The other day, I took a quick look at Baxter Inn, the new venture from the kids behind the stupidly popular Shady Pines.
You'll be pleased to know that it's hard to find. Busy on a Monday night.
Billed as a Chicago sports bar with no sports, it's probably more of a post-prohibition/speakeasy bar that is a bit more common.
I always find Shady Pines a little confusing. Do I get one of the beers from the tight list, a well-made cocktail or a shot of scotch? YOU CAN'T DO EVERYTHING WELL, SHADY PINEZZZZZ.
Here, there is no doubt. Scotch. So much scotch.
An extremely strong range that will keep you occupied for months, including some of my favourites like Ardbeg and Bunnahabhain.
Thankfully, the Shady Pines feel is maintained. Casual, fun, approachable, excellent.
In short, an essential stop for anyone that appreciates scotch, or wants to become a said boring person.
RATING: Will return to [?]