The bar chart | Nov 1–14, 2012

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.
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Dragon Ranch College is over; “Red Cup Saturdays”—use your powers of deduction—are just beginning. 441 N Clark St (312-955-1900). file under: moratorium on Billy Dec jokes (they’re too easy)

The Grid Tableside Manhattans and other experiments are going on below Baume & Brix. 351 W Hubbard St (312-321-0351). file under: buy the bottle, cocktailians, underground lounge

Headquarters Does a second arcade bar officially make this a “thing”? 950 W Wolfram St (773-665-5660). file under: revenge of the nerds

M-2 West Loop bar Market has turned its second floor into a lounge primed for DJ sets and private parties. 1113 W Randolph St (312-929-4787). file under: swank spots

Ovie Bar & Grill Because who doesn’t want a drink between work and a long Metra ride? 120 N Canal St (312-902-1111). file under: commuters

Par Bar & Grille Beneath this new golf-themed bar is a cigar-smoking lounge. 160 N Franklin St (312-263-0260). file under: stogies, what recession

Prasino This green-minded spot now hosts live jazz and late-night bites starting at 9:30pm on weekends. 1846 W Division St (312-878-1212). file under: live music, neighborhoodie

XOCO Margaritas! That’s what Rick Bayless’s soup-and-sandwich heaven was missing. 449 N Clark St (312-334-3688). file under: you should ea

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