Scofflaw in Logan Square

A Whistler vet combines highbrow drinks with neighborhood ambience

Inside Scofflaw

Highbrow cocktail parlors can make me feel uncouth (I’m sorry, can you tell me what Combier Mûre is?). But at Scofflaw, with its novice-friendly drink list (complete with illustrations and a glossary), palatable prices (all signature cocktails are $8, and small plates are $4 to $8), and service sweeter than Combier Mûre (a French blackberry liqueur that tastes mighty fine with North Shore #11 gin and lemon in the Basil Bramble), I felt as though I’d strolled into my neighborhood watering hole. “Mixology is just a different approach to bartending,” says Scofflaw partner Danny Shapiro (The Whistler). “People want to differentiate between slinging shots at a sports bar and someone mixing cocktails. But I think there should be no hierarchy.” And with that, my woes melted quicker than the banana-flavored ice in my Lonesome Hero. 3201 W. Armitage Ave.; 773-252-9700.


Photograph: Anna Knott



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