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Chicago’s 50 Best Bars

We rank our favorite watering holes, from high-end cocktail dens to total dives. Drink up!

My Bar Is …

Five Chicago writers talk about their favorite places away from home


Jake’s Pub

Newark Nook

Simon’s Tavern

The Promontory
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Where the Top 50 Bars Are

Find the Perfect Bar for You

Not sure where to start? Use this tool to get yourself on the right track.

What’ve You Had?

How many of this year’s list have you been to? Use this checklist to keep track, then use it to brag with your friends.

OK, So Where Did We Goof?

Think we left one something out? Don't keep it to yourself. Let us have it with the form below.
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