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The bar chart | October 5–12, 2011

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.

 (Photograph: Marina Makropoulos)
Photograph: Marina Makropoulos

120 Ultra Lounge

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
Photograph: Martha Williams

The Owl

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
Photograph: Martha Williams

Roka Akor

 (Photograph: Alyssa Jongsma)
Photograph: Alyssa Jongsma


120º ULTRA LOUNGE The benefit of being this far east? Sight lines for the last month of Navy Pier fireworks. 580 E Illinois St (312-955-0719). file under:buy the bottle 

DECA BAR For each$14 Pinktober cocktail, $4 goes to the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation through October. 160 E Pearson St (312-573-5160). file under:  charity case,cocktailians

FARMHOUSE At this proud-to-be-Midwestern pub, a beer from Kansas City is considered an import. 228 W Chicago Ave (312-280-4960). file under: beer geeks, neighborhoodie 

LIVEWIRE LOUNGE A new bar in Old Irving Park that’s neither (a) Polish nor (b) obsessed with the Blackhawks. 3394 N Milwaukee Ave (no phone). file under:  listen to the music,neighborhoodie

THE OWL Why sleep when there’s a new 4am dive in town? 2521 N Milwaukee Ave (773-235-5300). file under:late night, neighborhoodie 

PATRON’S HACIENDA Vocab refresher: sports cantina means 55-inch TVs and 56 types of tequila. 316–318 W Erie St (312-642-2400). file under:  can you hear me now???

ROCK BOTTOM BREWERY Drink a Wonderbrew, an October-only beer that benefits the Lynn Sage Foundation. 1 W Grand Ave (312-755-9339). file under: beer geeks, charity case

ROKA AKOR Drink pink! October sales of Laurent-Perrier sparkling rosé benefit the American Cancer Society. 456 N Clark St (312-477-7652). file under:charity case,  cocktailians, see and be scene