On weekdays, the Loop is all business, but as soon as the clock strikes 5pm, downtown workers flock to the area's top watering holes for post-work tipples. The best bars in the Loop run the gamut, from swanky cocktail lounges and ritzy rooftop bars to the funkiest, oldest dives in town. And since most of these downtown bars cater to early-evening revelers, you can expect happy hour deals galore. Don't settle for a boring night of drinking downtown—dig into our guide to the best bars in the Chicago Loop.
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