The Betty

Though The Betty was established in 2015, its décor— brass cash registers, cozy lounge chairs, a wooden piano—is as old school as its name. Coined an "upscale tavern," this bar strikes…


Chicago Athletic Association

Inside the Chicago Athletic Association—a boutique hotel housed in a dramatic 1890s building—guests and casual drop-ins alike will find games, food and top-notch cocktails available from multiple different bars. Speakeasy-meets-men's-club, The Game Room sees…

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Lost Lake

A Logan Square tiki oasis with all the modern trappings (not least of all friendly bartenders well-versed in rum), Lost Lake joins Land & Sea's roster of delightful destinations, alongside Longman &…

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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…


Sun Stealer

In the Sun Stealer, Henry Prendergast mixes cacao white with bracing gin and herbal Fernet, plus a dose of sweet vermouth, for a rich yet balanced spiced cocktail.

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Box Lunch

In this play on a boxed lunch milk jug, Alex Bachman mixes together three unexpected parts—the lightly bitter Italian aperitivo genepi, palo cortado sherry and oatmeal-infused goat's milk.