Bar Exam

How many of Chicago magazine’s 100 best bars have you been to? Use this checklist to help keep track,  then share your results on Twitter.

Best of the Best

  • Scofflaw
  • Big Star
  • The Aviary
  • Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar
  • The Whistler
  • Rootstock
  • Drumbar
  • Half Acre Tap Room
  • Delilah’s
  • Joie de Vine

Best Hotel Lounges

  • Allium at the Four Seasons
  • The Bar at the Peninsula Chicago
  • Crimson Lounge at Hotel Sax
  • The J. Parker at Hotel Lincoln
  • The Library at the Public Chicago
  • Lockwood Bar at the Palmer House
  • Rebar at Trump International Hotel & Tower
  • Roof at theWit

Best Game Day Bars

  • Anthem
  • Lincoln Tap Room
  • Schaller’s Pump
  • Tripoli Tap
  • Will’s Northwoods Inn

Best Bars for Music

  • Empty Bottle
  • The Green Mill
  • The Hideout
  • Honky Tonk BBQ
  • Hungry Brain

Best Drink-Time Diversions

  • Alice’s Lounge
  • The Globe Pub
  • Guthries Tavern
  • Headquarters
  • Mary’s Attic

Best Cocktail Spots

  • Bar Deville
  • The Barrelhouse Flat
  • The Drawing Room
  • The Grafton
  • Longman & Eagle
  • The Matchbox
  • Maude’s Liquor Bar
  • Sable
  • Tiny Lounge
  • The Violet Hour
  • Watershed
  • Weegee’s Lounge

Best Bars for Grub

  • Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf
  • Cortland’s Garage
  • Dancen
  • McGill’s
  • Moody’s Pub
  • Old Town Social
  • Simone’s
  • SmallBar
  • Three Aces
  • Tuman’s Tap & Grill

Best Craft Beer Havens

  • Fischman Liquors & Tavern
  • Fountainhead
  • Hopleaf
  • Map Room
  • Quenchers Saloon
  • Sheffield’s

Best Neighborhood Spots

  • Aberdeen Tap
  • Bernice’s Tavern
  • California Clipper
  • Charleston
  • City Tavern
  • Cork and Kerry
  • Danny’s Tavern
  • Edgewater Lounge
  • Emmit’s
  • Floyd’s Pub
  • GMan Tavern
  • Glascott’s
  • Green Door Tavern
  • Hüettenbar
  • Marty’s
  • Ñ
  • Twisted Spoke
  • Wabash Tap

Best LGBT Bars

  • Big Chicks
  • Elixir
  • Second Story
  • Sidetrack
  • T’s Bar & Restaurant

Best Wine Bars

  • Ada St.
  • Bar Pastoral
  • The Bluebird
  • RM Champagne Salon
  • Telegraph
  • Vera

Best Dives

  • Archie’s Iowa Rockwell Tavern
  • Carol’s Pub
  • Cole’s
  • Galway Bay
  • Happy Village
  • Monk’s
  • The Old Town Ale House
  • Simon’s Tavern
  • Skylark
  • Woodlawn Tap

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8 months ago
Posted by Kellan

I wish I could do this exam for the February 2010 Best Bars. Me and my Buddy did them all over a summer while living in Chicago.

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/February-2010/The-100-Best-Bars-in-Chicago-clubs-lounges-nightspots-wine-bars-cocktail-boutiques-more/

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