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, Cocktail bars

The Hive at Honey's

icon-location-pin West Loop

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

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Bars, Wine bars

Income Tax

icon-location-pin Edgewater

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

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Bars, Cocktail bars

Spilt Milk Tavern

icon-location-pin Logan Square

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

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Bars, Cocktail bars

The Loyalist

icon-location-pin West Loop
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

icon-location-pin Logan Square

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

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Photograph: Jordan Balderas
Bars, Breweries

Moody Tongue Brewing Co.

icon-location-pin Lower West Side
A new Pilsen taproom turns the conventional idea of a brewery on its head.
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Photograph: Courtesy Baderbrau
Bars, Breweries

Baderbräu Tap & Brewery

icon-location-pin Near South Side
South Loop gets a cool (and massive) brewery space with approachable beer.
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Bars, Café bars

Estereo

icon-location-pin Logan Square

Heisler Hospitality gives us an all-day bar we want to sit at all day.

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Bars, Cocktail bars

The Ladies' Room

icon-location-pin Logan Square

Arrive prepared to be adventurous, and you’ll fall in love too.

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Photograph: Martha Williams
Bars

Pilsen

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

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Photograph: Martha Williams
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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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