2601 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60647 +1 773 292 9463
Nestled in the nerve center of Chicago's Logan Square, Telegraph is a sheer haven for any wine lover. They offer a plethora of options, ranging across rose, red, white, sparkling, cider, vintage and mature wines. Those who would like to save some cash can choose to purchase wine by the glass rather than an entire bottle. Telegraph also offers a limited variety of beers, gin, vodka, rum, tequila, grappa and more. Executive chef Johnny Anderes' contemporary dishes are a perfect accompaniment for your drink.
3143 West Logan Boulevard Chicago, IL 60647 +1 773 661 2485
On the fringes of Logan Square, lies Billy Sunday, where one can enjoy a libation at any time in the week. Take a pick from their special delicious mixes like Daiquiri, Against the Bliss, House Cup and more. One can even choose from their range of beers and wines. Accompany your drink with a small plate from their menu. The Pig Ears and Steak Tartare are highly recommended. Though the kitchen shuts earlier, guests can continue enjoying their drinks at the bar till later in the night.
3201 West Armitage Avenue Chicago, IL 60647 +1 773 252 9700
Scofflaw is a pure haven for lovers of gin and its related concoctions. Since its opening in 2012, Scofflaw has become a favorite of cocktail lovers in Chicago. When at this place, do not miss out on their house special Scofflaw Old Tom Gin. Though exclusively a cocktail bar they also have a range of American craft beers for brew lovers. Accompany your drink with a dish of appetizers from their menu. You don't have to break any laws, to enjoy a drink at Scofflaw!
2101 North California Avenue Chicago, IL 60647 +1 773 278 7170
Remember partying all night in your friend's basement? Well at Ronny's you'd experience just that. If you are looking for a high-class swanky place, this is not it, but a crowd puller nonetheless. Being one of the "good music-no non-sense" hang-outs of the city, this place serves as a venue for various music concerts and is packed with people on most of the days. Bold interiors, reasonably priced drinks and quick service-that's Ronny's for you.
1925 West Cortland Street Chicago, IL 60622 +1 773 489 0738
This 'bar and grill' started off in 1934 as a tavern and was notorious as a gambling and strip-joint. This is where the famous Chicago mafia conducted their underground deals. The bar has come a long way since its seedy beginnings. It now serves a variety of beers and wines and the menu is broadly divided into tasty bar grub, soups, grills, entrees and daily specials. Lotties hosts a range of interesting events every month and you can also host private parties in the basement room which has a private bar and a powerful sound system.
2020 North Oakley Avenue Chicago, IL 60647 +1 773 489 5471
Gallery Cabaret is a cushy, though somewhat narrow, Bucktown neighborhood bar and art gallery. Bands perform here several nights a week. Local celebrity blues acts and lounge pianists Ben & Pepper regularly make appearances, and Pepper's art also frequently adorns the walls. Gallery Cabaret has a good selection of beer, though be forewarned-prices are more expensive on weekends. You can also order pizza, if hunger calls. Admission varies.
3425 West Fullerton Avenue Chicago, IL 60647 +1 773 384 3243
Do not be deceived by the availability of cheap shots and PBR here, The Burlington Bar has a fantastic group of DJs who cater to a diverse clientele. There is always a party here, even on Sunday nights! This is an old bar made brand new, so be sure to check it out. Beware of the ghost of La Donna, which supposedly haunted the old building, but hasn't been spotted recently.
2338 Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60647 +1 773 276 5802
Cole's Bar is what you would call a neighborhood bar for the people, by the people. The bar is owned by Coleman Brice, a musician in the band The Splendid Ape. With local artists' work sometimes on display, fashioned like a tavern, this bar is perfect to go have a drink and relax. The bar serves some beers on the tap like Goose Island Matilda, but serves cheaper beers by the bottle. The local artwork here at Cole's isn't only of the visual kind, local musicians are also showcased here, giving them the perfect stage to gather up a fan base, or extend their already existing one. Do contact the bar for details on how you can either be featured at the bar or otherwise.
839 Fulton Market Chicago, IL 60607 +1 312 733 2222
Lumen is the first green lounge in Chicago. How green, you ask? It's built from renewable resources concrete, bamboo and stainless steel and offers a variety of organic cocktails. And the owners have planned your experience from beginning to end. When you step inside, you will feel as though you have entered the hippest art gallery in which people feel free enough to dance in and enjoy the drinks. Down the center of the lounge runs a huge light installation that changes color to affect mood and provide ambiance. You will feel enlightened and your conscious will be clear in this new West Loop lounge. -Eun Jung Decker
4050 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60641 +1 773 736 4050
Portage Theater was the first theater in Portage Park to house movies. This classic theater was shut down in 2001, to introduce its patrons with a renovated 1321 seat theater in 2006. Now a host of diverse events including theatrical plays, film screenings, fashion shows, radio and television broadcasts, corporate events and private parties are held here. The state-of-art lighting and acoustics add to the power-packed and enthralling experience.