Annex at GreenRiver

Meet GreenRiver’s sexier, leather-clad sister lounge. Browse pics of our visit to the intimate bar. 259 E. Erie St. Website

Forbidden Root

A brewery and lab for concocting botanical beers and elixirs: peak beer geekism. Take a look at photos from our night out at the West Town brewpub. 1746 W. Chicago Ave. Website

Hopewell Brewing Co.

See “Hopewell Brewing Co. Puts Lagers in the Spotlight.” Also, check out pics of our outing to the Logan Square brewery. 2760 N. Milwaukee Ave. Website

The Sixth

Where imbibers sip from fishbowls containing ocean scenes and perfumed steam. Browse photos of our visit to the Lincoln Square cocktail bar. 2200 W. Lawrence Ave. Website

Whiskey Business

Your safe haven for wearing neon slap bracelets. Take a look at all the ’80s and ’90s nostalgia. 1367 N. Milwaukee Ave. Website