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Photograph: Martha WilliamsAda Street
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Photograph: Erica GannettScofflaw
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Photograph: Colin BeckettBarcito
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Photograph: Colin BeckettBullhead Cantina
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Photograph: Max HermanEstate Ultra Bar
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsNegroni Sbagliato cocktail at RPM Italian
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsPacific snapper crudo and crispy fried squid at Urban Union

The bar chart | March 14–21, 2012

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.


ADA STREET Drawing Room vet Tim Lacey resurfaces at this David Morton/Michael Kornick hideaway. 1664 N Ada St (773-697-7069).
file under: cocktailians, date night

BARCITO And the award for the worst-sounding, best-tasting cocktail goes to the green tea–infused “Booty Collins.” 151 W Erie St (312-274-1111).
file under: cocktailians, it’s a scene

BULLHEAD CANTINA The taco-and-craft-beer bar: too essential an entity to criticize for being trendy. 1143 N California Ave (773-772-8895).
file under: beer geeks, cheap, neighborhoodie

ESTATE ULTRA BAR As if they could have named an 8,000-square-foot riverside space Modest Bar. 1177 N Elston Ave (312-582-4777).
file under: swank spot

RPM ITALIAN Paul McGee: The best thing to happen to the Melmans since Hub 51 offered free Snuggies? 52 W Illinois St (312-222-1888).
file under: cocktailians, it’s a scene

SCOFFLAW A crew of former Whistler and Boiler Room folks is bringing gin into the limelight. 3201 W Armitage Ave (773-252-9700).
file under: cocktailians

URBAN UNION This place is very serious—but never showy—about wine. Grab a seat at the bar. 1421 W Taylor St (312-929-4302).
file under: date night, good enough to eat, winos

WHEEL HOUSE Burgers and craft beer in Wrigleyville. Yup, we’re pretty sure this’ll work out fine. 3553 N Southport Ave (773-325-0123).
file under: beer geeks

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