When in Chicago, it’s important to be able to figure out and navigate the city’s best hot spots for drinking. From beer to cocktails and from dive bars to nightclubs, there’s something for everyone! Here are 10 Chicago bars you do not want to miss out.
10. Hopleaf Bar
You’ll find one of the most gorgeous bars in the city located in Andersonville. A brew-oriented hangout with dozens of options to choose from, this place is fun for everyone (as long as they’re 21)!
The Press Room is one of the coziest wine bars in the whole city and offers an extensive selection of snacks to pair your wine with.
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This place is Chicago’s premier tropical tiki bar and is hidden below the streets of River North. The secret hideaway is full of tropical-themed fun and absolutely delicious drinks.
The Old Time Ale House has been around since the 50’s and is one of the coolest dive bars out there. It’s a saloon-inspired bar full of crazy artwork and some fun games.
6. Billy Sunday
Don’t let the name fool you, Billy Sunday is open every day of the week! This gorgeous bar offers a variety of different drinks and is the perfect spot for a date night.
Raised offers one of the best views in the entire city, located in the heart of downtown. The bar has an indoor/outdoor lounge located on the third floor of the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel.
One of the best sports bars in town is located insanely close to Wrigley Field, offering fun all year round, not just during baseball season! The historic bar has been in service since the 30’s and offers beer, delicious food and of course, a lot of sport-loving people.
One of the most popular and lively gay bars in the city, Sidetrack is the place to go for nightlife fun and a good time! It’s one of the biggest bars in the city too; it is home to six different rooms, including an outdoor area.
2. Joy District
Located in River North, Joy District is a three-story bar that is perfect for those who like options: hanging out and chilling, dancing, or appreciating the skyline. These Chicago bars have gorgeous views.
There is no doubt about it: Cindy’s has the best view of the city. Located across the street from Millennium Park, this stylish rooftop bar offers prime drinks and food and can’t be missed.