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

Bars to play outdoor games in Chicago
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Bars to play outdoor games in Chicago

These patios and rooftops add an interactive element with bocce ball, Ping-Pong, bags and other games made for socializing

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—clearly, because we're also stellar at brunch. Whether you're looking for a light cocktail to help slowly cure your hangover alongside a cup of coffee or need a loaded Bloody Mary that could practically function as its own dinner to go with a side of fries, Chicago's got you covered.  RECOMMENDED: Our guide to cocktails in Chicago

The winners of the 2017 Time Out Chicago Bar Awards
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The winners of the 2017 Time Out Chicago Bar Awards

Cheers to the winners!

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

Latest bar reviews

Apogee
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Apogee

Out-of-this-world cocktails are on the menu at Apogee inside Dana Hotel

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Alulu Brewpub
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Alulu Brewpub

You’ll want to drink here all summer long

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Wild Blossom Meadery
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Wild Blossom Meadery

You’ll have to hike to Beverly to visit this spot, but it’s worth the journey.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Centennial Crafted Beer & Eatery
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Centennial Crafted Beer & Eatery

River North gets a new beer-centric spot.

Time Out says
  • 3 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

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