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Elixir Lounge

Gay Bar, Bar, and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Lakeview, Chicago
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  • Has a stamp of approval from Time Out Chicago and Redeye Chicago
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  • Erik W.
    "I highly recommend 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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  • Alex N.
    Alex NawarJanuary 21
    Good cocktails and friendly bartenders
  • Rick R.
    Rick RappSeptember 14, 2016
    Lovely intimate bar.
  • Melody L.
    Melody LeggeJanuary 2, 2016
    Service wasn't the greatest. Small.
  • Will A.
    Will AndersonNovember 7, 2015
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  • Adam Scott S.
    Adam Scott SmithApril 21, 2015
    Hey Elixir Lounge, join Freebie! Read more
  • Derek M.
    Derek MorrinSeptember 4, 2014
    The cocktails are good, but the long wait due to understaffing takes away from the experience.
  • Adam N.
    Adam NeidlingerAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The raspberry bust is amazing! And Keith is the best bartender. ❤
  • Patrick L.
    Patrick LeMasterAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Great cocktails, but be careful, they're strong. Ask what house infusions they have, they're always great!
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoAugust 3, 2014
    A welcome cocktail oasis for those in search of a hand-crafted drink in an understated but still chic interior. Read more
  • Ty L.
    Ty LattimoreMay 29, 2014
    My mojito was also yummy!!
  • Ty L.
    Ty LattimoreMay 29, 2014
    Evan and I catching up during my visit....
  • Ty L.
    Ty LattimoreMay 29, 2014
    Vladi is sexy and a great bartender. Loved the Moscow Mule
  • Ruben J.
    Ruben JohnMay 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Bartender and very good martinis
  • Jordon N.
    Jordon NovakApril 20, 2014
    Get the Bloody and Bruised. ;)
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel McCoyNovember 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Red Dynasty. End Scene.
  • J P.
    J PNovember 9, 2013
    Very friendly atmosphere and wonderful keylime martinis
  • 100PCTBRAD
    100PCTBRADSeptember 21, 2013
    $6 martinis on Mondays. Love!
  • William R.
    William RanalloSeptember 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Love Chad. A+. Will drink here again
  • Jordan B.
    Jordan BouvierAugust 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Always have the Last Word.
  • Mykie L.
    Mykie LimJune 2, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Apple crips martini is the latest. #a+mazing #delicious
  • Adam L.
    Adam LangJanuary 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Red Dynasty! F'n amazeballs!
  • James R.
    James RudolphJanuary 13, 2013
    Daniel is the best bartender apparently.. Great atmosphere.
  • Jim H.
    Jim HennesseyDecember 15, 2012
    Chad the bartender was awesome.
  • Ken M.
    Ken MoorheadNovember 13, 2012
    Super low-key spot on a Sunday night. If you're looking for boozy, go for the Vesper.
  • Mykie L.
    Mykie LimJuly 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the strawberry basil lemonade and the Moscow/Michigan mule. Say hi to the friendly and best bartenders on halsted.
  • Fonso M.
    Fonso MMay 10, 2012
    Slow service , maybe they need to hire more staff for a drink that takes 20 minutes to make or to cash out?
  • Ross G.
    Ross GuthrieApril 26, 2012
    Relaxed atmosphere & well mixed drinks. Come here to linger. Also, restroom is beautiful.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoApril 17, 2012
    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
    Time Out ChicagoFebruary 14, 2012
    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
  • Izzy S.
    Izzy SalcedoFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you like ginger, you have to try the Red Dynasty!
  • Antonio O.
    Antonio OrtizDecember 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Apple crisp martini is like an apple pie in a glass! So good!
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HerekDecember 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Be prepared to be poured into a cab
  • Austin D.
    Austin DuusOctober 17, 2011
    Try the smoked margarita. Also, call me a size queen, but I love the big ice cubes.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MusialOctober 2, 2011
    Way too expensive...nice try at attempting a New York atmosphere...won't be returning.
  • Izzy S.
    Izzy SalcedoSeptember 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Fantastic martini's. You have to try the one with ginger beer! Read more
  • Mintie
    MintieSeptember 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Dan N. Why r u using the women's bathroom?
  • Andrew I.
    Andrew InmanSeptember 17, 2011
    Not quite The Violet Hour but some of the best cocktails in boystown
  • Tyler C.
    Tyler CrawfordSeptember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great drinks, and the bathrooms smell great.
  • Adisak P.
    Adisak PochanayonAugust 13, 2011
    Strawberry Basil Lemonade is divine.
  • Jesse S.
    Jesse SalazarAugust 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Red dynasty.... Just get it!
  • Anthony
    AnthonyJuly 28, 2011
    The cucumber mint smash is amazing!!! ;)
  • Dan N.
    Dan NisbetJuly 23, 2011
    Worst smelling women's bathroom ever.
  • Erik W.
    Erik WallaceJuly 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    John is the best bartender. I highly recommend the Red Dynasty. Read more
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