A Night Out at Whiskey Trust, the New Craft Cocktail Bar in Boystown
The tavern/distillery serves seriously good drinks in the former home of a classic club.
By Peter Ranvestel and Carrie Schedler
Published June 23, 2014
There are now two bars in the space that, up until Memorial Day weekend, housed the iconic Boystown nightclub Spin. One is a dance club called Chloe’s. The other is Whiskey Trust (3206 N. Halsted, Lake View), a craft cocktail bar and distilling operation that opened last week, just in time for this past weekend’s Pride festivities.
In spite of its location, the spacious lounge isn’t strictly a gay bar—it’s just a welcoming place for anyone to sip on excellent drinks made with house-distilled liquors (you can see the distillation equipment in one corner of the bar). We particularly enjoyed their smoky take on a Manhattan and the spicy-sweet One Night in Bangkok.
Here’s what we saw when we stopped in Saturday night.