Mezcaleria Las Flores

Johnny’s Grill’s attached bar—formerly the Flower Shop—bloomed into a mezcal mecca. 3149 W. Logan Blvd. Website


See “A Much-Needed Update to the Long Island Iced Tea.” 660 W. Lake St. Website

The Northman

Finally, courtesy of the Fountainhead team, the city’s first cider bar. 4337 N. Lincoln Ave. Website


A ping-pong bar, restaurant, and coffee shop cofounded by Susan Sarandon is weirdly awesome. 344 N. State St. Website

The Victor Bar

Beer-rich North Center scored a Parisian-style cocktail bar. 4011 N. Damen Ave. Website