broken shaker

Broken Shaker

The Chicago outpost of Broken Shaker (whose Miami location won 2015 Tales of the Cocktail award for "Best Hotel Bar")  boasts "Chicago-style mixology" in the form of old-school classics, new offerings…



As its name hints, Bottlefork's food and drink are deeply intertwined. Take, for example, the “Smoke of the Day” cocktail, which features drippings from the day’s roast, or the seasonal house…

Celeste Chicago cocktail bars


Celeste is a split personality, two-story operation. Start on the dark, lounge-like ground level for easygoing sours, bottled cocktails and loud music. Then hit the second floor Deco Room to…

The Berkshire Room Chicago cocktail bars

Berkshire Room

Located on the first floor of downtown’s Acme Hotel, the hip Berkshire Room oozes a cool, modern ambiance that hints at exclusivity. But while the interior décor is lush, the…

Rossi's Liquor Chicago dive bar

Rossi’s Liquors

Rossi’s isn’t a cocktail bar. It’s not even a beer bar. It’s a bar-bar—a perfectly sinister, open-all-day dive for those days when work simply won’t do. (It’s also technically a…