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The Five Hottest Bars in Chicago Right Now

Five places where everyone wants to raise a glass in September

Wines at Ampersand Wine Bar   Photo: Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune

Ampersand Wine Bar

No more sour grapes, Ravenswood residents—you’ve now got a vino-dedicated spot that most nabes would kill for. 4845 N. Damen Ave. Website


Not clear which is better-looking: the drinks, the drinkers, or the view. CAA Hotel, 12 S. Michigan Ave. Website

The Heavy Feather

See “Try the Heavy Feather’s Plum Gin Fizz.” 2357 N. Milwaukee Ave. Website

Rec Room

The envy of illicit teen parties everywhere. 18 W. Hubbard St. Website

Tack Room

Just your average, everyday Western-inspired piano bar in a carriage house. 1227 W. 18th St. Website


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