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6030 West North Avenue
728 East Brady Street
Narrow Lane Tavern
5526 W North Ave
Narrow Lane Tavern - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Narrow Lane Tavern is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.
Gene's Nitelife Lounge
4001 W North Ave
Gene's Nitelife Lounge - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Gene's Nitelife Lounge is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)
Bay's Tiny Tap
5501 W Vliet St
Bay's Tiny Tap - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Bay's Tiny Tap will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.
1905 East North Avenue
2 Sweet International Delight
2128 E Locust St
4919 W N Ave
McBob's Pub - Lively Celtic pub serving Irish import brews and Irish pub fare, with some soft-shell tacos thrown in. A nice selection of Irish whiskeys and single-malt scotches.
Miller Brewing Co
4000 W State St
Miller Brewing Co - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Miller Brewing Co? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.
5520 W Vliet St
Wonder Bar - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Wonder Bar, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.
Technique, Technique, Technique
Technique, Technique, Technique
By Russ Cobbe
In real estate the mantra is location, location, location but in mixing cocktails its technique, technique, technique. Most home bartenders tend to just throw the ingredients together and serve the drink and in a lot of commercial establishments they do the same thing. The way a drink is prepared can make a big difference in how it tastes and in the atmosphere created.
Chilling a Glass
Always chill glasses before filling them. There are a couple of ways to accomplish this. First is to simply put them in the fridge or a freezer a couple of hours ahead of time. If you forget however you can fill the glass with shaved or crushed ice for a few minutes. Make sure to empty the ice before preparing the drink.
Frosting a Glass
For "frosted" drinks you can put the glass in the freezer ahead of time or bury it in shaved ice until it has a white, frosted and ice-cold look and feel. For "sugar-frosted" glasses, wet the rim of the glass that is already chilled with lemon or lime juice and then dip into powdered sugar or coarse salt depending on the recipe.
Creating a layered drink, also known as a pousse caf�, is not difficult once you know how. The main concept is the heavier ingredients go in first and the lighter ones on top so the ingredients don't mix. Take an inverted spoon and slowly pour the ingredient onto the back of the spoon. This spreads it out and reduces the churn that happens with a straight pour. This can also be done by pouring the ingredient down a glass rod.
To make a flaming drink you have to have a spirit that has a high alcohol content. Brandy is normally used. Prewarm the glass being used. Pour some liquor into the prewarmed glass and heat a smaller amount over a flame or in a saucepan on a stove. Light it with a match and then pour it into the glass being used very carefully. This will cause the rest of the alcohol to ignite. Be careful, flames can jump up qu...
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