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  1. Photograph: Jason Little
    Photograph: Jason Little

    La Sirena Clandestina

  2. Photograph: Clayton Hauck
    Photograph: Clayton Hauck


  3. Photograph: Jaclyn Rivas
    Photograph: Jaclyn Rivas

    Moules + frites at Leopold

  4. Park Tavern

  5. Suite 25

The bar chart | Dec 13–19, 2012

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.


Butch McGuire’s Toy trains and 40,000 lights turn this bar into a Christmas wonderland. 20 W Division St (312-787-4318). file under: ’tis the season

Drumbar All eyes are on this handsome lounge now that it’s where the Aviary’s Craig Schoettler has surfaced. 201 E Delaware Pl (312-924-2531). file under: cocktailians, swank spots

HotChocolate Chocolate, coffee, alcohol: our desert-island foods, and the foundation for new cocktails. 1747 N Damen Ave (773-489-1747). file under: winter warm-ups, you should eat

La Sirena Clandestina The vote is in: This is the low-key late-night spot the West Loop’s been waiting for. 954 W Fulton Mkt (312-226-5300). file under: cocktailians

Leopold This Belgian tavern is getting into the spirit with “12 Beers of Christmas”—and one for Hanukkah. 1450 W Chicago Ave (312-348-1028). file under: beer geeks

Park Tavern Fans of drinking before watching sports have a new go-to near the United Center. 1645 W Jackson Blvd (312-243-4276). file under: game on

The Solstice Here, sugar comes in forms both liquid (key-lime-pie martini) and solid (chocolate mousse). 2666 N Halsted St (773-281-3995). file under: lemon Peep martinis are happening

Suite 25 No ampersand, no pig-face small plates, no rare whiskey. Logan Square: Are you guys okay? 2529 N Milwaukee Ave (312-671-3466). file under: sports bars
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