Happy hour; the best time of day for a typical work day in the city! Chicago is home to some of the best bars ever for drinks, food, and nightlife. You can find something in almost any style and vibe that you prefer whether it is something more chill or more upscale. Here are some of the best bars you should check out in Chicago!
Located on the outskirts of town, Hala Kahiki tiki bar is a low key looking little shack in the middle of nowhere…but it sure is a gem worth trying! It has been there for YEARS; local Chicagoans will definitely have parents that have hung out there in their twenties! The drinks though are to die for! If you like fruity and strong Hawaiian style drinks, this place is the best!
The Violet Hour
A sexy, jazzy, speakeasy vibe, The Violet Hour is the perfect place for a chill but classy atmosphere and upscale cocktails. Its great for after work happy hour, or a romantic evening out. You will definitely feel like you are taken back into the 1920’s here.
Three Dots And A Dash
Another amazing Hawaiian place to try is Three Dots And A Dash. Located deep in the city on River North, this bar has some of the best reviews for drinks. To some this place may be very “girly” but there is no shame in loving those fruity drinks when they are that good! A great place for a night out!
Rooftop, brunch, and drinks, what is there not to love?! Known to have one of the best views of the city, Cindy’s rooftop is always poppin with a good and delicious time! Drink up on those mimosas while eating yummy french toast and getting those Instagram aesthetics ready!
Another very nice rooftop bar, Drumbar is a great spot for a classy drink. Beautiful indoors and out, it is great for a get together after work or a fancy party! The drinks, views, venues, and atmosphere is definitely top notch.
Talking about views! This rooftop and also hotel is so magnificent in terms of city views! It has a very art deco style inside and is super glamorous. The drinks and food are very upscale and you will feel like a million bucks spending a fun night at this place!
Imagine a mix of beachy and nautical and you have got yourself Lost Lake. Their drinks are very much inspired by a shipwreck style and they are as good as they look! You will never be bored at this bar trying out all of their yummy creations!
King of Cups
Very new to the city, King of Cups bar is inspired by a royal theme. All of their drinks have names of kings and queens and the decor in the bar is like stepping into a baroque style castle! You are guaranteed pretty glittery and creative drinks at this bar and feeling like royalty with every sip!
JoJo’s Milk Bar
If you’re feeling something sweet, this is the spot for you! Famously known for their milkshakes, JoJo’s also has delicious alcoholic creations as well! Be sure to try them all because their all completely different but oh soooo good you will be begging for more! Aesthetically pleasing as well, be sure to take lots of cute pics here with your gals. These milkshakes will definitely will be bringing the boys to the yard!