Subway: Red, Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Belmont (Red/Brown/Purple)(773) 697-9268 progressbarchicago.com41.943510 -87.649275 3359 N Halsted St (Roscoe St) Boystown, Chicago
Mon–Thu 4pm–2am; Fri 3pm–2am; Sat 2pm–3am; Sun 1pm–2amAverage cocktail: $7
Opened in June 2013 in the former Cocktail space at the heart of the ’hood, this new entry on the Boystown scene boasts a cloud-like overhead sculpture installation made up of 19,000 twinkling light bulbs. It also boasts a better selection of craft beers on tap than most bars on the Halsted strip, pouring elixirs like Magic Hat #9 and local brew Hopothesis IPA. The vibe seems laid back—no sign yet of Cocktail's ubiquitous go-go dancers (though we'll keep our eyes out).
Also on at this venue
Reincarnate | Sun 8, Dec 15, Dec 22, Dec 29