The Barrelhouse Flat

Cocktail, Lounge, Speakeasy
$ $
2624 N Lincoln Ave (at W Wrightwood Ave)
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 857-0421


  • Try the blue-cheese-and-mushroom beignets from our 100 Best list:We went for the cocktails. We came back for these meltingly rich puffs.
  • Stephen Cole's temple to cocktailing is still shaking things up in Lincoln Park with some deceptively strong craft drinks.
  • The cocktail menu is a bit intimidating (7 pages!) but it is divided by drink type with useful words like "bubbles," "stirred," or "egg."
  • Must-try cocktail: Creole Cocktail. A seldom-seen classic (bourbon, sweet vermouth, Bndictine, Amer Picon) done exactly right.
  • This place features 60+ classic libations like the Ford Cocktail (London dry gin, dry vermouth, Benedictine, orange bitters). Drink some down & soak up the alcohol with the Pig's Face Poutine.
  • Enjoy this rotating repertoire of cocktails, and be sure to come back again for next months batch:
  • Make a meal out of small plates like the wings, slicked in a gingery soy-caramel glaze and tossed with cucumber kimchi and sip on the perfect stirred Sazerac:
  • Try the Mamie Taylor, which pairs Scotch with ginger beer.
  • Worst old fashioned ever. They start with bourbon then do everything else. Effing terrible.
  • Can't go wrong with the creole cocktail, deviled eggs, and chicken and waffles
  • You can't go wrong with an Aviation!
  • I would like to say Thank You to James Wright!! This is place is a recommended place if you wanna have a good sit down dinner and socialize! The ambience and the atmosphere is great!
  • Rude bartenders and bad drinks
  • A two-story mixology mecca in the heart of Lincoln Park that boasts more than 70 classic cocktails on its menu.
  • I am in love with the clover club...definitely an amazing cocktail! try it
  • Great snacks and cocktails. Try the Reply to All or Mamie Taylor. For a quieter setting or a large group, try the speakeasy upstairs.
  • A sexy two-floor lounge where progressive bartenders push the envelope when it comes to fun ingredients while still respecting the classics.
  • The creole cocktail is excellent!
  • Such fun cocktails and atmosphere. Try Pimm's Cup - it's delicious.
  • Order the "Purple Fizz"

Nearby places

2771 N Lincoln Ave (at W Diversey Pkwy)
2642 N Lincoln Ave (at N Kenmore Ave)
2656 N Lincoln Ave