Kyle Hall


By Kyle Hall / Photos by Sara Norris

Musicians have long relied on alcohol for inspiration. Without booze, the world would be bereft of such hits as Snoop Dogg's "Gin & Juice," Willie Nelson's "Whiskey River" and Oasis' "Champagne Supernova."

The folks at Sycamore Den in Normal Heights are turning the tables on this tradition, making boozy concoctions to pair with music, rather than the other way around.

Instead of booking DJs to launch the week's revelry each Monday night, Sycamore...