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'70s bar Heavy Feather opens this week above Slippery Slope

Freddy Fuddpucker is on the menu at Heavy Feather.
Photograph: Courtesy Heavy Feather Freddy Fuddpucker is on the menu at Heavy Feather.

When Slippery Slope opened last winter in Logan Square, we knew there would be a second floor with a different concept but didn't know the theme until last week—the Heavy Feather is going to offer '70s-themed drinks when it opens on July 2.

Doug Phillips, the beverage director at Slippery Slope, is handling the menu upstairs as well, and it includes mostly $10 cocktails and a couple $12 drinks. The '70s isn't exactly regarded as the best era for cocktails, but lately bartenders have started improving upon drinks of the decade with better ingredients. And this isn't Chicago's first '70s-era bar—Jimmy has a '70s decor theme, though the drinks are much more contemporary.

The Heavy Feather menu includes classics like an Old Fashioned, an amaretto sour and a grasshopper ice cream drink. There are also some local products used—the BroVo Boomerang is a cherry liqueur made by the Aviary's Micah Melton, Lucky Falernum is a falernum that Danny Shapiro made with BroVo, and Scofflaw Old Tom Gin is made with North Shore Distillery.

Expect the space to be casual but comfortable (like Scofflaw and Sink|Swim, the group's other projects), with gold mirrors and leather booths. Hours are Thursday-Sunday from 8pm-2am.

Here's the full menu:

Casino - Oolong-infused Death’s Door Vodka, BroVo Boomerang, Sparkling Wine, Orange Bitters, Lemon
Tony Negroni - Scofflaw Old Tom Gin, Beefeater Gin, Cocchi Di Torino, Campari, Creme De Noyaux
Plum Gin Fizz - Averell Damson Gin, Letherbee Gin, Cynar, Lemon, Egg White
Polished Nail - Famous Grouse Scotch Whisky, Ramazzotti Amaro, Drambuie, Dry Vermouth 
Amaretto Sour - Old Grand-Dad, 114 Bourbon, Lazzaroni Amaretto, Egg White, Lemon 
Freddy Fuddpucker - El Corazon Tequila, El Peloton Mezcal, Galliano, Habanero Honey, Orange, Mole Bitters 
Papagiorgio - Old Forester Signature Bourbon, Lucky Falernum, Banana Liqueur, Ginger, Lemon

$10 Classics:
Old Fashioned - Old Grand-Dad Bonded, Demerara Syrup, House Bitters 
Sidecar - Maison Rouge VSOP Cognac, Marie Brizard Orange, Lemon 
Singapore Sling - Beefeater Gin, Cherry Heering, Benedictine, Pineapple, Lime, Angostura Bitters 
Manhattan - High West Rye Whiskey, Dolin Rouge, House Bitters  

Grasshopper - Ice Cream, Hennessy VS Cognac, Creme De Menthe, Creme De Cacao 
Shark Attack - El Dorado Three-Year Rum, Smith & Cross Rum, Koloa Dark Rum, Raspberry, Pineapple, Coconut

Boddington’s Pub Ale ($8)
Anchor Steam ($5)
Mexicali Original ($4)
Stroh’s ($3)
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis ($6)



Jesper H

You can also try out the drink and cocktail guide: