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The bar chart | Oct 4–10, 2012

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.

THE BARRELHOUSE FLAT This cocktail den is turning one and bringing back favorite drinks to celebrate. 2624 N Lincoln Ave (773-857-0421). file under: anniversaries, cocktailians, late-night

BAVETTE'S Upstairs is grand, downstairs is intimate, and both levels make excellent old-fashioneds. 218 W Kinzie St (312-624-8154). file under: let them eat steak

DECA BAR Drink pink—rosé Champagne, say—this month to benefit the Lynn Sage Foundation. 160 E Pearson St (312-573-5160). file under: charity case

FATPOUR The name refers to the 22-ounce draft pours—and the selection of 50 draft beers. 2005 W Division St (773-698-8940). file under: badger bar, beer geeks

MARIA'S No shock this bar came up with truly inspired election-themed cocktails, including the Mint Romney. 960 W 31st St (773-890-0588). file under: “please don’t ask for specifics on its ingredients”

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

PROST! The Oktoberfesting continues here through the month (and with a name like Prost!, possibly forever). 2566 N Lincoln Ave (773-880-9900). file under: beer geeks

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

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