This chill hang just north of the Kedzie Brown Line stop in the slowly but steadily increasingly cool Albany Park neighborhood may not be the craziest bar in the city, but that’s kind of the point. Brick walls and a minimalist vibe cultivate an air of relaxed sophistication as you dive into standout cocktails with which you might not be overly familiar, such as the signature barrel-aged apricot brandy Old Fashioned, or a green tea shochu Negroni (it’s better than it sounds). Cocktail flights, DJs, and rotating art shows round out the imbibing experience alongside eclectic late-night small plates such as Smoked Trout Dip, Cubanos, and Mac and Cheese Salad. While you’re here (and looking to stay on your best behavior), try one of their actually quite decent mocktails for good measure.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.