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Meet the finalists of Time Out Chicago's 2017 Bar Awards

We're celebrating the best in Chicago's bar scene—here are the finalists of Time Out Chicago's 2017 Bar Awards


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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Bar of the Year presented by Hendrick’s Gin
Best Intentions
Lost Lake
Sportsman's Club
The Violet Hour

Best New Bar 
The Ladies' Room
Spilt Milk
Vol. 39

Best Bar Family presented by Glenfiddich
The Aviary
Sportsman's Club
The Violet Hour

Best Bar Design
1952 1/2
Disco at Celeste
Up & Up at the Robey
Vol. 39

Best Single-Focus Bar
Billy Sunday
Lost Lake
Mezcaleria Las Flores
Mezcal Bar at Quiote
The Northman

Best Wine Bar presented by Segura Viudas
Ampersand Wine Bar
Pops for Champagne
Webster's Wine Bar

Most Creative Drink List
The Aviary
Bad Hunter
The Sixth
The Whistler

Best Beer Bar
Clark Street Ale House
Local Option
Map Room
Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar

Best Chicago Mainstay
Clark Street Ale House
Green Mill
Rainbo Club

And a huge thank you to this year's lineup of amazing industry panelists!

Brenton Engel
Danny Shapiro
Ed Marszewski
Elizabeth Atkinson
Paul Hletko
Sonja Kassebaum
Paul McGee
Benjamin Schiller
Mhairi Voelsgen
Jenny Solberg-Katzman
David Gonsalves
Alex Huebner
Micah Melton
Sonat Birnecker-Hart
Julia Momose
David Allardice
Mattias Horseman

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