F&W's Kate Krader went in search of the best neighborhoods in America for cocktail adventures. Here, her guide to River North in Chicago.
Hidden beneath Sumi Robata Bar, this hushed, 11-seat spot mixes a handful of stellar cocktails served over hand-carved ice. 702 N. Wells St.; sumirobatabar.com.
Lesser-known drink styles like daisies and mules are highlighted at this softly lit space. 230 W. Kinzie St.; giltbarchicago.com.
Sable Kitchen & Bar
Behind a 40-foot bar, Mike Ryan concocts genius drinks like Ziggy's Stardust, made with tequila, pineapple and salt-and-pepper syrup. 505 N. State St.; sablechicago.com.
Three Dots and a Dash
With a nod to past tiki legends, Paul McGee has created a tropical oasis where rum is plentiful and drinks are served in Polynesian mugs. 435 N. Clark St.; threedotschicago.com.