There’s a right and a wrong way to relive the ’20s.
Wrong: actually banning liquor at your party.
Right: drinking at Untitled, River North’s new speakeasy.
Discreetly located underground, the sprawling space blends old school with new. Vintage light fixtures, steamer trunks, and industrial carts mingle handsomely with modern touches (a ginormous video wall camouflaged as a gilded mirror).
Untitled hawks the largest selection of American whiskey in the country alongside Prohibition-inspired dishes (grit cakes with tomato jam). Choose from myriad places to rest your laurels (raw bar, private dining cabanas) while taking in big band, blues, and burlesque acts.
Mixologists pour cocktails like the Pistol Smoke (made with pipe tobacco) and Don Patricio’s Pinkie Ring (strawberry and white pepper).
The best part: wooden liquor lockers where members can store their favorite hooch.
How gangster is that?
Untitled, 111 West Kinzie Street, between LaSalle and Clark Streets (312-880-1511 or untitledchicago.com).
Photo: Aimee Lehto Schewe / Courtesy of Untitled