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The bar chart | Sept 6–12, 2012

Where to drink and hang out the week of Sept 6–12, 2012

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

City Winery

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The J. Parker

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RM Champagne Salon

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Time Out Chillout at Sable Kitchen & Bar
The Time Out Chillout is bartender Mike Ryan�s response to a challenge from TOC: Make the chilliest, iciest cocktail possible. His immediate thoughts were of dry ice and/or liquid nitrogen and vodka. But he eventually nixed all of that, settling on a crushed-ice drink that�s �almost equal parts ice and cocktail,� and choosing bourbon as his base. (�I�m just being contrary,� Ryan says, �making a really, really cool, refreshing drink out of a spirit that many view as not being refreshing.�) The bourbon is joined by peach liqueur, cinnamon and creme de menthe, the latter providing a cooling sensation, and it�s served in a tiki mug because�well, that�s just cool. The finished cocktail is like TOC the magazine, Ryan says, because it�s all about �giving people what they want, even if they don�t know they want it.� A compliment in the form of a cocktail? We�ll have two. $13; available through July.�David Tamarkin

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 (Photograph: Nick Murway)
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Photograph: Nick Murway

Sky Terrace at the Ivy Hotel

 (Photograph: Michael Jarecki)
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Photograph: Michael Jarecki

Square One

CAFE MUSTACHE Now serving cocktails, e.g., the Laura Palmer (vodka, blood-orange tea and lemonade). 2313 N Milwaukee Ave (773- 877-3327). file under:unlikely mergers of caffeine, alcohol and Twin Peaks

CITY WINERY Though this is more a music venue than a bar, we’re certain you’re supposed to drink here. 1200 W Randolph St (312-773-9463). file under:live music, winos

THE J. PARKER Question: When it gets cold, where are all these people going to go? 1816 N Clark St (312-254-4747). file under:cocktailians, great escapes

RM CHAMPAGNE SALON May all your pain be Champagne. At RM. With caviar. 116 N Green St (312-243-1199).file under:date night, winos

SABLE KITCHEN + BAR The latest chapter in this cocktail bar’s novel: tropical, tiki-inspired drinks. 505 N State St (312-755-9704). file under:cocktailians

SKY TERRACE AT THE IVY How did this stylish roof deck keep its opening so under the radar? 233 E Ontario St (312-335-5444). file under:swank spots

SQUARE ONE Wine and charcuterie come to the one bougie neighborhood not drowning in them. 1400 S Michigan Ave (312-786-1750). file under:neighborhoodie, winos

WOOD Actually, we’re advocating you drink anywhere near Backwoods, Wood’s late-night frites window. 3335 N Halsted St (773-935-9663). file under:dreams do come true

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