Pearl Tavern

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La Pomme Cidre or fall in a glass you might say, is the perfect combination of calvados, honey, lemon, and cinnamon. Throughout the menu, classic flavors are abundant!

IMG_0796The cutest little cocktail you ever did see, as I can imagine my grandmother saying. The classic Vieux Carre using rye whiskey, cognac, sweet vermouth, Benedictine, Angostura, and Peychaud’s bitters. My jam even if it is just a mini!IMG_0825

A twist on the popular Bee’s Knees cocktail, Ginger’s Bees incorporates gin, lemon, and a soft ginger honey into a refreshing mix. Warm it up and you have a perfect bonfire or cozy winter night cocktail!


My favorite The Angry Mermaid combines the smokiness of Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, citrusy notes from a bit of lime juice, St. Germain, and spicy habanero syrup but the garnish is kind of what makes it, a charred habanero pepper. Classic flavor profiles with a nice kick.


The Sunstone is one of the lighter, more summery cocktails I enjoyed at the Pearl but still quite tasty. Avion Reposado Tequila along with a little fresh squeezed orange juice, lemon juice, St. Germain aka bartenders ketchup, simple syrup and egg white makes for a silky, citrus mix!

IMG_0844The attention to detail and visuals is probably my favorite thing about Pearl Tavern. It’s warm and inviting along with quaint feminine touches that draw you in. Also one of my favorite decor stylings I’ve seen in a restaurant. From the colored wine glasses to the gold foil lettering on the mirrors, it’s gorgeous but home-y at the same time.

The cocktails are as reflective of the decor as the plating is. The classic flavors that are just the right hint of new school in the drinks add a great twist to what in Chicago seems to be either old school or modernly styled oyster slurping options. It’s great for happy hour and right on the edge of Wacker in the loop. And their take on the dirty martini with an oyster instead of olive juice is the perfect end to a long day at work!




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