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

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
Photograph: Martha WilliamsBub City
 (Photograph: Clayton Hauck)
Photograph: Clayton HauckDrumbar
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
Photograph: Martha WilliamsThe Glunz Tavern
 (Photograph: Jessica Zerby)
Photograph: Jessica ZerbyMunicipal Bar
Old Town Social
 (Photograph: Max Herman)
Photograph: Max HermanParis Club
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
Photograph: Martha WilliamsEl Dictator cocktail at Ward Eight

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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