ADA ST. Drawing Room vet Tim Lacey resurfaces at this David Morton/Michael Kornick hideaway. 1664 N Ada St (773-697-7069). file under: cocktailians, date night
THE BARREL ROOM After reconcepting file under: live music, winos, Didier Durand turned to reworking this subterranean jazz lounge. 546 N Wells St (312-467-0546).
OLD TOWN POUR HOUSE Beer on tap, wine on tap, bros on tap. 1419 N Wells St (312-477-2800). file under: beer geeks
POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE For April, ask for the “anniversary glass” to get Pol Roger Brut for its 1982 price ($9). 601 N State St (312-266-7677). file under: real deals, winos
A crew of former Whistler and Boiler Room folks is bringing gin into the limelight. 3201 W Armitage Ave (773-252-9700). file under: cocktailians
TOKYO 21 What was once the original Kamehachi is now “Home of the 21 Sake Bombs.” 1400 N Wells St (312-664-1900). file under: bombed
TROQUET LM Le Restaurant has turned this Ravenswood bar (which was briefly Wolcott’s) French. 1834 W Montrose Ave (773-334-5664). file under: neighborhoodie
WHEEL HOUSE Burgers and craft beer in Wrigleyville. Yup, we’re pretty sure this’ll work out fine. 3553 N Southport Ave (773-325-0123). file under: beer geeks