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Part cocktail bar, art gallery, record label and live music club, The Whistler mixes it all so seamlessly in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. Live musical performances can be enjoyed almost every night without a cover charge, while the bartenders create affordable and artistic cocktails that have guests begging for more. The cocktail menu may be printed every day, but don’t be shy of asking the bartender to choose something for you. Read more »All New & Notable Chicago Nightlife »
Chicagoans do brunch very well, and it’s a whiskey-loving town that may be the reason Twisted Spoke in Chicago’s west town neighborhood is almost always packed. The large bar features a skeleton riding a giant spinning motorcycle on its roof, which only adds to the atmosphere. Inside, diners will find a long metal bar with more than 400 whiskey options, almost a dozen Bloody Mary choices and a brunch menu that is second to none. Read more »All New & Notable Chicago Nightlife »
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Chicago’s perpetual energy proves there is no shortage of nighttime entertainment. River North is a catalogue of lively bars for young professionals. Along with a selection of swanky clubs, line down the block. Watch some amateurs as their flip-flops are denied entrance. Choose from a variety of live musical stylings, from catchy jazz to double-base punk. Like all Chicago business, nightlife is an enterprising market. Tequila is taking over the modern bar scene. Opt for a low-key at a late-night dive bar. The city lashes out once again, reviving the speakeasy. The entrance at Wicker Park's Violet Hour gives little hint to its identity, unless the yellow light bulb catches your eye. Cocktail hour is progressing with the times as bars and clubs introduce original, signature drinks.
- Chicago Expert Emma Watters