Get us in your inbox

Anthony Mitchell
Photograph: Ricky KlugeBartender Anthony Mitchell makes a drink at La Sirena Clandestina.

Know your bartender: Interviews with Chicago's best bartenders

Talented bartenders is elevating Chicago's mixology scene by shaking and stirring creative cocktails

Written by
Time Out Chicago editors

Chicago's best bartenders know their way around a cocktail, whether it's crafting tiki drinks, mixing up margaritas or stirring the perfect old fashioned. When you're heading out to a cocktail bar, these are the people who will help you let loose.

The best bartenders in Chicago

Michael Simon

Michael Simon

The bartender returns to Chicago after a stint in Austin

Charles Joly

Charles Joly

The lauded bartender talks about how he started behind the bar

Paul McGee

Paul McGee

His night-off drink is not what you'd think

The best things in life are free.

Get our free newsletter – it’s great.

Loading animation
Déjà vu! We already have this email. Try another?

🙌 Awesome, you're subscribed!

Thanks for subscribing! Look out for your first newsletter in your inbox soon!