Our Guide to
Where to Drink
An alpine lodge-inspired brauhaus and an art installation with booze
Drinking in the clouds, expensive Japanese whiskey, and the saddest of piano bars.
The south of the border of the south side
Happy respites from the neighborhood’s crowds, from sub-par cocktails, and from dance clubs that do it wrong
A portal to childhood; a hallowed ground for musicians, artists, and writers; and the only tolerable place to have a beer on the stretch of Division between Damen and Western
Belgian beers galore, craft microbrews, and gløgg
Sourcing a bar that's practically preserved in amber—and maybe, just maybe, the neighborhood's best manhattan
Croatian grog, the alleged birthplace of Second City, and the U. of C.’s semiprivate in-house pub
Coziness, grit, authenticity, and a warning that “shit beer will kill you.” Wait, is this Lincoln Park?
Summer-camp-styled karaoke, an Elvis bust, and barrel-aged whiskey on the bar
From hipster dive bars to a citywide destination for craft cocktails