Who We Are

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.


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)

Billy Sunday Charlotte – One of the first bars nationwide to offer an extensive collection of aged amaro, Billy Sunday has carved out a niche as a purveyor of rare bottles, a destination for excellent craftsmanship and a home to highly regarded beverage experts. (115 N Brevard St, Suite 1, Charlotte, NC 28206)

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)

Spindle Bar – An all-day destination for easy-drinking cocktails, Spindle Bar resides in the center of Optimist Hall. Inspired by a mid-century tap with southern hospitality and the fun of a front porch party, Spindle serves refreshing draft cocktails, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. (115 N Brevard St, Suite 19, Charlotte, NC 28206)


FOLKART 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.

2545 W Diversey Ave.   |   Chicago, IL 60647