Best distilleries in Chicago
Spend an afternoon or evening at the watering holes that provide Chicago with our very own local liquors
41 Chicago restaurants and bars with fireplaces
From rooftop bars with fire pits and great views of the city to fireplaces at some of the city's best cocktail bars, these spots will warm you up
The best Chicago breweries
Chicago's breweries have a beer or three for you
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 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.
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Milwaukee spy-themed bar the SafeHouse is opening a Chicago outpost
For 50 years, visitors have flocked to Milwaukee's SafeHouse, a spy-themed bar and restaurant that serves cocktails inspired by well-known secret agents...
We've collaborated with Lost Lake on a special new cocktail
With the cold winds of winter setting in, Time Out Chicago has teamed up with our friends at Lost Lake to create a drink that should put you in a tropical...
Celebrate Repeal Day at one of Chicago’s Prohibition-era bars
Chicago loves booze, and nothing illustrates that fact more than the sheer number of bars in the city that can trace their roots back to the era of...
Off Color is bringing a new taproom and brewery to Lincoln Park
Logan Square brewery Off Color has long offered some of the most creative beers and one of the best brewery tours in the city, but visitors have never been...
Attention LaCroix fans, you can pick up a holiday sampler starting now
If you spend too long standing in the “sparkling water” aisle of the grocery store (also, pause—can everyone just think about the fact that there’s a whole...
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