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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

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Time Out Chicago editors
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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

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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

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