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  1. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    Tarts & Vicars cocktail at L'Etage

  2. Photograph: Chandler West
    Photograph: Chandler West

    Hofbr�uhaus Chicago

The bar chart | March 21–April 3, 2013

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.


Ay Chiwowa Billy Dec and crew took Martini Ranch’s 4am license and added tacos and tequila. 311 W Chicago Ave (312-643-3200). file under: late-night

Brewstone Beer Company After sweeping the rust belt (Pittsburgh, Cleveland), this chain comes to Chicago. 414 N Orleans St (312-464-9456). file under: beer geeks

High Noon Saloon People Lounge has transformed into a Tex-Mex bar (margaritas, nachos, bourbon). 1560 N Milwaukee Ave (773-227-9339). file under: this neighborhood runs on taco bars

Hofbräuhaus The servers in dirndls! The oompah music! This is the granddaddy of beer halls. 5500 Park Pl, Rosemont (847-671-2739). file under: suburban sojourn

L’etage A little bird told Brasserie 54’s owners that Andersonville missed its wine bar. 5420 N Clark St, second floor (773-334-9463). file under: winos

The Library Curio’s gone. In its place: this bookish spot, serving Gilt Bar’s food and drink menus. 230 W Kinzie St, lower level (312-464-9544). file under: cocktailians, on the scene, underground, you should eat

Longman & Eagle The “Off Site Bar” means a precious 16 more seats. 2657 N Kedzie Ave (773-276-7110). file under: whiskey, you should eat

Siena Tavern Italian wine, Fabio Viviani, house draft beer, Fabio Viviani, foccacia, Fabio Viviani. 51 W Kinzie St (312-595-1322). file under: Top Chef alums
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