39 S La Salle St
Chicago, IL 60603
Vol. 39 is a highbrow cocktail lounge that serves a host of gourmet small plate options with all the sophisticated charm and dark wood accents of an old-fashioned study or smoking parlor where philosophy might be discussed over glasses of brandy. While it does offer an impressive number of brandies (and other fine spirits) on its extensive alcohol menu, it boasts a long, refined wine list and specializes in tried and true cocktails with top shelf twists like the Prescription Sazerac (made with rye whiskey, armagnac, barrel aged sugar, herbsaint, peychaud’s bitters, and lemon) and a variety of martinis. Vol. 39’s food menu matches its upscale cocktails with caviar, artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, oysters, and small plates like roasted bone marrow.