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The Gypsy Parlor is a Welcome Addition to the West Side | Restaurants

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The Gypsy Parlor is a Welcome Addition to the West Side
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The Gypsy Parlor is a Welcome Addition to the West Side

The bar is located on Grant and Potomac in the heart of the West Side. We’ve all read the stories about the growth on Grant Street; Sweet_ness 7, the new bazaar, Westside Stories and Freddy J’s are all cool places to hang out, but none of them are open late. The folks being the Gypsy Parlor are really taking some risks and offering something different to the area.

As soon as I walked in, I instantly loved the atmosphere and design. Gypsy Parlor has an old per-prohibition 1920′s ish lounge feeling with retro wallpaper and antique lighting fixtures. The lighting in dim and the music is pretty eclectic. There’s a nice long bar when you walk in and a dining room in the back. We arrived later (8pm ish) on a Friday night as a spur of the moment decision and grabbed a table right away in the dining room.

The menu at Gypsy Parlor is basically tweaked versions of normal pub food, you’ll find normal burgers and wings but you’ll also find a lamb burger, grilled chicken wings and various ‘West Side Delicacies’ that pay homage to the various ethnic groups in the area (pastellilos, Burmese spring rolls). We decided to try a little bit of everything on our visit and started off with the Burmese Spring Roll ($5). Our server brought over two because he said the one was a little small.  Their versions are vegetarian and filled with a variety of chopped veggies (predominately cabbage). They had a buttery flavor due to an oily coating inside the rolls but they were a little bland without any meat and could have used a little seasoning (we used up all of the chili dipping sauce that’s served on the side). I’m not sure if it’s worth $5 for just one, it’s not really something you could realistically share with another person.

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