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

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The best wines to drink this summer

Chicago’s vino experts tell us what we should drink during the season’s best outings

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Mezcaleria Las Flores

This laid-back agave lounge serves great cocktails in interesting vessels

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

GreenRiver's sister bar has great cocktails in an intimate space

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The Sixth

The Sixth provides Lincoln Square with some truly tasty cocktails

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

Alinea vets take on beer paired with well-executed dishes

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Cocktails in Chicago

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The 7 best daiquiris in Chicago

We need these rum-filled concotions to survive the winter and celebrate when the mercury rises

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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

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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.

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The 11 best Bloody Marys in Chicago

Chicago kicks ass when it comes to Bloody Marys

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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

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The best bars in Chicago

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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

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Best wine bars

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

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Best cocktail bars

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

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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

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Best rooftop bars

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

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Best outdoor bars

After months spent huddling around fireplaces, you deserve a drink

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