This modern corner bar in Prospect Heights is the first solo project from Sage Geyer, an alum of Union Pool and Kinfolk 94. Unlike his previous spots, it’s not really a place to turn up, but that’s not to say you won’t have a great time. Excellent cocktails, a regular jukebox happy hour, and the delicious menu of elevated bar fare - think bologna sandwiches and the fan-favorite day old spaghetti - keep the seats filled both indoors and outdoors, in a neighborhood that’s not necessarily known for nightlife. The interior is dominated by a large, horseshoe shaped bar surrounded by cozy leather booths, while the patio extends additional seating onto a quiet stretch of Grand Avenue. Bar Meridian accommodates parties of up to 40, and can pre-batch cocktails as you’d like for a special welcome touch.