These are the 100 best bars for January 2013. You may also be interested in our 2014 feature on the best new bars in Chicago.

The 100 Best Bars in Chicago

From gritty holes in the wall to cutting-edge cocktail lounges, Chicago is a drinker’s dream. But what of the 1,200-plus spots are most worth a visit? Chicago magazine’s 11-reporter team tossed back beverages in every corner of the city, sizing up each bar on drink quality and selection, service, and atmosphere.

Danny Shapiro of Scofflaw, the best bar in Chicago   Anna Knott



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