Milt Pappas burger and Goose Island Marisol ale at Wheel House
Thelonious Monk cocktail at Ada Street
Rocket Frost cocktail at Scofflaw
Estate Ultra Bar
ADA STREET 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
ESTATE ULTRA BAR As if they could have named an 8,000-square-foot riverside space Modest Bar. 1177 N Elston Ave (312-582-4777).
file under:swank spots
MAC’S AMERICAN PUB This Wicker Park bar reopened with new beer and food menus after a quick remodel. 1801 W Division St (773-782-4400).
file under:beer geeks, neighborhoodie
NACIONAL 27 Mezcal Madness is in session: Drop by Mon 26 to try the “Smokey Punch” ($9). 325 Huron St (312-664-2727).
SCOFFLAW A crew of former Whistler and Boiler Room folks is bringing gin into the limelight. 3201 W Armitage Ave (773-252-9700).
TELEGRAPH Props to Jeremy Quinn, whom Food & Wine named one of the top sommeliers of 2012. 2601 N Milwaukee Ave (773-292-9463).
312 CHICAGO Celebrate the restaurant’s 14th birthday with $3 cocktails Mon 26–Sat 31. Hotel Allegro, 136 N LaSalle St (312-696-2420).
file under:real deals
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