The Sixth | Lincoln Square | Craft Cocktails, Must-Visit Bar | Bar

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Hours: Sunday-Friday 5 PM-2 AM, Saturday 5 PM-3 AM

Cocktail bar from Benjamin Schiller and the Fifty/50 Restaurant Group adjacent to the Lincoln Square branch of Roots Handmade Pizza.

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The Sixth's beverage director Benjamin Schiller, who lives in the area, wanted to create for Lincoln Square a neighborhood cocktail bar, and this place feels like one, with cheap beer on the menu alongside top-shelf single-malt scotch. And he's certainly had some fun with the cocktails. The mescal-based Spaceman Spiff is served atop a small bowl filled with smoke and a diorama of plastic figurines. The Trix-inspired Silly Rabbit–essentially a gin sour with soda—is served over brightly colored ice cubes and comes with a dropper bottle of mint tincture. For flavor rather than entertainment value it’s best to look further down the menu to whiskey-based drinks like the port-barrel-aged Old Money. The cocktail that sticks in my mind, though, is the Weston: a riff on an old-fashioned made with wheated bourbon; syrup infused with vanilla, cinnamon, and Dark Matter Unicorn Blood coffee; and tobacco “essence.” I can’t imagine going wrong with any of Schiller’s carefully composed concoctions. —Julia Thiel