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The Alcove (CLOSED)

  • Bars
  • Evanston
  • price 1 of 4

Time Out says

Tiny is adorable. Owner Scott Bradley applies this scale: cute thinking to drinking with his micro-bar, the Alcove, the smallest licensed liquor joint by square footage in Cook County. The place, tucked next to Lucky Platter and decorated with nostalgic European ephemera, holds a dozen, tops, but can take on more in the summer months with sidewalk seating. As it's a one-man operation, everything is kept simple and manageable. All cocktails, geared towards the Italian palate, are $8, wine and booze selection is tasteful and minimal, panini are served from a little electric grill. Oh, and there is no phone number nor website. Yes, it's a closet, but as a San Francisco realtor would tell you, it has character.


512 Main St
El: Purple to Main. Bus: 205. Metra: Union Pacific North to Main St.
Opening hours:
Mon–Fri 4–11pm, Sat 1–11pm
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