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

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

Raise a glass to the newcomers and the bars that continue to wow us.

14 Wrigleyville bars that don’t suck
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14 Wrigleyville bars that don’t suck

There's a place for you in this non-stop neighborhood.

The best wine bars in Chicago
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The best wine bars in Chicago

The city's best wine bars aren't afraid to think outside the box (or bottle, as it were).

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

Don't call it a night just yet.

The best nightclubs in Chicago for dancing the night away
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The best nightclubs in Chicago for dancing the night away

Hop in the queue at some of the best nightclubs and dance clubs in Chicago.

Latest bar reviews

Bar Ramone
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Bar Ramone

This energetic little wine bar is a solid option for fascinating pours and shared bites, but uneven service hinders the experience.

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
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Neon Wilderness
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Neon Wilderness

Equal parts neighborhood joint and refined cocktail bar, Brad Bolt’s good-humored watering hole is just what Wicker Park needed.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Good Measure
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Good Measure

This snug, punk-tinged cocktail bar fills a void in River North and slings lip-smacking drinking food, to boot.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Ludlow Liquors
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Ludlow Liquors

Enterprising barchitects Wade McElroy and Jeff Donahue (Sportsman’s Club, Estereo) took another shot at reviving the beloved Orbit Room space in Avondale—this time with much success.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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Cocktails in Chicago

The 7 best negronis in Chicago
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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
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The 11 best Bloody Marys in Chicago

Chicago kicks ass when it comes to Bloody Marys

The 7 best old-fashioneds in Chicago
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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
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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
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The 6 best Manhattans in Chicago

Chicago's bartenders whip up some of the best of this classic cocktail

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Best beer bars
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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
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Best wine bars

Enjoy wine and cheese, sauvignon blanc and other types of wine from Chicago's best sommeliers

Best cocktail bars
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Best cocktail bars

The best cocktail bars serve everything from classic Manhattans to drinks in skulls

Best gay bars
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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
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Best rooftop bars

Nothing beats drinking at a rooftop bar with a great view of Chicago

Best outdoor bars
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Best outdoor bars

After months spent huddling around fireplaces, you deserve a drink

See all of Chicago's best bars