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

The 14 best bars in the West Loop
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The 14 best bars in the West Loop

There's no denying that the West Loop is one of Chicago's most influential dining neighborhoods, but the drinking scene here is no slouch either.

A search for the best Negroni in Chicago
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A search for the best Negroni in Chicago

We looked high and low for the best version of the classic Italian cocktail.

The Hoxton’s swanky cocktail lounge is one of the best new bars in Chicago
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The Hoxton’s swanky cocktail lounge is one of the best new bars in Chicago

Sip your way through Lee Zaremba’s pièce de résistance of a menu, with a whopping 52 classic cocktails.

Carol’s Pub is back from the dead and good as ever
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Carol’s Pub is back from the dead and good as ever

If corner bars are indeed a dying breed in Chicago, what’s the protocol for fixing one up while keeping its soul intact?

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
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!

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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
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
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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