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All the best Chicago bars, including bar reviews and editors' picks

The absolute best bars in Chicago
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The absolute best bars in Chicago

Whether you're a beer nerd, a wine snob or a cocktail fiend, there's something on the latest iteration of the DRINK List for you.

The 34 best Chicago breweries and taprooms
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The 34 best Chicago breweries and taprooms

With more than 160 breweries in the city and the surrounding suburbs, there are few better places than Chicago to be a beer drinker.

The best alcohol delivery services in Chicago
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The best alcohol delivery services in Chicago

The best alcohol delivery services in Chicago can come in handy when you need a drink fast.

15 Chicago wine bars we love
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15 Chicago wine bars we love

Get ready to sniff, swirl and sip at some of the best wine bars in Chicago.

A search for the best Negroni in Chicago
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A search for the best Negroni in Chicago

We looked high and low for the best version of the classic Italian cocktail.

Latest bar reviews

Bokeh

Bokeh

Retooled classic cocktails and a stylish, relaxed atmosphere make this late-night newcomer a welcome addition to Albany Park.

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
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Outside Voices
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Outside Voices

This very Midwestern wine bar pleases both casual and contemplative drinkers, thanks to its knowledgeable staff and a low-key vibe.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Lazy Bird
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Lazy Bird

This basement bar in the West Loop is easily one of the best new bars of the year.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Carol’s Pub
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Carol’s Pub

Uptown’s famous late-night honky tonk tavern is back from the dead and good as ever.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
5 out of 5 stars
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Cocktail bars in Chicago

The best cocktail bars in Chicago
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The best cocktail bars in Chicago

From tiki bars to a molecular gastronomy lounge, Chicago's best cocktail bars do it all.

The best speakeasy bars in Chicago
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The best speakeasy bars in Chicago

You don't need a password—just read our guide.

The best whiskey bars in Chicago
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The best whiskey bars in Chicago

Chicago has long been a whiskey town.

The best distilleries in Chicago
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The best distilleries in Chicago

They say there’s a spirit for every occasion, and you can find them all in Chicago.

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Beer bars in Chicago

The best breweries and taprooms in Chicago
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The best breweries and taprooms in Chicago

With more than 160 breweries in the city and the surrounding suburbs, there are few better places than Chicago to be a beer drinker.

The best brewery tours in Chicago
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The best brewery tours in Chicago

Walk among the fermentation tanks, taste some raw grains and learn more about the beer-making process.

The best beer bars in Chicago
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The best beer bars in Chicago

Beer has officially entered the "something-for-everyone" territory.

The best Irish pubs in Chicago
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The best Irish pubs in Chicago

Guinness and fish and chips aren't just for St. Patrick's Day.

Outdoor bars in Chicago

The best rooftop bars in Chicago
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The best rooftop bars in Chicago

If there's one thing Chicagoans love more than drinking in the sun, it's drinking in the sun high above the city's streets. 

The best outdoor bars in Chicago
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The best outdoor bars in Chicago

After months spent huddling around fireplaces and shivering from inevitable bar-room drafts, you deserve a drink.

The best beer gardens in Chicago
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The best beer gardens in Chicago

When summer finally arrives in Chicago, there's no better place to spend a sunny afternoon than in a beer garden. 

The best dog-friendly patios in Chicago
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The best dog-friendly patios in Chicago

Bring your furry pal along to some of the best Chicago bars, restaurants and breweries.

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The best Chicago bars open till 4am or later
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The best Chicago bars open till 4am or later

When the clock hits 2am in Chicago, your night on the town doesn't have to end.

Chicago bars that offer next-level entertainment
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Chicago bars that offer next-level entertainment

Snuggle up, because you'll want to stick around these Chicago cocktail bars that serve their drinks with a side of entertainment.

The best gay bars in Chicago
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The best gay bars in Chicago

Chicago has a vibrant gay bar scene, and has for decades.

The best karaoke bars in Chicago
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The best karaoke bars in Chicago

Pick one of your favorite songs, grab a microphone and belt out an ’80s power ballad in front of a room full of strangers.

The best arcade bars in Chicago
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The best arcade bars in Chicago

Set a new Donkey Kong high score or hang out while drinking craft beer.