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Chicago

The 23 Essential Bars in Chicago:
Summer 2018

Chicago might just be the Second City of craft-cocktail dens. After all, it didn’t embrace the boom until the middle of the aughts. But, truth time, it’s always been a great city for bars. Period. From corner taverns and decades-old dives to molecular mixology lounges, the current breadth and diversity of the town’s drinking establishments is impressive as it is unpretentious. These 23 bars are the heartbeat of the city’s drinking culture.—Lauren Viera

*Bars are listed alphabetically.

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The 11 Best New Bars in Chicago:
Summer 2018

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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The 23 Essential Bars in Chicago: Summer 2018

Chicago might just be the Second City of craft-cocktail dens. After all, it didn’t embrace the boom until the middle of the aughts. But, truth time, it’s always been a great city for bars. Period. From corner taverns and decades-old dives to molecular mixology lounges, the current breadth and diversity of the town’s drinking establishments is impressive as it is unpretentious. These 23 bars are the heartbeat of the city’s drinking culture.—Lauren Viera

*Bars are listed alphabetically.

The 11 Best New Bars in Chicago: Summer 2018

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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The Definitive Guide to Chicago’s Best Highballs

What’s not to love about a highball? It’s a delicious introduction to whisky and a refreshing change for scotch aficionados. Wherever you fall on the whisky spectrum, you’ll want to try the intensely smooth highballs being poured at bars all over Chicago. These highballs—all made with The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve—are the perfect way to enjoy the definitive whisky this summer.