Delicious epicurean cocktails might be the Logan Square bar’s forte, but the tiny room hosts more and more delightful underground pop shows and art exhibits. The crowd can’t reach triple digits, so intimacy with both the musicians and your neighbor’s elbows is inevitable. The Whistler's jazz weekly doubles up the series with cutting-edge swing and free-improv now on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights. Vet performers include cornet man Rob Mazurek and drummer Tim Daisy, as well as vibraphone champ Jason Adasiewicz.
|Venue name:||The Whistler|
2421 N Milwaukee Ave
|Cross street:||between Fullerton Ave and Richmond St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 6pm–2am; Fri, Sun 5pm–2am; Sat 5pm–3am|
|Transport:||El stop:Blue to California. Bus:52,56,74.|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $8|
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Average User Rating
4.3 / 5
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The Whistler makes fantastic cocktails and the patio is the perfect place to spend a summer night. Their monthly SloMo party is my favorite dance party in the city, but get there early (before 10) or you'll be waiting in line for a while.
The Whistler is pretty good on the whole, not my absolute cup of tea, but a regular stop when out with friends. The thing is, I'm not one hanging around crowded bars, and most nights of the week, The Whistler gets pretty packed. As in standing room only packed. The cocktails are decent before the crowd gets there, but I find the bartenders get so slammed by as the night goes on that they're not able to give their complicated cocktails justice. That said, I stick to beer mostly. Many nights of the week, The Whistler has live music too. Be aware—Without Google Maps, it might be hard to find—there's no sign above the door.