Neighborhood: Logan Square
Address: 3201 W. Armitage Ave.
Website: scofflawchicago.com  

Scofflaw is a gin bar that looks like it's staged with hand-me-down furniture from the Palace of Versailles, and it's unequivocally perfect that way. This is a casual spot with $8 drinks across the board, a Motown soundtrack and, if you play your cards right, fresh baked cookies from the kitchen. With Longman & Eagle, The Whistler and Billy Sunday (more on that one later) in the area, Logan Square's become a cocktail culture stronghold, particularly for those who booze without pretentions.