The Swill Inn - Chicago
Formerly the home of long-time resident Paramount Room, The Swill Inn now occupies this snug River West space.
The restaurant slash cocktail lounge is the brainchild of local drinks expert Dustin Drankiewicz and up-and-coming culinary artist Lamar Moore. Their aim is to keep the menu fresh, yet familiar.
Highlights of the casual menu include a highly regarded burger, hot wings, Asian-inspired cuisine and a host of other share-able dishes.
Chit Chat Lounge serves as The Swill Inn's speakeasy that you must literally seek out in order to experience. It's directly underneath the restaurant and showcases local deejays spinning hip-hop, R&B and house music on weekends. It offers the same menu as you'll get upstairs.