The Dandy Crown now open in River West
Last updated 1/2/2020 at 2:30pm
The Dandy Crown, a new cocktail-focused neighborhood bar located in River West at 694 North Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago, opened quietly this week and is ready and excited to serve. Sarah Syman is the brains behind the cocktail program, which includes “Old Friends” (classics) and “New Friends” (seasonally evolving craft cocktails). Paired with a nifty selection six beers on tap, plus an initial 18 in cans and bottles, a few good wines, and a house full of spirits. See the full selection of notable classic and craft cocktails, beer, cider, and wine offerings here: http://thedandycrown.com/Drink-Menus.php.
Syman got her craft cocktail start at The Drawing Room and continued onto Public Chicago Hotel, The Dawson, Beacon Tavern, Otto Mezzo, and most recently, split her time between The Drifter and Beatnik. Syman has participated in numerous cocktail competitions, including Speed Rack, Heaven Hill's Bartender of the Year, and World Class. This past summer, she was selected to join Tales of the Cocktail’s Apprentice Program and, this January will head to San Antonio as a member of the prep crew for San Antonio Cocktail Conference. At the end of the day, Sarah creates a culture of warm hospitality where guests will feel at home- whether they want a High Life and a shot of Bourbon, or to nerd-out about spirits in a meticulously prepared craft cocktail. The Dandy Crown is aptly suited for either experience in their laid-back-luxe vibe. Nestled in a stand-alone, two-story vintage brick building, the interior of The Dandy Crown seats over 90 in a combination of bar space and lounging areas. The first floor features a fireplace lounge surrounded by mid-century modern, comfortable chairs and couches, while the second floor offers overflow and private party space with another full bar.