An homage to the ’50s and ’60s, this second-floor lounge is furnished with midcentury modern couches, period-inspired art and a menu of highballs. The menu provides a history lesson for each cocktail (though in retrospect, we’d prefer not to know the origin of the gin-based Monkey Gland), and the subdued room is amenable to conversation. Too bad we spent most of the time discussing how bad the drinks were.
|Venue name:||Highball Lounge (CLOSED)|
738 N Clark St
|Cross street:||between Superior St and Chicago Ave|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Fri 5pm–2am; Sat 7pm–3am (closed Sun, Mon)|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Chicago; Red to Chicago. Bus: 22, 66, 156.|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $9|
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