Bars in Chicago

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Bars in Chicago

Nightlife Overview
Name Category Location
 
The Aviary
Chef Grant Achatz applies his cutting-edge culinary style to cocktails...
Bars The Loop, Including West Loop and South Loop
 
Big Chicks
In the Uptown area of the Far North Side, Big Chicks is a striking...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Blokes & Birds
A departure from the typical Wrigleyville sports bar, this modern...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Bridge House Tavern
With an enormous patio overlooking the Chicago River, this bar...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Bull & Bear
Bull & Bear amps up the testosterone, with a dual focus on...
Bars Near North and River North
 
The California Clipper Lounge
In Humboldt Park, just to the west of Wicker Park, California...
Bars Wicker Park and Bucktown
 
Charlie's
A country-and-western dance club, Charlie's lets you two-step...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Circuit
The biggest dance club in Boystown, Circuit is a stripped-down...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Citizen Bar
Everyone's welcome at Citizen Bar, a sleek space with exposed...
Bars Near North and River North
 
The Closet
The Closet is a basic dive bar with a gay twist. This compact...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Crimson Lounge
Crimson Lounge, in the Hotel Sax, delivers on its name—red leather...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Debonair Social Club
Debonair Social Club, in the historic Flat Iron Building, combines...
Bars Wicker Park and Bucktown
 
Delilah's
Delilah's is a rare dive bar amid Lincoln Park's tonier establishments...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Division Street
For the vestiges of the old Rush Street, continue north to Division...
Bars Near North and River North
 
The Drawing Room
Adjacent to private lounge Privet (only guests with personal...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Encore
Encore is a jazzed-up hotel lounge sandwiched between the Cadillac...
Bars The Loop, Including West Loop and South Loop
 
Fado
Fado uses imported wood, stone, and glass to create its Irish...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Faith & Whiskey
Faith & Whiskey stands out among Lincoln Park bars with its...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Gamekeepers
Gamekeepers is full of sports fans and former frat boys. With...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Gilt Bar
Cocktails like the Bee's Knees (gin, lemon, and honey) set the...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Gingerman Tavern
Up the street from Wrigley Field, Gingerman Tavern deftly manages...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Hi-Tops
Hi-Tops, relocated a bit south of its original Wrigleyville location...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Holiday Club
Holiday Club bills itself as the "Swinger's mecca." Rat Pack...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Hopleaf
Hopleaf, an anchor in the Andersonville corridor, continues the...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Hub 51
Hub 51 features a vaulted, loftlike industrial space. Sip cocktails...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Hubbard Inn
Billing itself as a "Continental tavern," this two-story River...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Hydrate
Hydrate combines a relaxed front lounge with a late-night, high-energy...
Bars Near North and River North
 
John Barleycorn
A historic pub with a long wooden bar, John Barleycorn can get...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Joie de Vine
Joie de Vine started as a wine bar catering to a lesbian clientele...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Kincade's
This spot packs 'em in on two levels with a 10-foot-wide video...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Kitty O'Shea's
Kitty O'Shea's, a handsome room in the Chicago Hilton and Towers...
Bars The Loop, Including West Loop and South Loop
 
Lumen
Lumen is worth the difficulty getting here—it's in a former meatpacking...
Bars The Loop, Including West Loop and South Loop
 
The Map Room
The Map Room might help you find your way around Chicago, if...
Bars Wicker Park and Bucktown
 
The Motel Bar
The Motel Bar has all the comforts of a real, honest-to-goodness...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Nick's Beer Garden
Nick's Beer Garden is a neighborhood favorite, especially in...
Bars Wicker Park and Bucktown
 
North End
A gay sports bar, the North End is a favorite spot to watch the...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Northside Bar & Grill
Northside Bar & Grill was one of the first anchors of the...
Bars Wicker Park and Bucktown
 
Rockit Bar & Grill
Designer Nate Berkus assembled Rockit's hunter-lodge look: wood-plank-framed...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Rodan
The highly stylized Rodan is a restaurant and lounge that caters...
Bars Wicker Park and Bucktown
 
ROOF on theWit
One of the city's hottest perches, ROOF occupies the 27th floor...
Bars The Loop, Including West Loop and South Loop
 
Roscoe's Tavern and Cafe
Roscoe's Tavern, in the heart of Boystown, is a longtime favorite...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Rush Street
The famous Chicago bar scene known as Rush Street has faded into...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Sheffield's
Sheffield's spans the seasons with a shaded beer garden in summer...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Sidetrack
The video bar Sidetrack is tuned into a different theme every...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Silver Cloud Bar & Grill
Silver Cloud Bar & Grill might be the only place in the city...
Bars Wicker Park and Bucktown
 
Sluggers
Sluggers is packed after Cubs games in the nearby stadium, and...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Vertigo Sky Lounge
Trendsetters hit the scene on the 26th floor of the Dana Hotel...
Bars Near North and River North
 
The Violet Hour
The Violet Hour channels a Prohibition-era speakeasy—an unmarked...
Bars Wicker Park and Bucktown
 
Webster's Wine Bar
A romantic place for a date, Webster's stocks more than 500 bottles...
Bars Near North and River North
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