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The bar chart | April 18–24, 2013

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.


Fountainhead The people of Ravenswood rejoice! City Provisions’ Cleetus Friedman is in the kitchen. 1970 W Montrose Ave (773-697-8204). file under: keeping it local

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

Leadbelly “Adult” milkshakes, craft beers and a burger topped with a crab cake: We’re in. 5739 W Irving Park Rd (773-283-7880). file under: burger bars, neighborhoodie

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

Murasaki “Tokyo’s #1 New Orleans–style jazz band” plays this under-the-radar sake lounge Sun 21. 211 E Ontario St (312-266-2280).
file under: hidden gems, live music

Scofflaw The bar’s calling the event on Sun 21 from 1–5pm a “bazaar.” We call it day drinking. 3201 W Armitage Ave (773-252-9700). file under: cocktailians, shopping while drinking

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

Taverna 750 Averna-infused whipped cream makes its debut with new cocktails from Benjamin Newby. 750 W Cornelia Ave (773-904-7466). file under: cocktailians, neighborhoodie
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