The Revel Room
- 1566 N. Milwaukee Ave.
- Wicker Park
- Cocktail bar
This sleek spot eased onto the scene in August, sporting red vinyl seating and featuring strong drinks designed by Ronnie Higgins (Bar DeVille) and well-curated beers. It seems fitting that it’s in the old Empire Liquors space— the bar is perfect for former nightclubbers who now prefer sitting down and actually hearing each other talk.
Who’s there: A chill crowd of 30- to 40-year-olds
What to order: Gold Bullets & Vampires (gin, apricot cordial, cinnamon cider, and lime)