The 11 Best New Bars in Chicago: Summer 2017
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The 11 Best New Bars in Chicago: Summer 2017

Sprinkled throughout Chicagoland, the Windy City’s newest crop of watering holes is as diverse as its cultural roots. There are classic-cocktail dens, rowdy pubs pushing picklebacks, lounges experimenting with modern mixology, and timeless Midwestern taverns. Anything goes in this town, so keep your options open: Pick one of these 11 new spots and see where the night takes you.—Lauren Viera

*Bars are listed alphabetically.

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1.  Deadbolt

One of the more tasteful reduxes in recent months, Deadbolt moved into the former Two Way Lounge space over the winter,…
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2.  Estereo

Inspired by the all-day café culture of Latin America, the newest bar from Heisler Hospitality serves cocktails as strong as its…
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3.  The Flamingo Rum Club

Within River North’s bottle-service-dominated nightlife spectrum, The Flamingo Rum Club falls somewhere between casual and classy. Impossible to miss thanks to…
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4.  Income Tax

The city’s best new wine bar isn’t a wine bar. It’s a cozy Andersonville tavern whose menu reads like a greatest…
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5.  Larry’s

Tucked off the lobby of hipster residential building The Lawrence House, Larry’s touts itself as a modern dive bar, serving its…
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6.  The Mezcal Bar at Quiote

Around the corner from this modern Mexican spot, follow the glow of the neon agave plant to this basement speakeasy. Quiote’s…
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7.  NIGHTHAWK

Though it opens early for Brown Line commuters to grab a piping hot (or cold-brewed) La Colombe coffee, Nighthawk really comes…
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8.  Park & Field

One of the most unique theme bars to open in some time, Park & Field is a throwback sports tavern with…
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9.  SPILT MILK

Straddling the best of both worlds, Spilt Milk is a legit neighborhood corner tavern that’s manned by a ragtag team of…
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10.  The Up & Up

Perched atop The Robey, one half of Wicker Park’s new boutique hotel diptyque, Up & Up is mesmerizing and minimalist and…
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11.  VOL. 39

The likelihood of working a hotel bar into regular rotation spiked with the opening of Vol. 39. Attached to the seriously…
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