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The bar chart | April 19–25, 2012

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
Photograph: Martha WilliamsBarrel-aged Negroni at Premise: Journeyman Distillery Bilberry Black Hearts Gin, Carpano Antica and Campari
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsOld Town Pour House
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsRocket Frost cocktail at Scofflaw
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Photograph: Jeff CattThe Purple Pig
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Photograph: Erica GannettTaverna 750

AMUSE The Swissôtel’s $10 million remodel includes this new lounge. 323 E Wacker Dr (312-565-0565). file under: cocktailians, hotel bar

OLD TOWN POUR HOUSE Every beer you can name is on tap here. Plus many more that you can’t. 1419 N Wells St (312-477-2800). file under: beer geeks

THE POINT From the former owner of Matilda and Clutch comes this River West tap. 401 N Milwaukee Ave (312-666-1600). file under: beer geeks, neighborhoodie

PREMISE In Fine Spirits is now more of a restaurant. But that doesn’t make it a lesser place to drink. 5420 N Clark St (773-334-9463). file under: cocktailians, good enough to eat, winos

THE PURPLE PIG If you hate wine, beer and water, you can now drink amaro cocktails here instead. 500 N Michigan Ave (312-464-1744). file under: deep-fried deviled eggs for everyone

SCOFFLAW A cocktail bar has never been so unintimidating: The menu even has a glossary. 3201 W Armitage Ave (773-252-9700). file under: banana ice

TAVERNA 750 Boystown’s most restauranty cocktail bar has a new chef and spring cocktails. 750 W Cornelia St (773-904-7466). file under: cocktailians, gay scene, neighborhoodie

TROQUET LM Le Restaurant has turned this Ravenswood bar (which was briefly Wolcott’s) French. 1834 W Montrose Ave (773-334-5664). file under: neighborhoodie

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