Northman

Bar in Lincoln Square & Ravenswood

The Northman gives the neighborhood beer scene a twist by focusing on cider. Around 20 taps flow with tart, fermented creations from the US, England, France and Spain, and there's a long list of calvados (apple or pear brandies), as well. The low-lit, dark-wood pub feels like it has been plucked from the English countryside.

Cheeses, mussels, fish and chips and other meals help soak up the alcohol.