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The bar chart | Oct 18–24, 2012

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.

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Photograph: Martha WilliamsHeadquarters
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsThe Grid
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Photograph: Max HermanThe Reservoir
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsCarriage House
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsLa Sirena Clandestina

CARRIAGE HOUSE Like Mark Steuer’s food, Michael Simon’s cocktails reimagine the South. 1700 W Division St (773-384-9700). file under: cocktailians, eat something

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: beer geeks, frat boys

THE GRID Something swanky is going on below Baume & Brix. 351 W Hubbard St (312-321-0351). file under: 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

JERRY’S SANDWICHES Ever-finicky Andersonville is loving its new sandwich-and-beer outpost. 5419 N Clark St (773-796-3777). file under: beer geeks, neighborhoodie

LA SIRENA CLANDESTINA Between the cocktails and the Latin influence, we’re getting late-night vibes. 954 W Fulton Mkt (312-226-5300). file under: cocktailians, eat something

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

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