Our guide to the 25 quintessential bars that make Chicago what it is.
September 22, 2023
The 13 best new bars in Chicago.
August 16, 2023
There are plenty of places to drink in the neighborhood, but these are our favorites.
May 17, 2023
Our picks for when it’s more about the drinks, but you still want some good food.
September 20, 2019
Because you deserve nice things.
January 18, 2023
Order an espresso martini from one of these places.
March 2, 2021
Where to eat, drink, and meet strangers.
November 29, 2018
Provare is an Italian and Creole spot in West Town.
September 6, 2023
Desert Hawk is a bar in Wicker Park with great Mexican food and burgers from Taco Sublime.
August 31, 2023
Visit Marina’s for fantastic cocktails and a bowl of pollo al ajillo you won’t forget.
August 30, 2023
Shanghai Terrace is a fancy Chinese restaurant inside of the Peninsula Hotel on the Mag Mile.
Bar 504 is a luxurious River North cocktail lounge on the second floor of Le Select.
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.
Sifr is a “modern Middle Eastern” spot in River North with great food and cocktails.
July 13, 2023
Nomonomo is a Logan Square izakaya from the same team behind Ramen Wasabi next door.
June 30, 2023
Tetto is a rooftop bar in the West Loop that serves food from Professor Pizza.
June 15, 2023
Čálli is a casual restaurant in Soho House with a short menu full of great Mexican dishes.
June 13, 2023
Estereo FM is an all-day cocktail bar in Fulton Market with great cocktails.
June 2, 2023
Pigtail is a basement cocktail bar underneath Jaleo with hit-or-miss food, but good cocktails.
The Pearl Club is a swanky-looking cocktail lounge in River West.
May 11, 2023
The Drifter is a fun speakeasy with live burlesque shows located underneath The Green Door Tavern in River North.
April 13, 2023
The Office is the more lowkey basement speakeasy underneath The Aviary with delicious (albeit pricey) cocktails.
Big Jones serves excellent Southern food in Andersonville.
February 23, 2023
Passport Bar Room is a sports bar with good food and decent cocktails.
February 22, 2023
Osito's Tap is cozy bar in Little Village with great cocktails, draft beer, and tasty Mexican food.
February 15, 2023
Logan Square's The Heavy Feather is Slippery Slope's second-floor cocktail bar that's perfect for a relaxed hang with great drinks in a vintage atmosphere.
Bar Esmé is a great upscale Lincoln Park restaurant that's attached to tasting menu spot Esmé.
January 10, 2023