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  1. Photograph: Erica Gannett
    Photograph: Erica Gannett

    On Monday, March 12, the former Streetside space in Logan Square will reopen under new ownership as Scofflaw (3201 W Armitage Ave, 773-252-9700). The team behind the new bar includes Danny Shapiro (pictured, who was previously at Perennial and the Whistler), Andy Gould (Boiler Room, Bonny's), Kris Nagy (Simone's) and Mandy Tandy (Boiler Room, Bonny's). Scroll through the slide show for a preview of the cocktails and space.

  2. Photograph: Erica Gannett
    Photograph: Erica Gannett

    Scofflaw is the first bar in the city to explicitly focus on gin. The bar carries about 40 varieites of the juniper spirit and features it in half of its eight cocktails. In addition to the emphasis on gin, Scofflaw has a full bar, craft beer on draft and small plates from Mickey Neely, a former Longman & Eagle cook.

  3. Photograph: Erica Gannett
    Photograph: Erica Gannett

    "Scofflaw is about a lot of different nooks," says Shapiro.

  4. Photograph: Erica Gannett
    Photograph: Erica Gannett

    All the carpentry, such as the walls of slats of salvaged wood pictured, is the work of partner Andy Gould.

  5. Photograph: Erica Gannett
    Photograph: Erica Gannett

    "In [the back room], we pictured a lot of different mini living rooms," says Shapiro. The crew sourced the vintage furniture through Craigslist.

  6. Photograph: Erica Gannett
    Photograph: Erica Gannett

    Guests seated at the bar only will receive an amuse bouche-size drink to start, which will always be a classic gin cocktail. "We see the amuse as the bar's handshake," explains Shapiro, who is spearheading the cocktail program.

  7. Photograph: Erica Gannett
    Photograph: Erica Gannett

    Third Swing cocktail: Hayman's Old Tom Gin, Lime, Ginger, Coco Rico (coconut soda), Angostura Bitters

  8. Photograph: Erica Gannett
    Photograph: Erica Gannett

    Saint Charles cocktail: Jasmine Tea-Infused Death's Door Gin, Rothman & Winter Apricot Liqueur, Peychaud's Bitters, Absinthe Rinse, Lemon Peel

  9. Photograph: Erica Gannett
    Photograph: Erica Gannett

    Building the "Saint Charles" cocktail

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    Photograph: Erica Gannett

    Danny Shapiro at Scofflaw

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    Photograph: Erica Gannett

    Basil Bramble cocktail: North Shore #11 Gin, Lemon, Combier Mure, Basil

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    Photograph: Erica Gannett

    Scofflaw

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    Photograph: Erica Gannett

    Building the "Nymph" cocktail: Escorial, Smith & Cross, Pineapple, Lime, Falernum, Mint

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    Photograph: Erica Gannett

    Coco Rico soda, featured in the Third Swing cocktail

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    Photograph: Erica Gannett

    Building the "Lonesome Hero" cocktail: Olmeca Altos Reposado Tequila, Aperol, Guava, Lime, Banana Ice

  16. Photograph: Erica Gannett
    Photograph: Erica Gannett

    Newer Newark cocktail: Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy, Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, Yellow Chartreuse, Fernet Branca, Root Beer Bitters

  17. Photograph: Erica Gannett
    Photograph: Erica Gannett

    Rocket Frost cocktail: Small's Gin, Schladerer Pear Brandy, Lime, Grenadine, Egg White, Angostura Bitters

  18. Photograph: Erica Gannett
    Photograph: Erica Gannett

    Scofflaw

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    Photograph: Erica Gannett

    Scofflaw

  20. Photograph: Erica Gannett
    Photograph: Erica Gannett

    Scofflaw

Scofflaw opening March 12 | Photo gallery preview

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