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

The 21 best rooftop bars in Chicago
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The 21 best rooftop bars in Chicago

If there's one thing Chicagoans love more than drinking in the sun, it's drinking in the sun high above the city's streets.

The 31 best Chicago breweries and taprooms
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The 31 best Chicago breweries and taprooms

If you want to taste the freshest suds in town, you’ll have to go straight to the source.

This new West Loop bar expertly pairs Japanese omakase with bespoke cocktails

This new West Loop bar expertly pairs Japanese omakase with bespoke cocktails

This Japanese-inspired cocktail bar and restaurant from Julia Momose is one of measured pace and care.

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The 13 best Chicago Loop bars
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The 13 best Chicago Loop bars

As soon as the clock strikes 5pm, downtown workers flock to the area's top watering holes.

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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
Bar Sótano
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Bar Sótano

Team Bayless’s high-spirited speakeasy is worth the trip for inventive, mezcal-focused cocktails.

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Bar Ramone
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Bar Ramone

This energetic little wine bar is a solid option for fascinating pours and shared bites, but uneven service hinders the experience.

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