Located just blocks from the historic Wolf Point, Lone Wolf is the first of its kind on Randolph Street in the West Loop. Sharing the street with some of the top restaurants in the city, Lone Wolf is the ideal pre- and post-dinner destination, as well as a casual spot to enjoy Italian-inspired cocktails and small bites. The neighborhood spot focuses on classic cocktails made true-to-form, a modern interpretation of a Chicago tavern .
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Opened December 2013, Sportsman’s Club showcases classically inspired, spirit-forward cocktails that change daily and focus on balance and simplicity. The neighborhood tavern also offers worldly craft beer and terroir-driven wine, as well as an amaro machine, carry-out liquor program and a thoughtfully curated bar goods shop.
The original Sportsman’s Club bar, which was located at the same address, served as a local haven for Polish immigrants. In signature Heisler Hospitality fashion, the updated tavern maintains a few lines of its history, from its Sportsman’s Club name to the original art deco bar.
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REVEL [def: to take part in lively and noisy festivities, esp. when these involve drinking a large amount of alcohol]
The Revel Room is a classic Chicago barroom and lounge in the heart of Wicker Park—a conduit to an historic Chicago neighborhood and a divergent oasis steps from the Six Corners bustle. Specializing in modern cocktail craft, the beverage menu includes variations on classics along with a rotation of cocktails on draft. An extensive list of canned beers and international spirits round out the elevated drinking experience.
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Bar DeVille is a neighborhood cocktail tavern located on the quiet corner of Damen and Huron in Chicago's West Town neighborhood. With acclaimed bartender Brad Bolt at the helm, guests can expect quality, classic cocktails in a comfortable setting. A favorite among bar industry professionals and neighborhood regulars alike, Bar DeVille was named one of Food & Wine’ Magazine’s “Top 100 Bars” in 2011 and 2012.
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Pub Royale is a study on the modern British pub and a beer bar at heart. Looking beyond regionality, the didactic yet approachable menu champions quality and craft above all else, ranging from rare and esoteric to hometown heroes. A concise cocktail menu features a rotation of four seasonal Royale Cups, created in partnership with our friends at Letherbee. Heisler employs a similarly exploratory approach to British food culture, resulting in a menu of British Indian and Northern Indian fare. The food and drink find a perfect backdrop in and equally eccentric space, with touches of Indian pop culture and a Bohemian feel.
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Queen Mary is a neighborhood cocktail tavern in Wicker Park with a history that dates back to the '70s, when seven taverns occupied the small stretch of Division Street. Building owner Mary Kafka operated the bar at 2125 W. Division with her husband until a family tragedy led her to to promptly shutter the business and leave it virtually untouched for nearly 40 years. Familiar with the history and interested in giving the former Polish tavern new life, Matt Eisler and Kevin Heisner of Heisler Hospitality formed a friendship with Kafka, and with her blessing, dubbed their iteration of the tavern ‘Queen Mary’ in her honor. Opened in November 2015, the time capsule bar explores British maritime drinking traditions, highlighting the finest gin, rum and scotch available.
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Estereo is an all-day bar on the corner of Milwaukee and Sacramento in Logan Square. Opening daily at 11 AM, this is a place to enjoy coffee and cocktails, no matter the hour.
The ten-drink cocktail list focuses on bright and expressive Latin-American spirits, including pisco, cachaca, agricole, mezcal, tequila and rum. Dark Matter coffee and a selection of sweet and savory house-made snacks are available daily.
An eclectic mix of classic Latin and Caribbean sounds on vinyl fill the space, creating a breezy, laid back vibe that captures the vibrant energy of the neighborhood.
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Trench is a contemporary American tavern located on North Avenue, just West of the six corners in Wicker Park. For decades, the North Avenue Baths building has been a gathering spot for the community. Now home to Trench, with Michelin-starred Chef Jared Wentworth at the helm, the atmosphere is lively, drinks are classic and the food is bold.
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