The bar chart | Aug 2–8, 2012

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.



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  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    The Henry Porter cocktail at Telegraph

  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    Allium at the Four Seasons Chicago

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Estate Ultra Bar

  • Photograph: Erica Gannett

    The Fountainhead

  • Photograph: Kelly Peloza


  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    The Savoy

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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

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