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Pavè

Widely regarded as one of the best pasticcerie in Milan, the lovely Pavè (named after the cobblestones that are the curse of every Milanese woman trying to walk in high…

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Taglio

Part gourmet specialty store, part coffee bar, part restaurant, the versatile and friendly Taglio is open all day, from breakfast to dinner. At aperitivo, you'll find a number of quality…

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P.S. Cafe

The lush and airy P.S. Cafe was designed for day drinking. Known for its massive brunches and afternoon tea service (sticky date pudding is a must), P.S. Café’s drinks are…

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The Matchbox

The Matchbox is a Chicago institution that dates to the 1990s, well before mustachioed mixologists entered the scene. This is the kind of place where classic Collinses are still mixed…

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Big Star

A little slice of Austin in Wicker Park, Big Star is about as country as Chicago gets—which is to say, not very. Vintage neon and a vinyl soundtrack are the…

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Longman & Eagle

Come for brunch, stay for the booze. This mahogany-retrofitted, Michelin-starred gastropub is one of Chicago’s best causal restaurants. But its array of bar seating (don’t miss Off Site Bar hiding…

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Hopleaf

Michael Roper’s legendary Andersonville bar has looked to Belgium for inspiration since 1992, and continues to find it with lambics, trappist ales and abbey-style ales. Nonstop crowds pack the claustrophobic…

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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…