Sick of wimpy pours? Me too. Here are some spots where I've found the drinks to be particularly potent.
Charmingly minuscule bar w/ gigantic, STRONG cocktails! The marg is famous, the gimlet should be & the Old Fashioned is brandy-soaked bliss.
Still cocktails, a relaxed crowd, and some of the best chili I've tasted in Chicago. Typically less frattastic than a lot of the neighboring bars.
Can't get in to Big Star or Violet Hour? This is a pretty great consolation prize. Work your way down the martini list.
Mixology minus attitude--how refreshing! Tell the bartender which spirit you fancy, and let them mix you a killer custom cocktail. Cash only!
Bartenders are genius (and fun!) & can concoct potions tailored to your tastes. Plan to eat here & stick around for free cookies @ midnight!