The bar chart | Oct 12–19, 2011
Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.
Wed Oct 12 2011
Photograph: Pump Room/Public Chicago
The Pump Room
FARMHOUSE Michael Pollan–ite or not, you can’t help but be impressed by the local beer list. 228 W Chicago Ave (312-280-4960). file under: beer geeks
HUB 51 October here means UGGs and Chardonnay. Proceeds from the latter go to the Lynn Sage Foundation. 51 W Hubbard St (312-828-0051). file under: can you hear me now???
LIVEWIRE LOUNGE DJs and live music keep the former Metal Shaker happening. 3394 N Milwaukee Ave (no phone). file under: neighborhoodie
MICHAEL JORDAN'S STEAK HOUSE It’s cocktail master Peter Vestinos (not No. 23) we’re interested in. 505 N Michigan Ave (312-321-8823). file under: cocktailians, tourist temple Read David Tamarkin's review >>>
THE PUMP ROOM Think SoHo meets Miami Beach meets Billy Dec’s address book. 1301 N State Pkwy (312-601-2970). file under: see and be scene
THE OWL Why sleep when there’s a new 4am dive in town? 2521 N Milwaukee Ave (773-235-5300). file under: late night, neighborhoodie
III FORKS The latest steakhouse chain comes with a 100-seat rooftop lounge. 333 E Benton Pl (312-938-4303). file under: death by steakhouses
ROKA AKOR Now with limited-quantity, off-menu $4 Wagyu beef burgers in the lounge after 11pm Thursday–Saturday. 456 N Clark St (312-477-7652). file under: good enough to eat, soju sojourn