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The bar chart | Aug 30–Sept 5, 2012

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.
 (Photograph: Colin Beckett)
Photograph: Colin BeckettChamb�ry Station, Parasol and French Exit at Paris Club
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
Photograph: Martha WilliamsCity Winery
The J. Parker
 (Photo : Dave Rentauskas)
Photo : Dave RentauskasRed Door
RM Champagne Salon
 (Photograph: Jeremy Bolen)
Photograph: Jeremy BolenTaxim

BELLYQ Peter Vestinos just can’t quit Chicago—at Bill Kim’s spot, he’s streamlining with five cocktails. 1400 W Randolph St (312-563-1010). file under: high-fives all around

CITY WINERY Though this is more a music venue than a bar, we’re certain you’re supposed to drink here. 1200 W Randolph St (312-773-9463). file under: winos

THE J. PARKER Question: When it gets cold, where are all these people going to go? 1816 N Clark St (312-254-4747). file under: cocktailians, great escapes

PARIS CLUB Waiting for Paul McGee’s bar to open? Calm your nerves here, where he revamped the drink list. 59 W Hubbard St (312-595-0800). file under: life after the Whistler

RED DOOR Duck à l’orange tamales till 2am on Thursdays: Troy Graves just upped the late-night-eats game. 2118 N Damen Ave (773-697-7221). file under: tamale guys

RM CHAMPAGNE SALON May all your pain be Champagne. At RM. With caviar service. 116 N Green St (312-243-1199). file under: winos

TAXIM Speaking of new half-price wine nights: You have a date with the Greek wine list here on Monday. 1558 N Milwaukee Ave (773-252-1558). file under: good enough to eat, winos

URBAN UNION What’s different about these half-price glasses of wine (on Wednesdays)? They come from a tap. 1421 W Taylor St (312-929-4302). file under: seafood splendor, winos

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