It may be nestled in a new condo monolith, but there’s a casual working-class neighborhood bar hiding beneath the surface. The bartenders are friendly types who pour with a heavy hand, and while the bar is a case study in Uptown’s gentrification, everybody gets along fine over a drink. The pool table and darts provide nice diversions, and two little seating alcoves offer the feeling of a private party.
|Venue name:||Driftwood Inn||Contact:|
1021 W Montrose Ave
|Cross street:||at Broadway|
|Opening hours:||Sun–Fri 5pm–2am; Sat 5pm–3am|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Wilson. Bus: 36, 78, 151.|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $6|