BARCITO Stand while we eat? For Ryan Poli’s pintxos and Tippling Bros. cocktails, we can manage it. 151 W Erie St (312-274-1111). file under: cocktailians, louder than a bomb
BONSOIREE It’s still BYOB if you want it to be. But if you don’t, there’s now the option of wine pairings. 2728 W Armitage Ave (773-486-7511). file under: good enough to eat, winos
BULLHEAD CANTINA One beer, one shot, one taco, $6. That’s why they call it the No Bullshit Special. 1143 N California Ave. file under: cheap
CLOVER SPORTS & LEISURE Sounds like a boutique REI, but it’s actually a tavern with a retro jukebox. 722 W Grand Ave (312-344-1934). file under: neighborhoodie
FLIGHT 1551 Small plates (e.g., bacon-wrapped dates)—and 50-plus wines by the glass to drink with them. 1551 N Wells St (312-664-0841). file under: date night, winos
file under: beer geeksFebruary here is now known as Stout-uary, featuring dark, toasty brews from Bell’s and more. 733 S Dearborn St (312-461-1116).
SIDECAR BAR A martini bar from the owners of replaces Duke’s in Rogers Park. 6920 N Glenwood Ave (773-764-2826). file under: cocktailians, gay friendly
THE SOFO TAP What breathed new life into this corner gay pub? A party called “Grrr…it’s Friday.” Seriously. 4923 N Clark St (773-784-7636). file under: gay friendly, neighborhoodie