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  1. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    Dark Blossom cocktail at Rodan

  2. Fatpour

  3. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    The Reservoir

  4. Tavernita

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The bar chart | Oct 11–17, 2012

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.


FATPOUR Yes, that line you saw down Division on Saturday night was to get into this bi-level sports bar. 2005 W Division St (773-698-8940). file under: there goes the neighborhood (again)

GINGERMAN TAVERN Wrigleyville is not doomed: The Metro’s Joe Shanahan bought this Clark Street fixture. 3740 N Clark St (773-549-2050). file under: meathead-free zones

MARIA’S During Bears games, the bar will be serving Pleasant House pies—and blasting the Smiths. Genius? 960 W 31st St (773-890-0588). file under: what difference does it make

MEZCALINA We assume you can guess which spirit this Oaxacan restaurant specializes in. 333 E Benton Pl, suite 100 (312-240-5000). file under: smoke on the water

THE RESERVOIR Craft beer and gastropubby food, makin’ their way to Uptown. 844 W Montrose Ave (773-275-4000). file under: neighborhoodie, uptown update

RODAN A new menu of savory cocktails and hot drinks is primed for fall. 1530 N Milwaukee Ave (773-276-7036). file under: cocktailians

TAVERNITA Ryan Poli’s tapas spot is pumping up the volume with late-night DJs and bottle service on weekends. 151 W Erie St (312-274-1111). file under: paella party

UNTITLED Bars around town—including this one—are offering specials for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 111 W Kinzie St (312-880-1511). file under: speakeasy style
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