Chicago’s watering holes are among the most beloved spots in the city. Whether you prefer something shaken or a cold glass of beer, this city has a bar for you. That’s why we’ve decided to honor Chicago’s very best with our inaugural Bar Awards.
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For the first year of the Chicago Bar Awards, Time Out teams across the world enlisted panels of local industry experts to help name the city’s best drinking spots. The winners will be featured in our June–August print issue of Time Out Chicago and honored at an awards party on Monday, June 6 at Artifact Events in Ravenswood. (Grab tickets before they’re gone!) Regardless of who wins, a night out at any one of these hot spots is sure to be a memorable experience. Congratulations to this year’s finalists:
Best New Cocktail Bar:
Bar of the Year:
Best Restaurant Bar:
Best Bartender or Bar Team:
Christian Hetter, Berkshire Room
Graham Heubach, Sportsman’s Club
Best Single Focus Bar:
Best Beer Bar:
Bangers & Lace (Chicago)
Get your tickets to the Bar Awards here.