The bar chart | Dec 6–12, 2012

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.

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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBar Pastoral
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsCity Tavern
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsRiccardo Enoteca

Acre Pour the muscadet: This spot’s new raw bar serves $1 oysters weekdays 5–7pm and 10pm–midnight. 5308 N Clark St (773-334-7600). file under:bivalve bounty, real deals

Bar Pastoral Like that dream where we invaded and pillaged a wine and cheese shop…except real. 2947 N Broadway (773-472-4781). file under:put some cheese on it, winos

City TavernChristmas has arrived early now that this restaurant has turned its taps over to holiday beers. 1416 S Michigan Ave (312-663-1278). file under: beer geeks, ’tis the season

O’Malley’s West Choose karaoke songs from our phones? Don’t mind if we do. Wednesdays, 2249 N Lincoln Ave (773-935-2719). file under:still going to pick “Total Eclipse of the Heart”

Prohibit Throw a stone from one faux-speakeasy (Untitled) and you’ll hit another (this newcomer). 116 W Hubbard St (312-329-9960). file under:underground lounge

Red Door Saturday and Sunday mornings, a brunch entrée + bottomless mimosas = $22. 2118 N Damen Ave (773-697-7221). file under:things we never say no to

Riccardo Enoteca Wine, wood-fired pizza and other lovely things from the owners of Riccardo Trattoria. 2116 N Clark St (773-549-5010). file under:winos

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