Geek Bar

Dweebs, nerds, and dorks, meet your future home: a sanctuary opening its arms to all types of drinkers and eaters (with a menu including vegan and soy-free options), enforced by an anti-harassment policy so everyone is comfortable.
1960 N. Clybourn Ave., geekbarchicago.com



Lagunitas Brewery and Taproom

The California-based craft beer pioneer planned to begin brewing at its 300,000-square-foot digs late last month: Come spring, Chicago will finally get its first taste at the taproom.
1843 S. Washtenaw Ave., lagunitas.com


Early 2014

Slippery Slope

The Logan Square block that’s home to the Radler (No. 13) will also host a new joint from the Scofflaw team; drinks will be mainly shots and beer.
2357 N. Milwaukee Ave.



Tippling Hall

 The Mercadito guys bill the bar they're opening in a River North loft space a “temple of all things alcohol.”
646 N. Franklin St., tipplinghall.com