Bars

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

The best low-alcohol cocktails
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The best low-alcohol cocktails

These cocktails are light on booze and ripe for day-drinking—no hangover included

Meet the finalists of Time Out Chicago's 2017 Bar Awards
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Meet the finalists of Time Out Chicago's 2017 Bar Awards

Raise a glass to our powerhouse lineup of finalists for the Time Out Chicago 2017 Bar Awards.

Cocktails inspired by Chicago
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Cocktails inspired by Chicago

Raise a glass and make Chicago proud with these top drinks.

How to sneak into Chicago's most secret bars
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How to sneak into Chicago's most secret bars

We snuck into some of the city's most secret bars to share the tips and tricks we learned along the way.

Latest bar reviews

The Hive at Honey's
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The Hive at Honey's

Honey’s adds an unusually beautiful dealer’s choice cocktail den above its dining room.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Income Tax
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Income Tax

Edgewater gains a stunning wine bar with excellent service and delicious bites.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Spilt Milk Tavern
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Spilt Milk Tavern

Logan Square gets a neighborhood bar from Nico Osteria vet Matty Eggleston.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
The Loyalist
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The Loyalist

Swanky bites and drinks are on the menu in the basement of a bi-level eatery and bar in the West Loop.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 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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The best bars in Chicago

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