This Lincoln Park rock & roll mainstay is known for its killer jukeboxes, music movies and concert films on the TVs and an insane whiskey collection—more than 800 varieties of bourbon, rye and Scotch whiskeys from 15 different countries, plus a few of Delilah’s own bottlings you won’t find anywhere else.
Chicagoans love their whiskey—after all, it was a local bartender who first codified the recipe for the old fashioned back in 1888. It’s only fitting, then, that the city is filled with many bars that have amassed large collections of bourbons, Scotches and ryes. From high-end lounges to divey watering holes, beverage directors are seeking out small-batch and single-barrel selections and securing rare, vintage bottles for their reserve lists. And if you can’t decide on a pour, these spots offer a variety of flights as well. So it doesn’t matter whether you’re a novice or a connoisseur, the best whiskey bars in Chicago are certain to have a spirit that’ll suit your palate.
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