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  1. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    Bub City

  2. Photograph: Clayton Hauck
    Photograph: Clayton Hauck


  3. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    The Glunz Tavern

  4. Photograph: Jessica Zerby
    Photograph: Jessica Zerby

    Municipal Bar

  5. Old Town Social

  6. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Paris Club

  7. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    El Dictator cocktail at Ward Eight

The bar chart | Dec 27, 2012–Jan 9, 2013

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.


Bub City It’s not a tiki bar, but Paul McGee did put a frozen Mexican Firing Squad on the cocktail menu. 435 N Clark St (312-610-4200).
file under: revivals, whiskey city

The Coffee Studio Our favorite Andersonville café just added wine, beer and savory snacks. 5628 N Clark St (773-271-7881).
file under: date night?

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

Glunz Tavern Is it revival week? This bar—shuttered since Prohibition—has finally reopened. 1206 N Wells St (312-642-3000).
file under: back from the dead, beer geeks

Municipal Bar River North sports bar—serious about the sports. 216 W Ohio St (312-834-3109).
file under: game on

Old Town Social An excerpt from OTS’s new menu: beer-battered fish tacos, pork belly banh mi. 455 W North Ave (312-266-2277).
file under: beer geeks, game on, you should eat

Paris Club One-dollar oysters have some explaining to do: Here they’re 50 cents each from 4–6pm daily. 59 W Hubbard St (312-595-0800).
file under: real deals

Ward Eight The Howard stop just got a lot more intriguing. 629 W Howard St, Evanston (773-369-4911).
file under: cocktailians, proof evolution exists
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