The Chop Shop

Good for a buzz and a bag of encased meat. Check out pics from our evening at the multi-functional Wicker Park bar. 2033 W. North Ave., 773-537-4440

Hunter & Tails

Humboldt Park’s bar scene has burgeoned. 2700 W. Chicago Ave., 773-276-8509

Lone Wolf

Have your nightcap on Restaurant Row, too. Browse pics of our night at the new West Loop bar. 806 W. Randolph St., 312-600-9391

Punch House

The perfect escape from sports bar and craft beer ruts. Read our story on this come-as-you-are bar. 1227 W. 18th St., 312-526-3851

Rhine Hall

Who knew Chicago was a brandy-loving town? View photos of our visit to West Loop’s new father-daughter distillery. 2010 W. Fulton St., 312-243-4313