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

29 Chicago breweries where you can get beer to go
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29 Chicago breweries where you can get beer to go

With Illinois bars and restaurants closed to combat the spread of the coronavirus, you can no longer stop by your neighborhood watering hole for a drink after a long day. Thankfully, many of the best Chicago breweries are still producing delicious beer and cider—and they're selling it from their taprooms and warehouses (or offering to deliver to your doorstep). We rounded up a long list of breweries that are still peddling their wares in cans, bottles, growlers and kegs. And we'd be remiss if we didn't mention that some of the best bars in Chicago with the ability to sell packaged goods are also offering booze for pickup or delivery. Don't forget to tip generously, consider buying a gift card for a future visit and raise your glass to all of the brewers and industry workers who helped fill it.

Support local when you buy Chicago’s coolest restaurant and bar merch
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Support local when you buy Chicago’s coolest restaurant and bar merch

There are plenty of ways to show your love without compromising your social-distancing bubble.

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.

8 ways to support Chicago restaurants and bars right now
Restaurants

8 ways to support Chicago restaurants and bars right now

You might be wondering what you can do to help. Good on you.

The 40 absolute best bars in Chicago
Bars

The 40 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.

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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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