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Photograph: Martha WilliamsPops for Champagne
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsAda St.
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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: Martha WilliamsMilt Pappas burger and Goose Island Marisol ale at Wheel House

The bar chart | April 5–11, 2012

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.


ADA ST. Drawing Room vet Tim Lacey resurfaces at this David Morton/Michael Kornick hideaway. 1664 N Ada St (773-697-7069). file under: cocktailians, date night

THE BARREL ROOM After reconcepting Cyrano’s, Didier Durand turned to reworking this subterranean jazz lounge. 546 N Wells St (312-467-0546). file under: live music, winos

OLD TOWN POUR HOUSE Beer on tap, wine on tap, bros on tap. 1419 N Wells St (312-477-2800). file under: beer geeks

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE For April, ask for the “anniversary glass” to get Pol Roger Brut for its 1982 price ($9). 601 N State St (312-266-7677). file under: real deals, winos

SCOFFLAW A crew of former Whistler and Boiler Room folks is bringing gin into the limelight. 3201 W Armitage Ave (773-252-9700). file under: cocktailians

TOKYO 21 What was once the original Kamehachi is now “Home of the 21 Sake Bombs.” 1400 N Wells St (312-664-1900). file under: bombed

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

WHEEL HOUSE Burgers and craft beer in Wrigleyville. Yup, we’re pretty sure this’ll work out fine. 3553 N Southport Ave (773-325-0123). file under: beer geeks


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