Get Your Great Lakes Drink Fix At Watershed

November 18, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Drinking local has never been so easy since the opening of Watershed has about two months ago – and it seems to be fitting in nicely in River North, a highly commercialized area replete with national chains that are anything but local. Despite looking a little bit like the library of a country estate, the otherwise casual and cozy lounge (tucked away in the bottom of Pops For Champagne) is known for being the only cocktail bar in Chicago to serve wine, beer and spirits made exclusively in the Great Lakes region. Wine is served from makers such as Shady Lane, Brys Estate, August Hill, L. Mawby and Good Harbor; spirits from Koval, Death’s Door, North Shore Distillery and Farmer’s Organic; beer is from well-known makers such as Founder’s, Bell’s and Goose Island, and as well as lesser-known Dark Horse from Marshall, Michigan.

This week, Tasting Table honored Watershed in its list of the 15 Best Cocktails And Where to Drink Them. Watershed’s contribution, the Shake In The Hay, is made from North Shore gin, green chartreuse, cucumber and lime.

601 N. State Street
(312) 266-4932