Chicago’s Five Hottest Bars Right Now

Where to get flaming drinks, outdoor drinks, drinks at Chicago’s new secret speakeasy, and more drinks.

Brandon Phillips, Bottlefork mixologist   Photo: Anna Knott


Cocktails made with food-infused liquor mean never drinking on an empty stomach. 441 N. Clark St.

Charcoal Bar

Thanks to the resurfacing of Michael Simon (Carriage House), Sumi Robata’s basement bar rises from the ashes. Read more about River North’s cocktail hideaway. 702 N. Wells St.

Commonwealth Tavern

Roscoe Village, we all covet thy neighborhood bar. Browse photos of Roscoe Village’s newest sports bar. 2000 W. Roscoe St.

East Room

The single bulb marking the entrance gives a whole new meaning to “red-light district.” Check out pics of our night at Chicago’s secret speakeasy. 2828 W. Medill Ave.

IO Urban Roofscape

See and be seen, rain or shine. Find out more about the new indoor/outdoor terrace and view photos of our recent visit. Godfrey Hotel, 127 W. Huron St.



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