Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Diversey(773) 281-3995 thesolsticebar.com41.931005 -87.649296 2666 N Halsted St (between Wrightwood Ave and Diversey Pkwy) Lincoln Park, Chicago
Wed, Thu 4pm–midnight; Fri 4pm–2am; Sat noon–2am; Sun noon–midnightAverage cocktail: $13
The dream of the 1990s is alive at this dreary Lincoln Park lounge, where dessert-inspired martinis (such as the treacly Peanut Butter Cup, complete with a graham cracker–crusted glass) pair with actual desserts (an unexceptional key lime tartelette; caramel feuilletine cake). The cocktails are obviously made on-site; the desserts are blatantly not. In both cases, the only thing worse than consuming these vessels for sugar is anticipating the headache to come.