Chicago has a bar on practically every corner. Translation: This town is a drinker's paradise. From awesome outdoor drinking spots to dive bars that stay open until the wee hours of the morning, the drinking options in Chicago are limitless. Whether you're looking for the best craft beer in the city, top-notch wine or elaborately made cocktails, you'll find it here in our picks for the best bars in Chicago.
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Best rooftop bars
Nothing beats drinking at a rooftop bar with a great view of Chicago.
Best wine bars
Check out the best red and white from the city's top sommeliers.
Best beer bars
Pull up a stool and enjoy a frosty pint of craft beer, draft beer and more.
Best sports bars
Cheap beer, good food & plenty of TVs.
Best gay bars
Great gay bars can be found everywhere from downtown to Uptown.
Best cocktail bars
Crafting cocktails is an artform at these top-notch bars and lounges.
Best dive bars
Low-key nights, greasy snacks, and cheap beer and cocktails.
Best karaoke bars
Pick up a mic and let loose.