When we heard that one of the country's largest selections of collectible vintage spirits could be found in a Wrigleyville bar, we thought there must be a mistake. But it's true: Matthias Merges's Mordecai serves its supply through limited-edition pours and classic cocktails, like Four Leaf Clover, with 10-year-old malted Irish whiskey, Alpine amaro, creme de menthe and green chartreuse. Pair your expertly mixed cocktail with the hamachi crudo, a goat bratwurst or an order of Crackerjack beignets.
Wrigleyville bars don't exactly have the best reputation. They're known for being loud, smelly and sometimes rowdy (especially if the Cubs are on). But if you're trying to get in on the action, there's no denying that these North Side watering holes will put you in the epicenter of excitement. Whether you're looking for a fan-packed beer bar that's plastered in TVs or a quiet cocktail lounge with sophisticated sips, there's a place for you in this non-stop neighborhood. Put on your favorite Cubs T-shirt and grab a seat at our favorite Wrigleyville bars.