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Desert Hawk is a bar in Wicker Park with great Mexican food and burgers from Taco Sublime.
August 31, 2023
Offshore is the largest rooftop bar in Chicago, with great views of the skyline and the lake.
August 24, 2023
Utopian Tailgate is a bar in Old Town with a fun rooftop filled with backyard games.
The Kennedy is the rooftop bar of the Hyatt in Wicker Park, with sweeping views of the skyline.
Bar 504 is a luxurious River North cocktail lounge on the second floor of Le Select.
Diego is a Baja-inspired bar in West Town with great seafood dishes, and an excellent burger.
August 3, 2023
Estelle's is a bar and restaurant in Wicker Park with a late-night menu.
August 2, 2023
This Wicker Park spot has the spirit of an Irish pub and an eclectic menu channeling the Pacific Northwest.
July 26, 2023
Two Zero Three is the coffee shop at the ground level of the Virgin Hotel in the Loop, and is a great spot to get some work done.
July 21, 2023
Cafe Mustache is a coffee shop-by-day, local bar-by-night in Logan Square.
No Vacancy is a sports bar and restaurant in River North with lots of TVs, above-average bar food served late, and solid Happy Hour deals.
July 18, 2023
Apero is a small wine bar in North Center.
July 17, 2023
Queen Mary Tavern is a rustic cocktail bar in Wicker Park with great drinks and a $1 oyster Happy Hour.
July 14, 2023
Ada Street is a cute small plates restaurant in Bucktown with a hidden back patio.
Best Intentions is a fun dive bar with great cocktails and tasty smashburgers.
July 12, 2023
This huge spot in the West Loop is perfect for civilized sports viewing experience.
July 7, 2023
Village Tap is a bar in Roscoe Village with a great patio.
Will’s Northwoods Inn is a neighborhood bar in Lakeview with solid bar food, and an allegiance to all things Wisconsin.
Corridor Brewery & Provisions is a brewpub in Lakeview.
June 30, 2023
Tetto is a rooftop bar in the West Loop that serves food from Professor Pizza.
June 15, 2023
Estereo FM is an all-day cocktail bar in Fulton Market with great cocktails.
June 2, 2023