Nightlife

Cocktail Bar in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Mordecai

Early 20th-century Cubs baseball great Mordecai Brown lends his name to this stylish bar, housed within Wrigleyville newcomer Hotel Zachary. With a serious cocktail menu spotlighting vintage whiskeys, it's a far cry…
Bar in Lake View & Wrigleyville

GMan Tavern

The pool tables, large and eclectic beer selection, and pierced-and-tattooed patrons make the GMan wonderfully different from the surrounding Wrigleyville sports bars. Bands and DJs often play on the back-room stage…
Bar in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Hungry Brain

The owner of nearby music club Constellation also owns this off-the-beaten-path little bar. It charms with its kind bartenders and well-worn, thrift-store decor. It's a hub of the underground jazz scene; Sunday nigh…
Cafe in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Loba Pastry + Coffee

Featuring adventurous pastries and artisanal coffee, this diminutive cafe on the eastern edge of Roscoe Village doesn’t offer much in the way of space, but it makes up for that via innovative baked-goods with bold f…
Club in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Smart Bar

Smart Bar is a long-standing, unpretentious favorite for dancing, located in the basement of the Metro rock club. The DJs are often more renowned than you’d expect the intimate space to accommodate. House and techno…
Wine Bar in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Bar Pastoral

Popular deli mini-chain Pastoral has added a wine bar to its Lake View shop. Half-glasses are available for $5, meaning you can sample widely. The deli's awesome breads and cheeses help soak it up (better to stick t…
Bar in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Southport Lanes

An old-fashioned, four-lane bowling alley with hand-set pins hides inside this busy neighborhood bar and grill. Those who prefer to shoot stick can chalk up at the six regulation pool tables. The main bar features a…
Pub in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Ten Cat Tavern

Pool is serious business on the two vintage tables that the pub refelts regularly with material from Belgium. The ever-changing, eye-catching art comes courtesy of neighborhood artists and the furniture is a garage …
Gay & Lesbian in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Wang's

The low red light, paper lanterns, floral wallpaper and carved peacock mirror give Wang's a Chinese opium den vibe. It's mostly guys sitting around the intimate, gay-friendly bar, hoisting cocktails such as the sign…
Pub in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Guthrie’s

A local institution and the perfect neighborhood hangout, Guthrie’s remains true to its mellow roots even as the Cubs-fueled neighborhood goes manic around it. The glassed-in back porch is fittingly furnished with p…