Recommendation for place for a good cocktail in Hyde Park ? (Chicago)
June 25, 2016 6:00 PM   Subscribe

Very old (70+ with one young one) friends getting together for a stroll around the campus and 'would like to wind up with a good cocktail (or two) in the environs. 'Been a long time since we were out there - anyone have any ideas on a nice place for us? Thanks very much.
posted by Tullyogallaghan to Food & Drink (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I was going to suggest Orly's, but it's been awhile since I've been near campus, and it has since closed.

A quick look at Yelp suggests your best -- and perhaps only -- choice is a newer place I've never been, The Promontory.

Otherwise, it looks like the dives from my days there are still around, from the Pub to Jimmy's to the Cove.
posted by Borborygmus at 6:33 PM on June 25, 2016

A10 might also work, although they're more a restaurant and I don't remember if they have a bar you can sit at. They're only 1.5 blocks away from the Promontory, in case you end up not liking the vibe of one or the other.
posted by matildatakesovertheworld at 6:45 PM on June 25, 2016

Just for clarification: By good cocktail, do you mean any old mixed drink at a reasonable price? or a well thought out, exquisitely executed beverage?
posted by Cold Lurkey at 8:18 PM on June 25, 2016

The closest place to the campus proper where one can get a cocktail is probably Seven Ten Lanes, near the corner of 55th and Ellis. While the name makes it sound like it's just a bowling alley, the last time I was there (which was 5–10 years ago now) they had a fairly large restaurant & bar area, as well as some billiards tables.
posted by Johnny Assay at 8:28 PM on June 25, 2016

If any of you are academics and a member of one of the clubs with which it has a reciprocal arrangement, you might try the Quadrangle Club.
posted by brianogilvie at 9:09 PM on June 25, 2016

A10 has a very pleasant bar you can sit at, and the cocktails are great.
posted by coppermoss at 4:39 AM on June 26, 2016

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