The Monkey's Paw
2524 N. Southport Ave. (W. Lill Ave.), Lincoln Park
Price: 2 (out of 4) Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Subway: Red or Brown Line to Fullerton
Scene: Neighborhood locals seeking a beer, wine, or whiskey flight with upscale pub fare
Best bets: Diver scallop lollipops; house poutine with duck confit; paw burger
Hot seat: There are plenty of books in the four-seat library, but whiskey is the preferred accessory.
Nearby: Sprout; Faith & Whiskey; Wrightwood Park
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