The bar chart | August 18–24, 2011

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.

Photograph: Jeremy BolenUpstairs at Revolution Brewery

The Aviary You’ve been to the Aviary. But have you had the tasting menu at the Aviary? (See, it never ends.) 953 W Fulton Mkt (no phone). file under:cocktailians, date night, weird science

Elixir Well-crafted cocktails in a sharp room. A waitlist for a table. Welcome to the Gayviary. 3452 N Halsted St (773-975-9244). file under:cocktailians, date night, gay scene

Innbar This hotel bar isn’t new, but the rooftop-farm-to-table cocktail menu is, via MarketHouse’s Scott Walton. 162 E Ohio St (312-787-3100). file under:cocktailians, the great outdoors, tourist temple

Lush Roscoe Village West Town now shares its snackmaster (and its duck-fat popcorn) with this location. 2232 W Roscoe St (773-281-8888). file under:good enough to eat, neighborhoodie, winos

Old Town SocialChefs live out their DJ fantasies on the turntables during Tuesday industry nights. 455 W North Ave (312-266-2277). file under:beer geeks, good enough to eat

Revolution Brewing More beer! Less waiting! (Translation: A second-floor bar opened.) 2323 N Milwaukee Ave (773-227-2739). file under:beer geeks, neighborhoodie

Rittergut Summer will be gone soon, and so will the days of drinking wine outside mere moments after work. 10 S Wacker Dr (312-559-1832). file under:the great outdoors, winos

Studio ParisMove over, Billy Dec. Lolla brought an A-list crowd to this second-floor club. 59 W Hubbard St (312-595-0800). file under:buy the bottle, see and be scene

Telegraph Beautiful wine, detailed food, intimate space: Logan Square is in love. (We don’t blame it.) 2601 N Milwaukee Ave (773-292-9463).file under:date night, good enough to eat, winos


West on North Cheap food, nice patio: The Cleos/Marble formula is now applied to Humboldt Park. 2509 W North Ave (773-278-7710). file under:the great outdoors, neighborhoodie