While Pops for Champagne remains sleek and jazzy upstairs, the downstairs has been transformed into a lair slightly reminiscent of a hunting lounge, one that specializes in Midwestern liquors and beers. Here, the cocktails are created with care (the Pin A Rose, a bright-red raspberry drink, has sweetness offset by San Bitter soda), but, thankfully, without the pomp of other mixology haunts around town.
601 N State St, lower level
|Cross street:||at Ohio St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 5pm–2am (closed Sun)|
|Transport:||El stop:Red to Grand. Bus:22,36,65.|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $10|