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Elixir Lounge

Gay Bar, Bar, and Cocktail Bar · Lakeview
3452 N Halsted St (btwn N Newport Ave and N Cornelia Ave), Chicago, IL 60657, United States
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
$ $ $ $
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 89 votes

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  • 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)
    Andrew I.
    "Not quite The Violet Hour but some of the best cocktails in boystown"(2 Tips)
    J P.
    "Very friendly atmosphere and wonderful keylime martinis"(6 Tips)
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  • red dynasty
  • cocktails
  • martinis
  • strawberry basil lemonade
  • boystown
  • trendy
  • great value
  • margaritas
  • staff
  • cucumber mint
  • Moscow Mule
  • ginger beer
  • elixirs
  • raspberry
  • mixed drinks
  • clean
  • good for special occasions
  • restrooms
  • liquor
  • Will A.

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    Will Anderson · 3 weeks ago
  • Adam Scott S.

    Hey Elixir Lounge, join Freebie! Read more

    Adam Scott Smith · April 21
  • Derek M.

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

    Derek Morrin · September 4, 2014
  • Adam N.

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

    Adam Neidlinger · August 9, 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ty L.

    My mojito was also yummy!!

    Ty Lattimore · May 29, 2014
  • Ty L.

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

    Ty Lattimore · May 29, 2014
  • Ty L.

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

    Ty Lattimore · May 29, 2014
  • Ruben J.

    Great Bartender and very good martinis

    Ruben John · May 20, 2014
  • Jordon N.

    Get the Bloody and Bruised. ;)

    Jordon Novak · April 20, 2014
  • Dan M.

    Red Dynasty. End Scene.

    Dan McCoy · November 17, 2013
  • J P.

    Very friendly atmosphere and wonderful keylime martinis

    J P · November 9, 2013
  • 100PCTBRAD

    $6 martinis on Mondays. Love!

    100PCTBRAD · September 21, 2013
  • William R.

    Love Chad. A+. Will drink here again

    William Ranallo · September 15, 2013
  • Jordan B.

    Always have the Last Word.

    Jordan Bouvier · August 1, 2013
  • Mykie L.

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

    Mykie Lim · June 2, 2013
  • Adam L.

    Get the Red Dynasty! F'n amazeballs!

    Adam Lang · January 26, 2013
  • James R.

    Daniel is the best bartender apparently.. Great atmosphere.

    James Rudolph · January 13, 2013
  • Jim H.

    Chad the bartender was awesome.

    Jim Hennessey · December 15, 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ross G.

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

    Ross Guthrie · April 26, 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • Izzy S.

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

    Izzy Salcedo · February 4, 2012
  • Antonio O.

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

    Antonio Ortiz · December 24, 2011
  • Matthew H.

    Be prepared to be poured into a cab

    Matthew Herek · December 21, 2011
  • Austin D.

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

    Austin Duus · October 17, 2011
  • Paul M.

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

    Paul Musial · October 2, 2011
  • Izzy S.

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

    Izzy Salcedo · September 27, 2011
  • Mintie

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

    Mintie · September 25, 2011
  • Andrew I.

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

    Andrew Inman · September 17, 2011
  • Tyler C.

    Great drinks, and the bathrooms smell great.

    Tyler Crawford · September 5, 2011
  • Adisak P.

    Strawberry Basil Lemonade is divine.

    Adisak Pochanayon · August 13, 2011
  • Jesse S.

    Red dynasty.... Just get it!

    Jesse Salazar · August 7, 2011
  • Anthony

    The cucumber mint smash is amazing!!! ;)

    Anthony · July 28, 2011
  • Dan N.

    Worst smelling women's bathroom ever.

    Dan Nisbet · July 23, 2011
  • Erik W.

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

    Erik Wallace · July 4, 2011

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