Where to drink Dec 20–26 2012 | The bar chart

Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.

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Bernard’s Bar
Food! Finally, this classy bar in the Elysian (cough—Waldorf Astoria) is serving it. 11 E Walton St (312-646-1300). file under:duck rillettes, oysters, shrimp cocktail

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Drumbar All eyes are on this handsome lounge now that it’s where the Aviary’s Craig Schoettler has surfaced. 201 E Delaware Pl (312-924-2531). file under:cocktailians, swank spots

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Glunz Tavern Don’t ask us what it’s been doing for the past three months, but it’s finally open. 1206 N Wells St (312-642-3000). file under:beer geeks, the magazine who cried Glunz

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La Grande Vie Fancy neighborhood, fancy lounge and restaurant. 215 E Chestnut St (312-643-1111). file under:swank spots

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Municipal Bar River North sports bar—serious about the sports. 216 W Ohio St (312-834-3109). file under:game on

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Park Tavern Fans of drinking before watching sports have a new go-to near the United Center. 1645 W Jackson Blvd (312-243-4276). file under:game on

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Suite 25
No ampersand, no pig-face small plates, no rare whiskey. Logan Square: Are you guys okay? 2529 N Milwaukee Ave (312-671-3466). file under:sports bars

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Ward Eight
An Evanston bar on the Bar Chart. Are the Mayans right? Is the world actually ending? 629 W Howard St, Evanston (773-369-4911). file under:cocktailians, proof evolution exists

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