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The bar chart | Aug 2–8, 2012

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.

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



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

TELEGRAPHHow 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