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5 More Exotic Spots for Destination Drinking


A new Hemingway-inspired River North concept bar

1) Barra Ñ
This sultry Argentina-by-way-of-Avondale nook features barely there lighting, strong mojitos, and DJ-spun beats that pull dancers out of their seats. 2977 N. Elston Ave.; 773-866-9898

2) Huettenbar
It’s Oktoberfest every night at this slice of Germany in Lincoln Square: flower boxes in the windows, veteran bartenders, frosty $5.50 steins of suds. 4721 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-561-2507

3) Leopold
A West Town newbie, this gastropub turns on the Old World charm, luring passers­by with its Belgian beers and hearty fare. 1450 W. Chicago Ave.; leopoldchicago.com

4) Wang’s
This kitschy Shanghai surprise has become a Boystown classic. The vintage porn in the bathroom will really make you blush. 3317 N. Broadway; 773-296-6800

5) Trader Vic’s
The oversize bar at this tiki chain still brings the Polynesian sizzle, with mai tais for a retro $8. 1030 N. State St.; tradervicschicago.com


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