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  1. Photograph: Michael Jarecki
    Photograph: Michael Jarecki

    Burke's Public House

  2. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    Bangers & Lace

  3. Photograph: Jason Little
    Photograph: Jason Little

    The Bedford

  4. Chicago Q

  5. Photograph: Emily Rawdon
    Photograph: Emily Rawdon

    The Scout

  6. Photograph: Clayton Hauck
    Photograph: Clayton Hauck


The bar chart | Sept 21–28, 2011

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.


BANGERS & LACE What’s different about this new bar brunch? It’s served on Mondays. 1670 W Division St (773-252-6499). file under: beer geeks, neighborhoodie

THE BEDFORD What’s different about this new bar brunch? It’s served till 5pm. In a bank vault. 1612 W Division St (773-235-8800). file under: see and be scene Read Julia Kramer's review >>> 

THE BLUEBIRD Telegraph gets all the attention! Let’s give a little love to its sibling, which just got a new chef. 1749 N Damen Ave (773-486-2473). file under: beer geeks, date night, good enough to eat

BURKE'S PUBLIC HOUSE Shiny. Friendly. New. Just the kind of bar Edgewater can appreciate. 5401 N Broadway (773-944-1109). file under: neighborhoodie 

CHICAGO Q The Q is good, but it is not cheap. But it’s cheaper with the new weekday happy hour from 3–6pm. 1160 N Dearborn St (312-642-1160). file under: bourbon country, good enough to eat Read Heather Shouse's re-review >>> 

THE SCOUT The streets of the South Loop feel empty lately. 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 What’s different about this new bar brunch? It’s served on Saturdays. 4352 N Leavitt St (773-463-0396). file under: cocktailians, date night, winos 


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