The Heavy Feather | Logan Square | Craft Cocktails, Must-Visit Bar | Bar

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Modeled after the so-called "fern bars" that rose to faddish popularity in the late 1970s and early 80s, Heavy Feather is decked out in dark wood, booths with tufted cushions, Tiffany-style glass lamps, peacock-feather patterned wallpaper, and (of course) green plants peeking out of every nook. The handsome lounge from the Scofflaw Group manages to seem genuinely of a certain period while avoiding feeling overwrought or retro. Think of it as a contemporary Regal Beagle, Jack Tripper's hangout in Three's Company, without the unsightly polyester and casual homophobia. Bartenders hew to the era with liberal use of sweet liqueurs like Herbsaint, Compari, orange curacao, and creme de menthe. The menu also includes classics (think Sidecar, Mudslide, Brandy Alexander), poor man's tiki drinks (the Singapore Sling), boozy milkshake specials, and a selection of hot cocktails during the winter months. Located on the floor above sister bar Slippery Slope, Heavy Feather also unfortunately shares an entrance with the hot spot, which often draws lines later in the night. Show up early to avoid a wait. —Jake Malooley



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