Innjoy in West Town is the perfect bar to head to when you really just want to dance your heart out to your favorite '80s or '90s song (Friday and Saturdays are the best night for this).Upstairs is where all the dancing occurs, but if you want to take your drink downstairs to the rec room-style basement, you'll have much easier time talking to a friend or date.Because it’s a popular spot to watch Chicago sports, the crowd skews towards males in their late 20s and 30s, yet is blessedly devoid of rambunctious frat boys.Of course, the fact that they make a killer Bloody Mary doesn’t hurt, either.The drink selection puts a heavy emphasis on barrel-aged cocktails, but the real stunner is the Dealer's Choice, essentially an off-menu cocktail based on your choice of spirit, flavor profile, and glassware.The space is dark and cozy with black-and-white tiled floors and a long, glossy bar. Headquarters Beercade lets you relive your childhood with all of the video games you loved and the added bonus of being able to consume alcohol while you play.While the second floor lounge gets quite busy on Friday and Saturday nights, the weekday after-work crowd is comprised mainly of young professionals, making it less of a traditional singles scene and a bit more conducive to meeting right one rather than just the right booty.
While food is available in the way of New American light fare, the focus here is on the drinks, as the bar slings cocktails with “skinny” variations for the health-conscious and craft brews for the bros who throw down.
Headquarters Beercade is the cure for anyone who’s found themselves pining for the dating scene they enjoyed in their youth.
Plus, let’s face it: challenging an attractive guy/girl to an intense game of Thanks to its laid-back vibe, Rockit is one of the better (and least-intimidating) River North spots for singles.
Not only does the jaw dropping skyline view at this riverfront spot provide a sultry ambiance, the Star Deck’s open layout and lounge seating make it easier to mingle and work the room... The color red is said to be both stimulating and able to evoke feelings of passion.
While we’re not entirely sure if that’s true, we’ll be the first to admit that Slippery Slope’s red-lit bar does a pretty good job of setting a flirtatious mood.