Want to Start One of the Best Bars in Chicago? Build Along a Diagonal Street

Location, location, location: if our guide to the city’s best bars is any indication, one thing many of them share, whether dive or cocktail lounge or neighborhood haunt, is a location on or near one of the city’s diagonal corridors.

Our 100 Best Bars package just went online, and it features a wonderful map put together by my colleague @tribluke. Because of how my brain works, I was immediately distracted from the many great offerings our team put together by a pattern on the map. It makes sense, if you consider the most efficient way of commuting in Chicago (or if you’ve ever gone from downtown to Weegee’s).

Update: Indeed, Guys Drinking Beer calls Lincoln Avenue Chicago’s best drinking street.

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