From underground neighborhood dives to posh downtown rooftop bars, Chicago nightlife is full of mixologists and bartenders who serve expertly made libations across the city. Right now, the cocktail dens of the moment are the Violet Hour, a sophisticated joint known for its creative cocktails, and Three Dots and a Dash, an award-winning watering hole that has the nation rethinking tikki.
Great cocktails, Great design, Live music, Secret or underground, Quirky/offbeat, Popular with locals
More like a modern speakeasy than neighborhood a bar, Bordel is hidden away upstairs from Black Bull. Cocktails and decor are a throwback to 60's and 70's pulp, but the place still has a loose, bohemian vibe.