CH Distillery

On a recent visit to this West Loop watering hole (and working distillery), the gin was cold and the scene was hot. Here’s a little more info about the food and drinks on the menu. 564 W. Randolph St., 312-707-8780.


At this fantastic spot near Damen and Division, the artwork on display looks even better after a drink. See for yourself. 2015 W. Division St., 773-227-1110.


Find cinema-inspired libations and a ’70s vibe at the bar of The James hotel, also home to David Burke’s Primehouse—Chicago’s best steak house. The James, 610 N. Rush St., 312-660-7191.

The Revel Room

A great Wicker Park place for craft cocktails, brought to you by a roster of nightlife heavy hitters. Take a look at the photos of our evening’s revelry. 1566 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-278-1600

Three Dots and a Dash

At Paul McGee’s newest place, the tiki party never stops. See some photos and read our review. 435 N. Clark St., 312-610-4220