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  1. Photograph: Marina Makropoulos
    Photograph: Marina Makropoulos

    120 Ultra Lounge

  2. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    The Owl

  3. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    Roka Akor

  4. Photograph: Alyssa Jongsma
    Photograph: Alyssa Jongsma


The bar chart | October 5–12, 2011

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.


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

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