on television standing in the foyer until a table was ready.