Grace Street Tap

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You may not expect a laid-back corner tavern to serve a cocktail menu featuring spirits infused with fresh fruit in-house, but that's exactly what you'll find at Grace Street Tap, formerly neighborhood dive Sally's Lounge. The crowd of career drinkers has slowly given way to younger locals drawn by cheap cocktails, craft brews and a pair of young owners, Joey Dunne and Adam Bilter, who also run an internet marketing biz. The brief list of microbrews (Bell's Oberon, Founder's Dirty Bastard, Dogfish Head's 60-Minute IPA) is accented by a beer available nowhere else in Chicago: an Irish pale ale made by McSorely's, the oldest continuously running tavern in New York. Fun house cocktail creations include the a bacon bloody mary and the Grace Street Schnocker, a watermelon- and pineapple-infused vodka concoction garnished with gummy bears. Large windows open up to let the air in on summer nights, while ample free parking and free wifi are added perks.