Driftwood Inn

Photograph: Sara Mays
Driftwood Inn
North Side

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:
Address: 1021 W Montrose Ave
Chicago

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
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