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Cocktail Courier delivers cocktails

The new delivery option will bring cocktails from some great Chicago bartenders right to your door

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Lost Lake

Paul McGee's new tiki bar is just what we needed this winter

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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8 cool drinking apps

These apps will help you  save money, drink better booze and maybe even learn something about your favorite bar

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20 bars with photo booths

Sometimes those iPhone selfies won't cut it

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Know Your Bartender: Liz Pearce at the Drifter

Pearce's new bar is located in a River North basement and she's a total wine geek

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Lost Lake

Paul McGee's new tiki bar is just what this winter needed

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The Franklin Room

The exceptional spirits list is the reason to go

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Tippling Hall

The audience for a huge new bar? Everyone.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Beermiscuous

Bar meets coffee shop

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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The best Lincoln Park bars

There are plenty of gems, if you know where to look

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Best sports bars in Chicago

With five professional sports teams and tons of college allegiances, it's a good thing that Chicago has many great sports bars

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Gino’s East River North now brews its own (really good) beer

Beer and pizza is a perfect pairing

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Taste test: 19 bottled Bloody Mary mixes

We used to think that, like pizza, there were no bad Bloody Marys—after all, you're probably hungover, and they're delivering you some hair-of-the-dog vodka, along with lots of salty garnishes, all in an easy to consume package. But sometimes, you can't rely on Chicago restaurants for your Bloody Mary brunch fix—when you need to whip up a Bloody at home, you need to start with a solid mix. The Time Out Chicago staff tried 19 different kinds of Bloody Mary mix, and while most are fine in a pinch, there are six we hope to never drink again, and three clear standouts. The next time we're hosting brunch at home, we'll be grabbing bottles of those. RECOMMENDED: Brunch in Chicago

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The best bars in Bridgeport

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Bars with fireplaces

Hot cocktails alone won't abate the wind chill—we found 33 great fireplaces and fire pits for warming up this winter

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Best cocktail bars

From mixed drinks to awesome summer drinks, you'll find the best concotions at these cocktail bars and lounges

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Best beer bars

These beer bars cater both to craft beer snobs looking for extensive draft lists and those happy with just any old brew

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Best sports bars

Whether you want to watch a Cubs game with a PBR or a Bulls game with charcuterie, here are the best sports bars in Chicago

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Best wine bars

Enjoy wine and cheese, sauvignon blanc and other types of wine from Chicago's best sommeliers

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Best karaoke bars

Sometimes you just need to pick up a mic and let loose...

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