Bar Sepia


234 Underhill Ave.,
United States,

In Prospect Heights, this cash-only neighborhood bar attracts guests with its cushioned deep couches, a long wooden communal table, and a small outdoor patio in the rear decorated in white Christmas lights. A stressed tin ceiling, brick and scarlet walls, and hanging Moroccan light fixtures add to its mismatched, dive bar-like atmosphere. Photographs of famous musicians like B.B. King and Michael Stipe line the walls, while a chalkboard hangs above the back bar with the day’s beer selections. A cabaret license makes dancing until 4 a.m. welcome, and a few specialty cocktails like the Grant’s Groove (ginger martini) are named after regulars.