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One of the more tasteful reduxes in recent months, Deadbolt moved into the former Two Way Lounge space over the winter, transforming an infamously seedy pool bar into a low-key late-night lounge. The antithesis of a twee cocktail bar, the place has an industry-friendly beer-and-shot vibe thanks to rotating DJs, friendly staff and deep, dark leather banquettes. The former dive’s eponymous pair of entrances are gone, but the old style flows on.

THE DRINK TO DRINK: ​Less cocktails, more canned beer

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Depending on when you stumble in, the music will be loud—or very loud. Check the Facebook page to see who’s spinning.

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2412 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647