A Valentine’s Day bar guide based on relationship status
The Dana Hotel’s sea monster-inspired bar brings the ocean to downtown Chicago.
Lo Rez Brewing and Taproom and Alulu Brewpub and Brewery join Moody Tongue’s tasting room to make Pilsen a beer destination.
At the Dana Hotel’s luxe rooftop bar, Benjamin Schiller’s drinks are garnished with everything from edible butterflies to hard candy and served in vessels such as a snail shell and a bong.
Tapster and Navigator Taproom offer a buffet for beer lovers.
The new 6,000-square-foot patio boasts bocce courts, a camper bar, a fire pit—and some underwhelming food and drink offerings.
At the Sauganash taproom you can taste Alarmist’s beers, almost all of which would pair well with some quality porch time.
The recently renovated Lawrence House has given the neighborhood a new watering hole.
The Back of the Yards brewery is making very approachable beer.
Gone are the sweaty late-night dance parties that made Bonny’s notorious.
The Heisler Hospitality spot is a cafe by day, and by night a bustling bar focused on Latin American spirits.
The drinks are a bit uneven, but the weeknight atmosphere is inviting.
Wicker Park’s Tropikava Kafe serves up an alcohol alternative that promises relaxing, even euphoric effects.
The ticketed eight-seat bar inside the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel offers a history lesson via vintage spirits.