Bars

All the best Chicago bars, including bar reviews and editors' picks

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Bars with board games

Pick a card, roll the dice and get ready for a highly competitive evening at one of these bars

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Unexpected spots for great craft beer

From a casino to Whirlyball, these are some of the most surprising places you’ll stumble across a great beer

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Best Chicago beer festivals

Beer festival season is here

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Three Dots and a Dash changes its cocktail list

7 new cocktails, 2 new punches and new snacks debut April 13

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Shopping and style

Best liquor stores in Chicago

These spots have exceptional selections of wine, beer and liquor

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Latest bar reviews

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The Drifter

An old speakeasy becomes a great new cocktal bar

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The Betty

The drinks fall flat at the new Fulton Market bar

Time Out says
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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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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Goose Island's new tasting room opening soon

Goose Island spruced up its brewery and will be offering tours and a tasting room

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Best bars with liquor stores

Want to have some drinks and then take a few bottles home? Here's where to go.

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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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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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Know Your Bartender: Micah Melton at the Aviary

Get to know the Aviary's beverage director

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The best bars in Chicago

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Best cocktail bars

The best cocktail bars serve everything from classic Manhattans to drinks in skulls

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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 wine bars

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

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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 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 karaoke bars

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

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