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March 2020: Whether you're a beer nerd, a wine snob or a cocktail fiend, there's something on the latest iteration of the DRINK List for you. Additions include a mix of timeless establishments (think the Map Room, Jeffery Pub and Weegee's Lounge) and newcomers worth their salt (like Lazy Bird, Kumiko and Outside Voices). Raise a glass to best bars in Chicago.
We'd like to propose a toast to the selfless folks who give up their nights and weekends to stand behind the best bars in Chicago—the DRINK List wouldn't be possible without you. And to the Chicagoans who rack up tabs at said watering holes, this one's for you, too. This expansive list catalogs our all-time favorite bars around town—from beloved Chicago breweries and grungy, lived-in dives to the finest cocktail bars Chicago has to offer. In a city that's packed with places to belly up and have a drink, these spots shine extra bright and boozy. Take a look at the best bars in Chicago and plan your next night out accordingly.
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