first DRAFT is a cozy bar located in the South Loop. It’s easy to cruise right on by, so watch for the cute little wood sign. The venue boasts 64 draft lines and 20+ styles of beer with something for everyone’s palate. I appreciate the wide selection of my favorite styles, namely porters and stouts. The service is always pleasant and attentive.
Two of my preferred flavors are mint and chocolate; therefore, I chose a tantalizing Mint Truffle Abduction by Pipeworks. The flavors weren’t overbearing and the stout went down nice and smooth. I can’t comment on the food, but one of these days I plan to do some taste testing.
There are numerous TVs for your viewing pleasure if the beer isn’t enough company for you. I tend to reminisce about the show “Cheers” when I’m at first DRAFT.
Grab a stool and take a load off. You’ll be glad you did.