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

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The Violet Hour launches retail cocktail products

Make drinks at home with a little help from the pros

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The Heavy Feather

The '70s are back, now with much better drinks

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Where to get free bar snacks

These spots offer free eats while you imbibe

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The South Loop craft beer guide

The South Loop is rapidly redefining itself with the beer being produced and poured within its boundaries

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The Heavy Feather

The '70s are back, now with much better drinks

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The Broken Shaker

A Miami export fits right in

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Bom Bolla

The cava bar serves some great tapas

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Pub Royale

Ever been to a British-Indian themed bar? Go now.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Happy Hour returns to Illinois

Bars are finally allowed to offer drink specials. Cheers!

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Big Star offers seasonal rock & rye craft cocktail

Big Star releases a new shot with a serious sweet and spicy kick

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Three Dots and a Dash changes its cocktail list

Try 7 new cocktails, 2 new punches and new snacks

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The best liquor stores in Chicago

These spots have exceptional selections of wine, beer and liquor

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The best Chicago beer festivals

Beer festival season is here

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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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Best outdoor bars

After months spent huddling around fireplaces, you deserve a drink

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Best rooftop bars

Nothing beats drinking at a rooftop bar with a great view of Chicago

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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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