Chicago's bartenders explain why we should all be drinking draft cocktails
We found standout examples of draft cocktails all over the city, from a boozy negroni to a pineapple-packed tequila drink
The best wines to drink this summer
Chicago’s vino experts tell us what we should drink during the season’s best outings
The best tiki bars in Chicago
Whether it's the middle of summer or the dead of winter, sometimes you just want to escape to an island paradise.
The Time Out Love Chicago Awards 2016
Consider this your invitation to show love for your favorite places in Chicago
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Jack Daniel's is bringing a pop-up store to Chicago in October
If you've ever wanted to learn a little bit more about the whiskey we drank with Coke throughout college, you'll get the chance on October 16–22 when Jack...
4 matcha drinks to try right now
Whether you’re a card-carrying matcha veteran who can't get enough of that floral grassiness, or you’re just in it for the Instagram likes, Chicago knows a...
The one drink you have to have this weekend
It officially feels like fall in Chicago, which means it's time to break out the fall beers, from lagers packed with spices to darker porters and stouts that...
5 happy hour specials to check out this week
Already thinking about your next drink? We've already got a few places lined up for you to go and grab a drink while you hunker down for the...
Uptown honky-tonk Carol's Pub has closed its doors
Over the weekend, Uptown country bar Carol's Pub announced its (temporary?) closure via a post on its Facebook page, which simply stated that the bar "will...
Cocktails in Chicago
The 7 best negronis in Chicago
Try these different variations of the bitter Italian cocktail and you won't be let down.
The 11 best Bloody Marys in Chicago
Chicago kicks ass when it comes to Bloody Marys
The 7 best old-fashioneds in Chicago
Sometimes, you just want to pull up a seat at the bar, order some bar snacks and have a solid, well-balanced and well-mixed drink
The 10 best martinis in Chicago
Whether you like yours cold as ice or with a piney gin, we found our favorites at Chicago's best cocktail bars, steakhouses and seafood joints
The 6 best Manhattans in Chicago
Chicago's bartenders whip up some of the best of this classic cocktail
The best bars in Chicago
Best beer bars
These beer bars cater both to craft beer snobs looking for extensive draft lists and those happy with just any old brew
Best wine bars
Enjoy wine and cheese, sauvignon blanc and other types of wine from Chicago's best sommeliers
Best cocktail bars
The best cocktail bars serve everything from classic Manhattans to drinks in skulls
Best gay bars
Boystown is the center of the gay scene in Chicago. But great gay bars can be found everywhere from downtown to Uptown
Best rooftop bars
Nothing beats drinking at a rooftop bar with a great view of Chicago
Best outdoor bars
After months spent huddling around fireplaces, you deserve a drink