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Article by: Peter Ranvestel and Carrie Schedler
October, 19, 2015

For a bar with such a heavy-sounding name, Black Iron Tavern (401 N. Milwaukee Ave., West Town, 312-690-4000) is actually quite the relaxed hangout. It’s the kind of place that’s great for just sipping a PBR tallboy and a burger (chef Michael Taus is behind the place, so expect above-average eats), but won’t leave you disappointed if you’re hoping to imbibe something a little more refined.

Make like it’s the early 2000s and order a Cosmo (if there ends up being a resurgence of the cranberry-tinged concoction, you can trace it back to here—it’s been ages since a bar has featured the drink so prominently on its menu) and wander over to the red, London-style phone booth. It’s actually a “confessional booth,” and if you pick up the receiver you can hear secrets recorded and confessed by previous patrons and add your own to the collection. 

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