The bar chart | Feb 7–13, 2013

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.
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Billy Sunday It’s going to be a while before Matthias Merges’s cocktail bar leaves this list. 3143 W Logan Blvd (773-661-2485). file under: cocktailians, Trotter’s vets

Charcoal Bar Eleven seats, one bartender, Japanese-style cocktails: Okay, we’re intrigued! 702 N Wells St (312-988-7864). file under: cocktailians

Crew Bar And on the opposite end of the spectrum, Crew now serves “Winter Warmers,” hot spiked drinks. 4804 N Broadway (773-784-2739). file under: gay scene, sports bars

Found Between the new cocktails here and Ward Eight, Evanston’s drinking better than ever. 1631 Chicago Ave, Evanston (847-868-8945). file under: cocktailians, suburban splendor, you should eat

Johnnie Blue Just your average Lincoln Square kebab-and-Scotch spot. 2619 W Lawrence Ave (773-597-4444). file under: can’t make this up, neighborhoodie

Luxbar Why did no one tell us Michael McDonald (ex–one sixtyblue) was in the kitchen here? 18 E Bellevue Pl (312-642-3400). file under: neighborhoodie, you should eat

The Monarch Michelin-starred chef cooking comfort food till late: liking the sound of this. 1745 W North Ave (773-252-6053). file under: neighborhoodie

Weather Mark Tavern Rum expert Ed Hamilton’s enhancing the rum education at this South Looper. 1503 S Michigan Ave (773-588-0230). file under: yes, he recommends pairing rum with a skillet cookie
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