For over a decade Joseph Russo, The Shrine’s founder and principal,
has created some of the most successful and influential establishments in
Chicago, including the iconic Funky Buddha, Thyme Restaurant and its
upscale lounge component, Sinibar. With The Shrine and Coup d'état, Mr. Russo
envisions a return to the classic elements that make for an unparalleled
“There are several timeless components that create a momentous nightlife experience: a beautiful venue, progressive clientele, exceptional customer service, and a lasting commitment to amazing music and entertainment,” says Mr. Russo. “Right now, it’s difficult to find all of these elements consistently at play at any Chicago venue. The Shrine sets a new standard and brings all of these together each and every night. We are first and foremost a DJ driven dance club with ability to host live shows on occasion"