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The bar chart | Sept. 14–21, 2011

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.
 (Photograph: Jason Little)
Photograph: Jason LittleThe Garage Bar & Sandwiches
 (Photograph: Neil Burger)
Photograph: Neil BurgerFranscesca's Forno
 (Photograph: Emily Rawdon)
Photograph: Emily RawdonThe Scout
 (Photograph: Clayton Hauck)
Photograph: Clayton HauckTelegraph

25 DEGREES A burger bar that describes itself as looking like a bordello. Color us intrigued. 736 N Clark St (312-943-9700). file under: burger bliss, winos

FRANCESCA'S FORNO Six corners: The nexus of crazy—and now of crazy-satisfying late-night eats. 1576 N Milwaukee Ave (773-770-0184). file under: date night, good enough to eat, winos Read David Tamarkin's review >>>

THE GARAGE BAR The newest rooftop bar is in Gladstone Park. Step one: Locate Gladstone Park. 6154 N Milwaukee Ave (773-647-1386). file under: the great outdoors, neighborhoodie

MASA AZUL When a tequila selection is dubbed a “library,” you best be prepared to do some heavy reading. 2901 W Diversey Ave (773-687-0300). file under: cocktailians

PADDY O'FEGAN'S Something about a regular ol’ Irish pub opening amid the city’s “hot spots” warms our heart. 204 N Halsted St (312-997-3100). file under: beer geeks, neighborhoodie

THE SCOUT You know how the streets of the South Loop feel empty? That’s ’cause everyone’s here. 1301 S Wabash Ave (312-705-0595). file under: can you hear me now??? , neighborhoodie

TELEGRAPH Your moment of envy: Why does Logan Square get everything nice? 2601 N Milwaukee Ave (773-292-9463). FILE UNDER:date night, good enough to eat, winos Read Julia Kramer's review >>>

TINY LOUNGE Our favorite little cocktail bar now serves brunch (Saturdays and Sundays)! 4352 N Leavitt St (773-463-0396). file under: cocktailians, date night, winos

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