The bar chart | Aug 2–8, 2012
Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.
Wed Aug 1 2012
Photograph: Martha Williams
The Henry Porter cocktail at Telegraph
ALLIUM Through Labor Day, when temps register above 90, signature cocktails and draft beers are half off. 120 E Delaware Pl (312-799-4900). file under: real deals
CAFFÈ OLIVA The new-this-season beachside cabana just got its liquor license. Ohio Street Beach (773-828-9841). file under: a mojito with that sunburn?
ESTATE ULTRA BAR The StarDeck (a.k.a. roof deck) at this riverside lounge is now open. 1177 N Elston Ave (312-582-4777). file under: urban oasis
THE FOUNTAINHEAD Just when we thought this rooftop was never going to open… 1970 W Montrose Ave (773-697-8204). file under: beer geeks
HOPLEAF Praise the Leffe! This cherished beer bar finally completed its expansion. 5148 N Clark St (773-334-9851). file under: (extreme) beer geeks
THE SAVOY Seafood and absinthe: a dangerous, yet intriguing, mix. 1408 N Milwaukee Ave (773-698-6925). file under: green fairies
TELEGRAPH How does a wine bar make cocktails? With wine-based spirits, of course. 2601 N Milwaukee Ave (773-292-9463). file under: date night
UNTITLED This industrial-size bar now hosts a Friday-night 1930s-style floor show called Bally-hoo. 111 W Kinzie St (312-880-1511). file under: speakeasy