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Tinker To Evers

Tinker To Evers - Chicago

So many people have been inspired by the Chicago Cubs, including poet Franklin Pierce Adams, who penned a poem detailing former Cubs shortstop Joe Tinker, second baseman Johnny Evers and first baseman Frank Chance ruthlessly completing a double play. Evanston-based Union Restaurant Group has named its latest project in homage to that poem.

Tinker To Evers, an intimate cocktail lounge, is situated beneath Union Full Board in the Wheelhouse Hotel. It seats about 40 guests at a walnut-and-brass bar and custom-made velvet tufted banquettes. The walls in the establishment are decorated with artsy versions of Tinker, Evers and Chance's original baseball cards.

The drink menu includes 14 unique craft cocktails with playful names offering subtle nods to baseball and all things Americana. Food consists of elevated bar fare such as bacon and sea salt "Cracker Jack"-style popcorn, crispy fried tater tots, and a charcuterie board with Bijou-aged goat and Barely Buzzed Beehive cheeses.