Bars

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

Check into these exciting Chicago hotel bars
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Check into these exciting Chicago hotel bars

You may find yourself wanting to grab a room for a quick staycation by the end of the night.

The best alcohol delivery services in Chicago
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The best alcohol delivery services in Chicago

You'll need this list when you're feeling especially lazy.

41 Chicago restaurants and bars with fireplaces
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41 Chicago restaurants and bars with fireplaces

These spots will warm you up

The best Chicago breweries
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The best Chicago breweries

Chicago's breweries have a beer or three for you

Latest bar reviews

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
Flamingo Rum Club
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Flamingo Rum Club

River North gets a rum-soaked bar complete with cabaret performances.

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

Logan Square gets a no-frills neighborhood watering hole in the old Bonny's space.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Moody Tongue Brewing Co.
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Moody Tongue Brewing Co.

A new Pilsen taproom turns the conventional idea of a brewery on its head.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 5 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