LOGAN SQUARE — It looks like it'll be a good couple of months for a handful of buzzy Logan Square bars.
Though these days, what new Logan Square bar isn't buzzy?
First, Scofflaw, 3201 W. Armitage Ave., the bar that took over the former Streetside Bar & Grill space and transformed it into the city's hottest gin bar, has opened ticket sales for its second annual New Year's Eve party.
Tickets are a bit steeper this year — $125 versus last year's $100 — but as Scofflaw's popularity has mushroomed in the nearly two years it's been open, revelers are almost certain to shell out.
"People are so fanatical about Scofflaw that it could sell out tomorrow or it may not until New Year's, but I'm sure it will be sold out by the night of," Scofflaw spokeswoman Shelby Allison said Monday.
Like last year, the ticket will get you hors d'oeuvres, drinks off a cocktail menu made special for the occasion, a DJ'd dance party and, of course, a toast at midnight.
The self-described "dive bar," is set to open sometime in December, said Allison, who also represents Analogue.
She said a firm date will be announced in the next week or so.
Another hotly awaited Logan Square addition, Chicago Distilling Company, is also gearing up to open soon at 2359 N. Milwaukee Ave.
The owners had hoped to open by the end of the summer, but last month owner Jay DiPrizio said he and his two partners were still making their way through the onerous licensing process at the city, state and federal level that comes with opening a distillery.
Now, however, they are teasing on Facebook about opening this month.
"Stay tuned for us to quietly open later this month and join the other great local spirits producers already in the works," they posted last week.
In an interview earlier this year, DiPrizio said the distillery will specialize in "small-batch, handmade" whiskey, vodka and gin.