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If you were recently wandering around the far northwest side, scratching your chin and dwelling on the fact that this stretch of Windy City real estate somehow still lacked a plant-themed drinking den, your prayers have been answered in the form of this moody Portage Park debut. Housed in the former Hops and Barley space, industry vets Zach Rivera, Marvin Boeving, and Christina Chae joined forces to bring this verdant saloon to life—quite literally. Blooming, thriving fauna dots nearly every surface, sharing space with classic cocktails (Negronis, Espresso Martinis), original concoctions (Arm Candy, a puckery blend of sour grape, Soju, Cachaca, and vermouth), and a concise menu of quirky bites like Tostones Latkes and Kimchi-brined Chicken Schnitzel Sandwiches.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.

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