Bars, Lounges Logan Square
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Clover club cocktail at Scofflaw

Veterans of the Whistler and Boiler Room joined together to open this bar. One of the two rooms here looks a lot like the Violet Hour, which makes sense since cocktails (specifically gin cocktails) are a focus of the place. The other room is less loungey and truer to what Scofflaw is, which is a top-notch, friendly neighborhood joint.


Venue name: Scofflaw
Address: 3201 W Armitage Ave
Cross street: at Kedzie Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 5pm–2am; Sat noon–3am; Sun noon–2am
Transport: Bus: 73, 82.
Price: Average cocktail: $8
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Jaclyn R

Absolutely love Scofflaw! One of my favorite cocktail bars in Logan Square. The drinks are fantastic & well crafted. Try their Swizzle & their Jasmine cocktails. They also have a solid food menu, give their aioli fries a try! The vibe here is lovely, fun, & cozy. If you can grab a spot by the fireplace that's the best way to enjoy a cocktail during the brutal winter months in Chicago. Also, if you stay late enough, you can get a midnight cookie!

Joshua H

Cocktails on par with any of the top places in town, all priced far more reasonably than at their peer bars.

Sasil Nu

You will never feel disappointed, it's always the best option. No matter the season menu it's always a yes!

Deena A

Cocktails that aren't afraid to show off their spirits, but manage to stay balanced and delicious. Simple, well-made small plates are the perfect nosh to match

Rod C

Food is on the appetizer size although still tasty. Drinks are good. Atmosphere is chill. Music is good. Comfortable environment. Best of all *ATTENTION ALL COOKIE LOVERS* free chocolate chip cookies at midnight!

Madeline N

I'm not a huge gin drinker but Scofflaw might just change that. Their cocktails are some of the most amazing in the city. Plus the free cookies? how can you go wrong with that!

Clayton Guse

Scofflaw might be the best bar in the city right now. Their rotating cocktail menu is simply delightful, and their beer list is well-curated. If you're at the bar on any night at midnight, they pass out free fresh-baked cookies (amazing). 

Christina L

Great cocktail bar with very helpful and kind bartenders. Quirky and well made drinks and excellent food. We had the mac and cheese and drinks.  The mac and cheese was great with a flavorful and sharp cheese sauce. The food looked delicious.  The ambiance is a bit retro and cozy and a great place to grab some awesome cocktails.

Nick Kotecki

Ah, Scofflaw. This cocktail bar has one of my favorite menus in Chicago and some seriously great sides for munching on at the bar. The vintage decor is nothing to scoff at (har, har) either.

Elizabeth A

One of my go to's for good cocktails is Scofflaw–especially when I know I want a good gin cocktail and a delicious brunch. The fries are an absolute must, then encourage everyone at your table to order a different cocktail. With a beautifully illustrated menu perfectly describing each cocktail, there's something for everyone.

Laura R

Scofflaw in Logan Square is the best. Grab one of the coveted seats outside with friends and order a little bit of everything, as the portions are small, but tasty. The restaurant and bar is known for its gin as well as its swizzles, and you'd be remiss not to try one.

Madeline Wolfson

I’m normally a beer only kind of gal but if I am drinking a cocktail, I’m drinking at Scofflaw. I would have been sold on the dim candle lit lounge, Motown playlist and killer fries alone. But it’s the ever changing cocktail menu of delicious and boozy drinks that makes this place my go to. From a hot buttered rum to a summer swizzle, this place hasn’t let me down yet.