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The Barrelhouse Flat
Today 6:00 pm – 4:00 am
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2624 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60614
2624 N Lincoln AveUSILChicago60614
$Restaurant, Cocktail BarToday 6:00 pm – 4:00 am
Monday 6:00 pm – 2:00 amTuesday 6:00 pm – 2:00 amWednesday 6:00 pm – 2:00 amThursday 6:00 pm – 4:00 amFriday 6:00 pm – 4:00 amSaturday 6:00 pm – 5:00 amSunday Closed
Craft Cocktails in a comfortable setting with live piano music several nights a week. Serving full food menu until one hour prior to close each night.
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A sprawling cocktail menu & foodie-friendly bar eats in a hip space with an upstairs lounge.- Google
People talk about violet hour, cocktail menu, classic cocktails, stephen cole and bartenders
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Vanessa Velasco
reviewed 4 weeks ago
This is a great Friday or Saturday night bar with wonderful cocktails. Both the drinks we had absinthe so if you are interested in trying it--this is your spot. The drinks were unique and well made. We also ordered frites and the aioli sauce was bland. Not sure if I go here to eat but I definitely come back for cocktail or two with a small group. It's not a large location (from what I could so) so I wouldn't bring a big group.
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Nick Hork
reviewed 4 months ago
This is one of my favorite cocktail spots in the city. They're able to nail quick service with attention to detail. The menu is essentially a best of list ranging from classic and forgotten, to new and inventive. Everyone there is passionate about their craft, and being open late is always a good option for your nightcap.
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Nick Altmann
reviewed 8 months ago
Maybe my favorite place for quality cocktails. Watching one of the bartenders ("mixologists"?) at peak time on a Saturday night was an absolutely thing of beauty. It was really like watching a master conductor. The speed and skill with which she assembled drinks from the dozens of bottles, fruits, extracts, spoons, ice, shakers and glasses in her reach was amazing. If you're not sitting nearby a bartender, you're missing a great show. This was a true professional at the top of their game. Aside from the crowds during peak times, it can get very (even painfully) loud. A boisterous atmosphere is good conversation, but a few acoustic tiles wouldn't hurt to dampen some of the most clamorous noises.
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David Kinsey
reviewed 3 months ago
Top notch cocktails. I had been looking for a place like this for a couple months and finally found it. Don't be surprised if your drink comes in a glass you don't recognize, they've got lots of different styles for the drinks they serve, which is a ton by the way. IF you can find a few items on the menu that interest you, then maybe you should stick to beer. Atmosphere is dark, but not dingy. Bartenders are attentive and friendly and care if you enjoy the drink they made you - easy to have small talk with.
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Dennis Olsen
reviewed a week ago
Very unpleasant experience at my only visit to this joint. Bartender was very rude and definitely wasn't paying attention to her patrons, while the bar-back tapped away on his phone, totally disinterested. Lots of people rave about their cocktails in the review, and indeed they take a long time to make but ours tasted awful. The piano was cool but that's not what I'm looking for in a bar. Lots of places to grab a drink in Chicago, skip this place.
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Kate Linwood
reviewed 4 months ago
I have been to pricier drink lounges, but Barrelhouse Flats offers the same great quality in drinks, service, and ambiance for a better price. The mastery of mixology shown by the bartenders here is worth all the praise they have received! A wonderful date spot or for a great time with friends!


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