Chicago is already a great cocktail town but new lounges seem to be opening up in the Windy City every day. Condé Nast Traveler has identified three new spots launching this fall.
First is Punch House, which opened in late September in Chicago’s arty Mexican-American neighborhood Pilsen. Punch House specializes in, you guessed it, punch, from a classic Milk Punch to the more modern Gin Tea Punch (featuring Chicago’s own Letherbee gin), offered by the glass ($8), carafe ($32), or bowl ($59).
Analogue is described as a “punk-rock cocktail den” coming soon to Chicago’s Logan Square. Henry Prendergast and Robert Haynes, star bartenders from the venerable craft cocktail lounge The Violet Hour, are behind the new venture.
Finally, Lone Wolf is scheduled to open the first week of November on Chicago’s trendy Restaurant Row (Randolph Street). But the venue aims to be a low-key destination for classic cocktails, aperitifs and digestifs before and after reservations elsewhere.
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