Visit our Highland Park store and you can't help but notice this massive bar. What makes it cool? It's built from cases of Smirnoff.

346 cases to be exact, says display architect Jason Lawrence, plus another 32 for the stools. The thing is about 11'x22.' And no, the cases up top aren't full.

The bar has actually been used for beer and wine tastings. Of course, that involves moving the seats out of the way so more people can get to the bar - a move I wish more fine establishments in the Chicago area would take to heart.

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