The Sportsman’s Club

Image: Yelp/Matt L.
SUNDAY–FRIDAY: 5 P.M.–2 A.M.
SATURDAY: 5 P.M.–3 A.M.
872.206.8054 | WEBSITE

Though it’s tiny and off the beaten path, Sportsman’s Club is regularly sought out by cocktail nerds and industry folks alike for its consistently good craft cocktails served sans pretense. Kitted out with taxidermy, vintage fixtures and an old-school register, the art deco–era bar is a typical prototype of the neighborhood, lovingly restored for the 21st century. The menu is deliberately sparse: Four daily cocktails rotate with the bartender’s whim, encouraging experimentation for both the dealer and the drinker.

Known For
  • craft cocktails, cheap date
What to drink
The Sportsman’s Cocktail, which is whatever the bartender decides it will be. Other options: a single-barrel Manhattan, the $5 “Low Life” whiskey-and-High Life combo, or a spin from the amaro machine.
Neighborhood
Ukrainian Village
ProTip
Should you be lucky enough to score a booth, try not to lose it. In a bar this small, seats are sacred.