This dark North Side bar is flea market chic. Inverted lamps and picture frames hang from the ceiling, and snowboards and dominoes hang on the walls. There are plenty of cozy leather booths and tables for conversation. For a more intimate feel, wander downstairs into the candle-lit Baby Atlas lounge, where you can sink into cushy couches. Tunes vary from Guided By Voices to the Dave Matthews Band to Johnny Cash.
Libations range from 10-ounce martinis to an eclectic wine list with five whites and nine reds by the glass. Try the Envy Martini — Absolut Citron, Midori and sour mix, or the Mandalay Martini — Bacardi Limon, Midori and pineapple juice. Matilda is also into single malt scotches and bourbons and there are 12 beers on tap. For eats, dig into the flat bread pizza, shrimp diablo pasta, and walnut and apple quesadilla.