Whether you love an innovative cocktail or an ice-cold glass of beer, Chicago has a bar for you. The scene here is expansive and encompasses an endless supply of swanky lounges, craft beer joints, legendary dives and more. Time Out Chicago is honored to once again celebrate the people and places that keep us from going thirsty with our 2018 Bar Awards. Each year we aim to recognize expertise in booze, beer, wine, design and more. We work with a team of industry experts to build an all-star lineup of the city's very best bars and bartenders, and we hope you'll follow along. Here's everything you need to know about the 2018 Bar Awards. This year's winners will be announced on June 11.