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Brought to you by the guys behind clubs Zentra, Sound-Bar and Crescendo, this is their new, low-key attempt at a new nightlife all-things-to-all-people place. Daytime bites from a decent menu, or a... read more
Deemed the world's first "iBar." Build cocktails from recipe list of more than 600 drinks on giant 3-D touchscreens—a "Poison Generator"—and kick back, wait for it to be delivered. Snag... 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
Chicagoans waiting for the reopening of this intimate, semi-lux spot are vindicated with a new location in Lincoln Square. Floor-to-ceiling windows, artfully arranged bottles, candlelit circular bo... read more
Exactly what you need in today's economy: another bar in which to drown your sorrows. Except this stock-market-themed pub really calls it like it is. Watch the 50 foot stock ticker scroll across th... read more
What happens when two experienced bar owners open the kind of bar that they would actually want to go to? It instantly becomes a local favorite, of course. Owners Kevin Heisner and Matt Eisler (Emp... read more
Maybe it's the floor-to-ceiling windows or dark leather leather furniture that make you feel like a playboy voyeur, but most likely it's because you're on the 26th floor of a hip hotel and lined up... read more
It's impossible to be prepared for the sheer tininess of this place, no matter how much you're warned. Started by the dudes of Whistler Records, the bar is either stuffed with flannel-shirted indie... read more
Owners Chris and Susan Ongkiko have taken what's outside and ushered it in. Exposed bricks and pipes, sky-high ceilings and lots of reclaimed oak make this old auto-repair shop into Ukie Village's ... read more
Run by the same people behind Y Bar and Sound-Bar, Crescendo continues the theme of bottle service, leather couches, and young professionals busting out their cleavage and secret faux hawks. There'... read more
Timeless vibe here emanates from classic cocktails in hands and sepia photographs above dark leather booths, but the bar's sexiness factor resides with hundreds of white feathers enclosed in glass ... read more
We were excited at the debut of Cork Lounge, mistakenly thinking it was a reopening of the old Cork winebar on Lincoln. How sad we were on opening week to find just another poser Irish pub riddled ... read more
Yes, this bar is exactly what you think it is: another VIP lounge with bottle service and sexy servers. But what is working in their favor -- and sets them apart from their competitors -- is the vi... read more
Their formula's worked so well in Lakeview and downtown, so why not bring it to the West Loop? The dudes behind neighborhood hangs Schoolyard Tap and Sidebar head near the United Center for a sport... read more
The only lounge on the Randolph Street strip where you have to reserve bottle service in order to sit down. Is that really living bon vivant, or living the good life? That's their mantra, y... read more
What sets Roman Sanchez's latest project apart from his others, most notably Moda? Not much, as he's adopted a tested formula that's paid off for him handsomely. Similar to Moda's interior, Griffin... read more
Eatery Vivo now has a sibling in V.I.C.E., which is right next door. But with its downtempo house music, couture bar cuisine, and minimalist setting of slick leather banquettes and oversize floral ... read more
Uptown gentrification continues with the arrival of this 1940s-inspired bar and grill from the people behind Silver Cloud and Five Star. Located close to the Riviera and Annoyance Theatres, it's a ... read more
Maybe it's the neighborhood, an "emerging" segment of California avenue in the Avondale area bordering Logan Square, but it seems like the one-year-old Orbit Room hasn't quite found its audience. O... 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 ...