Billy Sunday, Matthias Merges’s (Yusho) turn-of-the-century-inspired cocktail bar, opened last night in Logan Square.
Its namesake — an evangelical preacher who galvanized Chicago’s Prohibition movement — would not approve. There’s enough on the menu to keep folks tipsy (and full bellied) every day of the week.
Be among the first to drink in the 50-seat, tavern-style watering hole with vintage chandeliers, sepia-tinted photos, and a wall-mounted hutch packed with spirits and jarred botanicals.
Eye Alex Bachman’s (Yusho) menu carefully. Everything is made in house, from tonic to bitters.
Magic happens when sipping white whiskey, egg white, quince, vermouth, and finger lime tincture.
Go ahead. Try a gin and tonic on draft.
Celebrate the revival of Batavia Arrack (old-school Indonesian rum) with a playful pisco punch.
Things in Jars (smoked trout, chicken liver) and shareable snacks (pickled sardine) add to the jovial vibe.
A daiquiri with pineapple bitters calls.
Never has a hangover been so worth it.
Billy Sunday, 3143 West Logan Boulevard, at Kedzie Boulevard (773-661-2485 or billy-sunday.com).
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