Trying to organize a very casual reunion for the end of March in the northside of Chicago. Need a bar that isn't too crowded, but not dead. A nice casual place where we can talk (i.e. no blaring music) and get some post-work grub. Must be accessible to L so we have a good turnout for a 6:30ish reunion. This is a very casual event so no balloons or banners. Just looking for a fun place. We're all in our 30s so not the jello-shot kind of crowd. Want to avoid the pick-up joints.
Southport-ish would be great, but open to ideas. TIA.