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The bar chart | Nov 22–28, 2012

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.

 (Photograph: Jessica Zerby)
Photograph: Jessica ZerbyHalf Acre Tap Room
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsRiccardo Enoteca
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBar Pastoral
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsHeadquarters
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsThe Grid
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Photograph: Erica GannettScofflaw

Bar Pastoral Like that dream where we invaded and pillaged a wine and cheese shop…except real. 2947 N Broadway (773-472-4781). file under: put some cheese on it, winos

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

Half Acre Tap Room We’ve now entered the post-brewpub “tap-room phase” of the craft-beer era. 4257 N Lincoln Ave (773-248-4038). file under: beer geeks

Headquarters Because who wouldn’t need a drink when surrounded by man-children? 950 W Wolfram St (773-665-5660). file under: revenge of the nerds

Jerry’s Sandwiches The Andersonville outpost celebrates its opening with classes Mon 26–Nov 29. 5419 N Clark St (773-796-3777). file under: beer geeks

John Barleycorn And here we thought Moe’s Cantina was the River North outpost of John Barleycorn. 149 W Kinzie St (773-348-8899). file under: brahs, bros, fist bumps, Jäger, smells like Axe body spray

Riccardo Enoteca Wine, wood-fired pizza, civility and whatever else is the opposite of John Barleycorn. 2116 N Clark St (773-549-5010). file under: winos

Scofflaw New Sunday-night plan: Scofflaw’s five-course chicken dinner for four ($60). 3201 W Armitage Ave. file under: chicken dinner, Sunday funday

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