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Chicago bar reviews

Where should you drink tonight? Read our reviews of Chicago bars to find the best spots for cocktails, beer or wine.

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With hundreds of bars to pick from, Chicago's bar scene can be daunting. Make your decision easier with our bar reviews, with our picks for the best cocktail bars, best wine bars, best beer bars and more.

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Bars, Hotel bars

Apogee

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

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Bars, Lounges

Wild Blossom Meadery

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

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Bars, Cocktail bars

The Hive at Honey's

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Honey’s adds an unusually beautiful dealer’s choice cocktail den above its dining room.

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Bars, Wine bars

Income Tax

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Edgewater gains a stunning wine bar with excellent service and delicious bites.

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Bars, Cocktail bars

Spilt Milk Tavern

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Logan Square gets a neighborhood bar from Nico Osteria vet Matty Eggleston.

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Bars, Cocktail bars

The Loyalist

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Swanky bites and drinks are on the menu in the basement of a bi-level eatery and bar in the West Loop.
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Bars, Dive bars

The Native

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Logan Square gets a no-frills neighborhood watering hole in the old Bonny's space.

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By neighborhood

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Bars

Pilsen

The neighborhood mostly offers low-key bars, but they're places that pay attention to drinks

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Bars

Lakeview

Sing karaoke, play bar games or relax after work with a craft beer at one of the bars in Lakeview

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