- 2033 W. North Ave.
- Wicker Park
- Restaurant bar
Tucked behind the eponymous butcher shop lies this sedate bar and event space, quickly gaining foodie cred for its delectable Butcher’s Burger (prime beef cuts freshly ground in-house, topped with aged cheddar, red onions, smoked bacon, and a homemade sauce). The bar serves up strong takes on classic cocktails and invents a few surprises (the Chop Shop Cobbler combines gin, blueberry purée, lemon and lime juices, tonic, and lavender syrup for a tasty postdinner nip).
Who’s there: Crisply dressed locals on casual dates
What to order: An old fashioned (Bulleit bourbon, Fee Brothers whiskey-barrel-aged bitters, bourbon-smoked sugar)