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Where to Go on a Milwaukee Avenue Bar Crawl in Logan Square

Five spots to hit—and three new ones coming soon—on a thirsty stretch of Milwaukee between Fullerton and Diversey.

Shannon Marie, a Chicago Distilling Company bartender   Photo: Anna Knott

The new drinking wisdom: If it’s a spot worth checking out, it’s probably on Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square, where smash-hit bars seem to pop up daily. Here’s your bar-crawl itinerary for the five places where everyone wants to raise a glass this month.

Milwaukee Avenue map

1. Parts and Labor

Gripe not: Your ATM fee is offset by a free shot. 2700 N. Milwaukee Ave.

2. Analogue

Violet Hour vets tone it down with a chill bar. See why it’s one of Chicago’s Best New Bars. 2523 N. Milwaukee Ave.

3. The Whistler

The granddaddy of them all still packs ’em in. Find out why this bar made last year’s “Best of the Best” list. 2421 N. Milwaukee Ave.

4. The Radler

Holy schnitzel, this beer hall’s hopping. Read about more about it on our list of Best New Bars. 2375 N. Milwaukee Ave.

5. Chicago Distilling Company

No-frills cocktails feature spirits distilled onsite. Browse photos of our night at the Logan Square watering hole. 2359 N. Milwaukee Ave.

 

The Newcomers

East Room (Opened in late Feburary): A brand new speakeasy just off Milwaukee. 2828 W. Medill Ave.

Slippery Slope (Opening in March or April): The dance floor from departed bar Bonny’s plus bottled Scofflaw drinks. 2357 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Emporium (Opening in May): The new location for a pint of ale and a round of air hockey. 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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