The chalkboard out front touting a weekday happy hour is the only indication that this signless, nondescript corner storefront in Prospect Heights is, in fact, a bar. But all sketchy presumptions can be forgotten upon stepping inside. The dark and cozy spot, brought to you by the owners of 4th Avenue Pub, boasts a U-shaped wooden bar, a large antique mirror above it, and plenty of four-top tables to sit at. In addition to a standard liquor selection, there are sixteen rotating beers on tap that will satisfy both locavore drinkers and Belgian-beer connoisseurs. On sunny afternoons, neighborhood residents head to the concrete patio out back with the whole gang (kids, dogs, au pairs), often with their own snacks or takeout.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.