Cafe Mustache

2313 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago

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This newer addition to Milwaukee Avenue reflects the latest changes to Logan Square. In less than ten years, this cafe/bar/music venue, that occasionally sells records from local musicians, has become a hipster haven without going too over the top. Everything here feels like a natural choice.

By day, Cafe Mustache is a mild-mannered coffee shop with mismatched furniture, adorable knickknacks decorating the shelves, and hand-drawn banners advertising local musicians. On their menu, you can find classic cafe fare, such as scones, tea cakes, and bottomless coffee, at a ridiculously affordable price. Their vegan chili was named Chicago's best by Newcity and they also offer a tasty vegan sandwich. You can also find sharable dishes such as a cheese plate, hummus plate, and chili mac. Cafe Mustache supports local Chicago businesses by having coffee from Bridgeport Coffee Company, ice cream from Nice Cream, and baked goods from Bleeding Heart Bakery. While you're sipping a hot beverage or munching on a scone, you can work at their tables as they provide free wifi until 6 PM.

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While during the day, Cafe Mustache is open to all, after 6 PM it becomes a 21+ bar serving unique cocktails infused with tea, espresso, and coffee. One of their specialty drinks is a Malort cocktail that is surprisingly good considering the liquor is infamous for its bad taste. You can also expect to find a lot of Chicago-made craft beer and other spirits. Cafe Mustache has been praised by the press with Chicago Reader calling it "Chicago's Best Non-Traditional Music Venue" and Logansquarist naming it "Logan Square's Best Karaoke." Every week, you will find local artists jamming out here.

They host a variety of events such as Sunday night karaoke, game night Mondays, Tapes Tuesdays, and many other entertaining performances.

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