Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Belmont(773) 296-680041.942521 -87.644361 3317 N Broadway (between Aldine Ave and Buckingham Pl) Boystown, Chicago
Mon–Thu, Sun 5pm–midnight; Fri, Sat 5pm–2amAverage cocktail: $7
After Henry Chang got a liquor license for his formerly BYOB eatery Wakamono, he promptly built Boystown’s best bar. The intimate space is, like all of Chang’s projects, highly stylized, employing lush, floral wallpaper and woodwork the likes of which you’ve seen only in an opium den. It might be a restaurant bar, but it has a style, vibe and–thanks to refreshing pear martinis–a taste all its own.