The bar chart | April 26–May 2, 2012

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.

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Photograph: Martha WilliamsRittenhouse Rye Manhattan at the Point
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsOld Town Pour House
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBarrel-aged Negroni at Premise: Journeyman Distillery Bilberry Black Hearts Gin, Carpano Antica and Campari
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsThe Anthem
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Photograph: Erica GannettThe Aviary
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Photograph: Max HermanParis Club

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

THE ANTHEM Ready for summer? You will be on Tue 1, when this place rolls out Grey Goose “popsicles.” 1725 W Division St (773-697-4804).
file under:beer geeks, neighborhoodie, sports bars

THE AVIARY Now featuring draft beer, such as Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout. 955 W Fulton Mkt (312-226-0868).
file under:beer geeks, cocktailians, swank spots

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

PARIS CLUB If scene-y Saturdays aren’t your scene, try lower-key Sundays, when wine is half-price. 59 W Hubbard St (312-595-0800).
file under:good enough to eat, winos

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

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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