Why go to a bar just to drink when this new Highland Park neighborhood spot makes it easy to also catch a show at its adjacent sister music venue Lodge Room? Before a concert, grab a cocktail and take in the beautiful midcentury-modern details of the restored historic Masonic Temple. The craft cocktail menu offers eternal summer classics like a Mint Julep and Mai Tai, as well as specialty drinks with unusual culinary ingredients such as chlorophyll mint cordial and pomegranate molasses.
The Drink To Drink: The Carmen #SIX, a spicy blend of tequila, pamplemousse, lime, yuzu, jalapeño and agave
Know Before You Go: Line hack! If you plan on seeing a show, you can skip the box office line downstairs and check your ticket in with your bartender or server, then head directly to Lodge Room from the bar.