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Divide and Conquer

Division Street is no Roscoe Village or Southport Corridor—yet—but with his new Irish-ish Division Ale House, Baris Yuksel hopes to draw in the stroller set by day (brunch, booster seats) and serious drinkers by night. In addition to the 80-ounce “beer towers”—portable taps that dispense Boddingtons, Stella, and more tableside ($10-$24)—there’s a list of 18 … Read more

Recipe File: Fly by Night

What better way to toast summer’s sendoff than with the season’s bubbliest trend: sparkling cocktails? This sipper is perfect for soaking up dwindling twilights on the new 16th-floor Terrace at Trump (401 N. Wabash Ave.), but for nights when rooftop plans get rained out, we coaxed the recipe out of the Trump’s food and beverage … Read more

High Society

Upon entering Roof, The Wit Hotel’s new 27th-floor lounge, most would think they had traveled not up but down—south, that is. The roofless, skyline-level spot smacks of Miami but boasts a view that’s pure Chicago. Where the airy, glass-enclosed bar measures an ample 7,000 square feet, the craft-cocktail menu is thoughtfully petite; we liked the … Read more

5 Guy-Friendly Drinks

1 The Publican 837 W. Fulton Market This much-lauded brew hall serves an $8 mimosa that mixes freshly squeezed OJ with—what else?—beer, an 1809 Berliner Weisse.   2 The Bristol 2152 N. Damen Ave. For the man who just can’t get enough meat, $9 buys a Manhattan made with bacon-infused Dewars, maple syrup, and bitters. … Read more

Air Heads

Loft Six Ten has a relatively lofty goal: to cater to everyone by being both high- and lowbrow, a spot for drinking $3 Milwaukee’s Best and $800 bottles of Cristal. Which means that this two-plus-years-in-the-making bar from the folks who brought you Cortland’s Garage, Goodbar, and The Stretch aims to be exactly what you, and … Read more

Fill ’er Up

The guys behind Sound-Bar, Y, and Zentra have long provided hot spots for the very young and restless, but their glam new venture, Fuel Kitchen & Cocktail Lounge, caters more toward the latter.