Elixir Andersonville

Bars, Cocktail bars Andersonville
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 (Photograph: Jason Little)
Photograph: Jason Little
Queen of Hearts cocktail at Elixir in Andersonville
 (Photograph: Jason Little)
Photograph: Jason Little
Elixir in Andersonville
 (Photograph: Jason Little)
Photograph: Jason Little
Ginger Bread Martini at Elixir in Andersonville
 (Photograph: Jason Little)
Photograph: Jason Little
Elixir in Andersonville

The Andersonville outpost of the Boystown cocktail lounge expands on the original (literally—this location is at least a little less shoulder-to-shoulder than the shoebox on Halsted) with new signature cocktails and large-format drinks crafted by mixologist Vlad Novikov (try the I'm Not Your Sweetheart, made with Plymouth Gin, Mathilde Peche, Campari, pineapple and lemon juices). From the kitchen it shares with its sibling, Replay, you can order some of the same items as next door (glazed crispy pork belly, beef and chihuahua cheese empanadas, a kohlrabi and fennel salad) as well as small plates like seared Brussels sprouts, roasted cauliflower or a charcuterie board. The kitchen allows Novikov to do some things with drinks that the Halsted Elixir can't, like flavored ices and fat-washed spirits.

By: Kris Vire


Venue name: Elixir Andersonville
Address: 1509 W Balmoral Ave
Cross street: between Clark St and Ashland Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Fri, Sun 5pm–2am; Sat 5pm–3am
Transport: Bus: 22, 50.
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Vlad is so knowledgable and friendly, and the whole staff makes creative, inventive cocktails. They know, or set, the most current trends!

Top notch cocktails, a friendly staff and an elegant but chill vibe make this a great spot to hang out in Andersonville!

Great craft cocktails - love their Pisco Sour - friendly staff...great atmosphere, no TVs blaring or blasting music.