Elixir Lounge

Gay Bar, Bar, and Cocktail Bar
3452 N Halsted St (btwn N Newport Ave and N Cornelia Ave), Chicago, IL 60657, United States
Hours:
Closed until 6:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Tue–Thu
    • 6:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Fri
    • 6:00 PM–3:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 6:00 PM–4:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 6:00 PM–5:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Drinks:
Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.1/10

Based on 82 votes

People like this place

Total Visitors
1,564
Total Visits
3,740
Save
Share
  • What you need to know
    Izzy S.
    "If you like ginger, you have to try the Red Dynasty!"(5 Tips)
    Mykie L.
    "Try the strawberry basil lemonade and the Moscow/Michigan mule."(2 Tips)
    J P.
    "Very friendly atmosphere and wonderful keylime martinis"(6 Tips)
    Andrew I.
    "Not quite The Violet Hour but some of the best cocktails in boystown"(2 Tips)
Log in to leave tips at this venue!
Sort:
  • Recent
  • Popular

39 tips and reviews.

  • Filter by taste:
  • all tips and reviews
  • red dynasty
  • martinis
  • strawberry basil lemonade
  • boystown
  • trendy
  • great value
  • mojitos
  • margaritas
  • staff
  • Moscow Mule
  • cucumber mint
  • elixirs
  • ginger beer
  • raspberry
  • mixed drinks
  • good for special occasions
  • clean
  • restrooms
  • liquor
  • Adam Scott S.

    Hey Elixir Lounge, join Freebie! Read more

    Adam Scott Smith · April 21
    Save
  • Derek M.

    The cocktails are good, but the long wait due to understaffing takes away from the experience.

    Derek Morrin · September 4, 2014
    Save
  • Adam N.

    The raspberry bust is amazing! And Keith is the best bartender. ❤

    Adam Neidlinger · August 9, 2014
    Save
  • Patrick L.

    Great cocktails, but be careful, they're strong. Ask what house infusions they have, they're always great!

    Patrick LeMaster · August 7, 2014
    Save
  • Redeye Chicago

    A welcome cocktail oasis for those in search of a hand-crafted drink in an understated but still chic interior. Read more

    Redeye Chicago · August 3, 2014
    Save
  • Ty L.

    My mojito was also yummy!!

    Ty Lattimore · May 29, 2014
    Save
  • Ty L.

    Evan and I catching up during my visit....

    Ty Lattimore · May 29, 2014
    Save
  • Ty L.

    Vladi is sexy and a great bartender. Loved the Moscow Mule

    Ty Lattimore · May 29, 2014
    Save
  • Ruben J.

    Great Bartender and very good martinis

    Ruben John · May 20, 2014
    Save
  • Jordon N.

    Get the Bloody and Bruised. ;)

    Jordon Novak · April 20, 2014
    Save
  • Dan M.

    Red Dynasty. End Scene.

    Dan McCoy · November 17, 2013
    Save
  • J P.

    Very friendly atmosphere and wonderful keylime martinis

    J P · November 9, 2013
    Save
  • 100PCTBRAD

    $6 martinis on Mondays. Love!

    100PCTBRAD · September 21, 2013
    Save
  • William R.

    Love Chad. A+. Will drink here again

    William Ranallo · September 15, 2013
    Save
  • Jordan B.

    Always have the Last Word.

    Jordan Bouvier · August 1, 2013
    Save
  • Mykie L.

    Apple crips martini is the latest. #a+mazing #delicious

    Mykie Lim · June 2, 2013
    Save
  • Adam L.

    Get the Red Dynasty! F'n amazeballs!

    Adam Lang · January 26, 2013
    Save
  • James R.

    Daniel is the best bartender apparently.. Great atmosphere.

    James Rudolph · January 13, 2013
    Save
  • Jim H.

    Chad the bartender was awesome.

    Jim Hennessey · December 15, 2012
    Save
  • Ken M.

    Super low-key spot on a Sunday night. If you're looking for boozy, go for the Vesper.

    Ken Moorhead · November 13, 2012
    Save
  • Mykie L.

    Try the strawberry basil lemonade and the Moscow/Michigan mule. Say hi to the friendly and best bartenders on halsted.

    Mykie Lim · July 22, 2012
    Save
  • Fonso M.

    Slow service , maybe they need to hire more staff for a drink that takes 20 minutes to make or to cash out?

    Fonso M · May 10, 2012
    Save
  • Ross G.

    Relaxed atmosphere & well mixed drinks. Come here to linger. Also, restroom is beautiful.

    Ross Guthrie · April 26, 2012
    Save
  • Time Out Chicago

    A well-made cocktail was a hard thing to find in Boystown. Thankfully there’s Elixir, which not only shakes mean drinks, but also keeps the crowd in control and the music somewhat low. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · April 17, 2012
    Save
  • Time Out Chicago

    The clientele is mixed in age but not in gender, and everyone is on their best behavior, which makes it an altogether more sophisticated and adult experience than Elixir's next-door sister, Hydrate. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · February 14, 2012
    Save
  • Izzy S.

    If you like ginger, you have to try the Red Dynasty!

    Izzy Salcedo · February 4, 2012
    Save
  • Antonio O.

    Apple crisp martini is like an apple pie in a glass! So good!

    Antonio Ortiz · December 24, 2011
    Save
  • Matthew H.

    Be prepared to be poured into a cab

    Matthew Herek · December 21, 2011
    Save
  • Austin D.

    Try the smoked margarita. Also, call me a size queen, but I love the big ice cubes.

    Austin Duus · October 17, 2011
    Save
  • Paul M.

    Way too expensive...nice try at attempting a New York atmosphere...won't be returning.

    Paul Musial · October 2, 2011
    Save
  • Izzy S.

    Fantastic martini's. You have to try the one with ginger beer! Read more

    Izzy Salcedo · September 27, 2011
    Save
  • Mintie

    Dan N. Why r u using the women's bathroom?

    Mintie · September 25, 2011
    Save
  • Andrew I.

    Not quite The Violet Hour but some of the best cocktails in boystown

    Andrew Inman · September 17, 2011
    Save
  • Tyler C.

    Great drinks, and the bathrooms smell great.

    Tyler Crawford · September 5, 2011
    Save
  • Adisak P.

    Strawberry Basil Lemonade is divine.

    Adisak Pochanayon · August 13, 2011
    Save
  • Jesse S.

    Red dynasty.... Just get it!

    Jesse Salazar · August 7, 2011
    Save
  • Anthony

    The cucumber mint smash is amazing!!! ;)

    Anthony · July 28, 2011
    Save
  • Dan N.

    Worst smelling women's bathroom ever.

    Dan Nisbet · July 23, 2011
    Save
  • Erik W.

    John is the best bartender. I highly recommend the Red Dynasty. Read more

    Erik Wallace · July 4, 2011
    Save

Appears on 31 lists

See all »

Is this your business? Claim it now.

Make sure your information is up to date. Plus use our free tools to find new customers.