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The 6 best Manhattans in Chicago

Chicago whips up some of the best Manhattans you can find, with a nice rye bite and a sweet vermouth finish

Written by
Elizabeth Atkinson
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Chicago may not be the birthplace of the Manhattan, but that doesn't mean we don't know how to do the cocktail right. From cheaper Manhattans to splurging on something that's totally unique, Chicago's best bartenders whip up some of the best you can get. 

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  • Bars
  • Dive bars
  • Sheffield & DePaul
  • price 2 of 4

With one of the most insanely huge whiskey collections in the city, Delilah's is a shoe-in for a Manhattan. Ask your server what would go best in the classic cocktail. They're sure to point you in the right direction, regardless of price. Price varies.

Manhattan at The Heavy Feather
  • Bars
  • Cocktail bars
  • Logan Square
  • price 2 of 4

The Heavy Feather dedicates an entire night to the Manhattan. On Mondays, the Logan Square bar has four variations, including the reliable house Manhattan (offered every day) with High West Double Rye, Dolin Rouge and house bitters. It's smooth but has a distinctive rye bite with a fruity finish. You'll also find two rotating Manhattans, and you can always count on a lower priced "Blue Collar" Manhattan. $6–$12.

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