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  1. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    Hofbrau Oktoberfest beer at Glunz Bavarian Haus

  2. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    Masa Azul

  3. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    The Owl

  4. Photograph: Alyssa Jongsma
    Photograph: Alyssa Jongsma

    Farmhouse

The bar chart | Sept 28–Oct 5

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.

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120º ULTRA LOUNGE Struggling economy + club = “mini” bottle service at this new lounge in Lake Point Tower. 580 E Illinois St (312-955-0719). file under: buy the bottle

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

GLUNZ BAVARIAN HAUS How better to celebrate Oktoberfest than with Spaten and a schnitzel at this classic? 4128 N Lincoln Ave (773-472-4287). file under: schnitzeled out

THE GREEN LADY The Shire is now the Green Lady, with 30 draft lines to boot. 3328 N Lincoln Ave (773-525-5571). 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. file under: listen to the music, neighborhoodie

MASA AZUL It’s more restaurant than bar, but it’s all about the tequila either way. 2901 W Diversey Ave (773-687-0300). file under: cocktailians

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???

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