Subway: Red to Grand(312) 266-4932 watershedbar.com41.878114 -87.629798 601 N State St, lower level (at Ohio St) River North, Chicago
Mon–Sat 5pm–2am (closed Sun)Average cocktail: $10
While Pops for Champagne remains sleek and jazzy upstairs, the downstairs has been transformed into a lair slightly reminiscent of a hunting lounge, one that specializes in Midwestern liquors and beers. Here, the cocktails are created with care (the Pin A Rose, a bright-red raspberry drink, has sweetness offset by San Bitter soda), but, thankfully, without the pomp of other mixology haunts around town.
Also on at this venue
Northside Southpaws | Today, May 30, Jun 6, Jun 13, Jun 20, Jun 27, Jul 4. Through Jul 25.