Imagine moving some of the furniture into the garage to make room for a dance floor, setting up a bar, hiring an eccentric dj, killing the lights and throwing a party in your vintage single-family in Bucktown. You now have an idea of what this reclusive drinkery is all about. Dark and inviting, the creaky turn of the century architecture permits plenty of niches for loungy seating and candle-lit conversation.
The worn U-shaped bar extends warm salutations at the front door and despite usual throng of enveloping patrons it somehow manages to be friendly and inviting. Stocked with the usual browns and clears, a variety of bottled beer and a trustworthy selection on tap there is no reason to go thirsty here.
With a drink in hand, further investigation up a few stairs unveils a makeshift dj booth, dance floor/whatever space and a few different rooms with a myriad of seating options. Overall, a regal spot to relax, listen to some compelling jams and maybe make a couple new friends.