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

11 bottomless brunch deals to check out this weekend
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11 bottomless brunch deals to check out this weekend

One mimosa, two mimosa, three mimosa, four!

15 secret speakeasy bars to discover in Chicago
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15 secret speakeasy bars to discover in Chicago

You don't need a password—just read our guide to the best speakeasies in Chicago.

The 22 best cocktail bars in Chicago
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The 22 best cocktail bars in Chicago

Whether you're in the mood for a classic Negroni or an over-the-top tiki sipper with colorful bendy straws, the best cocktail bars in Chicago will take care of you.

19 new rooftops and patios to check out this summer
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19 new rooftops and patios to check out this summer

Heck, we deserve all the sunshine and frosé after our long and brutal winters.

The 21 all-time best rooftop bars in Chicago
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The 21 all-time 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.

Latest bar reviews

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
Kumiko

Kumiko

Julia Momose’s elegant West Loop bar pairs Japanese omakase with bespoke cocktails—and the results are sublime.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
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Young American
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Young American

This edgy Logan Square barstaurant spotlights buzzy dishes and drinks, like CBD-infused cocktails and Instagram-famous Goth Bread.

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Bar Sótano
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Bar Sótano

Team Bayless’s high-spirited speakeasy is worth the trip for inventive, mezcal-focused cocktails.

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
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The best bars in Chicago

The 29 absolute best bars in Chicago
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The 29 absolute best bars in Chicago

No matter what neighborhood you find yourself in, there's sure to be a bartender waiting to fix you a drink.

Best cocktail bars
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Best cocktail bars

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

Best rooftop bars
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Best rooftop bars

These sky-high watering holes offer Chicago's best views.

Best wine bars
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Best wine bars

Get ready to sip and swirl at some of the best wine bars in town.

Best gay bars
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Best gay bars

There’s an LGBTQ-oriented watering hole in Chicago to fit every interest.

Best bars open till 4am or later
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Best bars open till 4am or later

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

See all of Chicago's best bars