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Atop Lincoln Park's funky Hotel Lincoln is this swanky bar and restaurant. Mixologist Erin Hayes presents an innovative destination drinking program that features a rotating menu of cocktails from ... read more
Don’t put this bar in a box based on its Lincoln Park location. With Violet Hour vet Stephen Cole and Greg Butera of Aviary at the helm, the bar is set high in regards to the cocktail selecti... read more
Live music and comedy take over the former McDunna's location. The gastropub menu focuses on craft beer and burgers, around twenty of them to be exact, with nine kinds of meat to choose from. You... read more
It's no secret that Chicagoans like their sports bars. What is secret though is the winning combination the guys behind Four Corners Tavern Group keep coming up with. In this, their latest creation... read more
Taking a cue from Europe's bright, modern wine bars, 25-seat watering hole focuses on hand-picked varietals from Spain, France and Italy. Small plates like warm brie with honey and apples, or panin... read more
If you want anyone in Chicago starting up a new music venue, it's gotta be Mike and Chris Schuba. After 20 years of running Schubas Tavern in Lakeview into infamy, the two have gone balls out to t... read more
Bar Owner Hunter Cannon has replaced his old, frat-friendly Ta'Too with the edgier, rock bar Faith & Whiskey. Expect lots of guitars: shadow-boxed on the walls and featured in glossy photos hel... read more
Tucked away under Equinox Lincoln Park is a bleach-white-and-electric-blue temple to Delano-chic. A hot crowd of locals lounges on low, white leather banquettes as equally-as-hot DJs spin everythin... read more
A professional crowd gathers in this lofted, exposed brick space, filled with of wood, a fireplace and very little pretension for Lincoln Park. The D.O.C. is Italian stamp of quality for regional f... read more
The exposed brick interior and blazing fireplace make this a cozy spot to spend an entire night in the winter, but come summer everyone takes it outdoors-or at least tries to, as the table wait can... read more
To make a toast at Prost, the newest watering hole to soak up the Lincoln Park scene, just lift your half-litre stein or boot-full of brew towards your equally-as-intoxicated neighbor and yell pr... read more
Like so many nightlife efforts in Chicago, this Coyote Ugly-esque bar is a poor man's version of New York's Hogs and Heifers. The ladies behind the bar sport lots of put-on 'tude, periodically (and... read more
Katerina's has the feel of a small Southern European club, with a live band to match. Surrounded by scarlet walls and black and white photos of lesser-known showbiz luminaries, crowds gather at ta... read more
Owner Herb Rosen hasn't swapped out the bar's KISS Meets the Phantom of the Theme Park VHS tape since the doors opened more than 10 years ago, but Liar's red fez lampshades, red vinyl booths, and t... read more
The perpetually packed Bird's Nest lures groups of college-age sports buddies and fraternity brothers who co-mingle with neo-hippies that flock for live acoustic performances held in the back room.... read more
Referring to the infamously challenging bowling split, this four-lane lounge stands out for its small, swanky front bar and side rooms with comfy couches and pool tables. Everything but the lanes a... read more
A beautiful, intimate spot that's a perfect stop for an after-movie nightcap (the Webster Place movie theater is right across the street). This wine bar offers excellent small plates and attractive... read more
Seedy punk/mod/rocker/greaser hangout that's somehow survived amidst an ever-homogenizing neighborhood of Irish pubs, nail shops and upscale eateries. The neon Maker's Mark sign is the only giv... read more
This mega-complex of adult fun flaunts arcade games, pool, and of course, Whirleyball! Jai alai meets bumper cars in an unholy union that stokes otherwise sedate hipsters into untoward displays of ... read more
The words seasonal and local seem to be attached to every other res...
Bold experiment provides a bar with everything but the booze. Every...
Massive River North sports bar that becomes late night DJ club. Sup...
Tucked below the swanky River North dining hotspot (yes, Gilt Bar i...
EDM and global house live performances and DJs perform and spin at ...