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Chicago's bar scene shows no signs of slowing down and to toast 2017's exceptional barrooms and the teams behind them, Time Out Chicago is hosting the second edition of its annual Bar Awards. This year, we've enlisted an incredible panel of industry experts to crown the city's best drinking spots, from comfortable wine bars to buzzy beer bars and creative cocktail bars. The winners will be featured in our Summer issue, but until then, raise a glass to our powerhouse lineup of finalists for the Time Out Chicago 2017 Bar Awards.
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And a huge thank you to this year's lineup of amazing industry panelists!