Scofflaw - Chicago
This Logan Square-based, gin-focused cocktail bar offers American craft beers on tap as well as a small-plates menu. Scofflaw is a collaboration between a number of restaurant and bar vets, including former The Whistler bartender Danny Shapiro.
While Scofflaw always appears to be boisterous with lively young professionals who either live in Logan Square or frequent the neighborhood, it's also a popular date-night destination. During winter, couples should arrive early to scoop sofa seats in front of the fireplace. And in summer, the outdoor patio is a great place to be to settle in for large-format cocktails.