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The bar chart | April 11–17, 2013

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.


Avec The restaurant that can do no wrong now has a proper cocktail list. 615 W Randolph St (312-377-2002). file under: cocktailians, you should eat

Bub City Paul McGee now offers a different whiskey flight each week. 435 N Clark St (312-610-4200). file under: bourbon county

Empty Bottle May as well try the new punch (made with tequila and black pepper–mint tea) on tap. 1035 N Western Ave (773-276-3600). file under: live music

High Noon Saloon Margaritas, nachos, bourbon and other necessities. 1560 N Milwaukee Ave (773-227-9339). file under: this neighborhood runs on taco bars

The Library Curio’s replacement is this bookish spot, serving Gilt Bar’s food and drink menus. 230 W Kinzie St, lower level (312-464-9544). file under: cocktailians, on the scene, underground, you should eat

Mercat a la Planxa You can stop searching for the bottled-cocktail trend. It’s happening here. 638 S Michigan Ave (312-765-0524). file under: screw it we’re drinking at a hotel

Takito Tequila, tequila cocktails, tequila-soaked fruit… 2013 W Division St (773-697-4438). file under: this neighborhood runs on taco bars

Trenchermen Monday nights, the bar here hosts vinyl “listening parties.” 2039 W North Ave (773-661-1540). file under: music geeks
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