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The bar chart | June 14–20, 2012

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.

 (Photograph: Wendell Remington)
Photograph: Wendell Remington

Mercer 113

 (Photograph: Clayton Hauck)
Photograph: Clayton Hauck


BLACK BULL The Hubbard Inn guys brought a tapas bar to Wicker Park. 1721 W Division St (773-227-8600). file under:pintxo me

CRU CAFÈ & WINE BARFeast’s owner has reverted her Gold Coast restaurant to its former self. 25 E Delaware Pl (312-337-4001). file under:why not?, winos

DRUMBAR The newest place to see and be scene is 18 floors up at the Raffaello Hotel. 201 E Delaware Pl (312-924-2531). file under:rooftops, swank spots

MERCER ONE THIRTEEN The owners of Moe’s Cantina expand the River North scene. 113 W Hubbard St (312-396-0113). file under:swank spots

PROST Like double denim, this German beer hall is back on the scene. 2566 N Lincoln Ave (773-880-9900). file under:schnitzeled

REVOLUTION BREWING TAP ROOM No food, no guest taps—just Revolution beer, and lots of it. 3340 N Kedzie Ave (773-588-2267). file under:beer geeks

STOUT BARREL HOUSE & GALLEYNitro-pub is the concept. (We don’t know what it means either.) 642 N Clark St (312-475-1390). file under:beer geeks, made-up words

THE WHISTLER R.I.P. Trader Vic’s. Long live monthly tiki cocktail nights! (Sun 17 from 5pm–2am). 2421 N Milwaukee Ave (773-227-3530). file under:cocktailians