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This Polish-influenced dance spot in Cragin brings the full lounge experience, with plush couches, a DJ spinning Euro and house music and even a maki chef with a stand-up sushi station right near the dance floor. Just steps away from the DJ booth, he masters rolled creations nightly for those looking for a bite in between dance sets, with options like the Fire Dragon roll (shrimp, spicy tuna, cucumber, avocado, and eel) or the Sunnyside Up (smoked salmon, cream cheese, avocado and cucumber). There is also traditional Polish fare, with home-style favorites like stuffed-cabbage rolls and teriyaki-marinated chicken covered with caramelized onions served tableside. The Eastern European crowd has a noticeable presence, but the vibe is friendly and welcoming, with a loft-like look and ample tables for seating.