Cocktail reopens Wednesday after liquor license revoked

Tue. December 6, 2011 8:20 PM by News Staff

Chicago, IL - Cocktail is expected to reopen Wednesday after a temporary revocation of its liquor license due to a failure to pay taxes owed from an audit last year.

Jacob Meister, the attorney who represents Cocktail co-owners Dustin Hoffman and Geno Zaharakis told that the license, which was revoked on Nov. 28, was only temporary and should be reinstated tomorrow.

The popular Boystown bar closed for three days in September after facing similar license troubles.

Meister called the revocation an oversight and indicated that the bar is not struggling financially.

Cocktail, 3359 N. Halsted, remains in a legal battle with its landlord, management company and two former employees.

Zahakaris opened the bar in 1996.