Love a new spot in the hood to grab a cocktail and can’t wait for the warmer weather…patio season!!!! Stopper in here at about 8p on Friday night. Place was jammed and loud! We were able to snag a barstool at a side counter. The chairs were odd…they had like a hydraulic aspect to them. Lol. The space is cute. The bar is small. It’s like a galley style bar. They currently don’t have food or nibbles but supposedly in the near future. The service was on point. As soon as we sat, we were brought menus and waters and asked if we had questions. The servers were both very attentive. The drinks were ok. I was hoping for a little more. The old fashioned was a little too sweet and tasted light on the booze. The in the snow (or something like that) was good, basic, and instagrammable, but didn’t have enough ice. All minor details and they are just getting started so hopefully they will up their cocktail game. Overall, a nice addition to the hood and hopefully they’ll continue improving!
A Monday night in December calls for a quality cocktail. Well in theory any night could be a call for a quality cocktail. This week rolls out the Dandy Crown, a brick two story building adding to the neighborhood bars along Milwaukee avenue. If you are or plan to be in the River North area, stop by this new chill lounge/bar. The location is key as it’s just outside of the loop and in an area that’s easily accessible off the expressway. Besides a cocktail list, there are draft, bottled or canned beers options to choose from. To me, I got the impression it’s a cocktail bar first as the vibe sets the tone as such. Their drink menu dedicates one side to cocktails while the other side offers beers and wines. The left side of the cocktail menu (called Old Friends) features classic cocktails like a Daquiri or an Old Fashioned while the right side (called New Friends) introduces signature cocktails with twists to them including one cocktail intended as a nightcap. I opted for the Old Fashioned which had a twist of pedro ximenez sherry in it. A nice and wonderful touch to this classic bourbon cocktail. Now for the vibe, I would describe it as a place where you’d want to hang, relax and listen to some smooth classic soul. You can tell there was some serious thought in the decor with the intention of giving you a feeling of relaxation either after a long day at work or to unwind during a weekend night out. I took a gander at their upstairs as I was told it’s intended for private parties or overflow on the weekends. The lounge also has two gender less bathrooms towards the back of the bar which leads to their outside patio. I was told the outdoor patio will be open next year sometime which should be fun. There is some limited street parking along Milwaukee and it’s surrounding side streets. Stop by and keep your eyes open for their can’t miss The Dandy Crown white neon adorning the front of this new River North gem.
Drinks are just ok here. Don’t waste youre time unless you’re in the area. Out door seating is nice although we had to light up our own candle at our table . The service was extremely slow considering it wasn’t busy I was surprised it took a little under 10 minutes just to wait for a straw. Only going back out of convenience to area . Other than that nothing special.
Great date spot. I came with a few guy friends and we were chilling on the cheap err “bargain” beer selection available. Cozy spot suitable for smaller groups or mono y mono. I could see myself bringing a date there. Can’t recall the music but vibe was chill yet energetic. I saw there is a patio out back which I am curious to observe the vibe then. Mid 20s to mid 30s demo. Friendly service. I’d go back. #RefereEats “I call it like I eat it.”
Drinks and service here were average, this would be a 2.5 star review if that was an option. List of daily special drinks was provided, but told they couldn’t make any of the drinks except for that day’s (doubt it but okay). Asked the server if they could make a basic cocktail off menu instead, was told they could not. The drinks on the menu were not impressive and there were only a handful to choose from. Look elsewhere for cocktails.
The cocktails were amazing at The Dandy Crown. Our service was knowledgeable and happy to make recommendations when we asked for them. The new patio was spacious and it was very easy to social distance. We will definitely be back!
Walked in with the intention of getting 1-2 drinks and fell in love the with atmosphere and ambiance. Spent NYE here with no regrets. It’s officially my “neighbor bar” since it’s across the street from my apartment. Classy but welcoming. Trendy but also casual. Bartenders are top notch. Good for a date or a weekday cocktail. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
What a great edition to the area! I love bars that pay attention to detail and I was drawn to the floral bar mural right when I walked in. 🙂 Such a cozy spot! I’m a huge whisky lover, so I decided to go with the Old Fashion first and it hit the spot. I also highly recommend the Crockpot cocktails. It’s basically a warm cocktail, but they rotate drink selections. Lucky for me the night I went it was a rye whisky based. Definitely kept me feeling all warm and fuzzy. Lol Great service, also atmosphere and I loved the vibe. Definitely plan on going back. Food isn’t served there yet, but your more than welcome to order food delivered from the plethora of surrounding restaurants.
Did I just find my new favorite neighborhood spot to grab a drink? This bar is incredible – great cocktails, nice employees and the best decor! The plush chairs and barstools make it easy to sit and enjoy a drink for hours..but don’t worry they have many cocktail options to keep you entertained. Cannot wait for this place to open back up after COVID-19 calms down.
First things first: Ask for Ricky when you get into this establishment. He is the cool guy with a beard. overall this place was chill. i came in on a monday night so that’s my perspective. grabbed a seat at the bar and order my go to: old fashioned. Ricky was great. talked about the bar and how it came about (it is 7 weeks sold as of this review). my old fashioned was great. i know a good old fashioned when i try one. i definitely will be back.