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Five Amazing Mixology Spots in Chicago

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Five Amazing Mixology Spots in Chicago

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Jun 20, 2012 —  There’s no denying that Chicago is home to a proud lot of beer drinkers. And there’s nothing wrong with being the kind of person who knows the best stuff in the world comes in a can, especially when paired with nachos and thick hot dogs or at least something that will induce a mild coronary if you eat it too fast.

Sometimes, though, even the most hardcore hops hound gets a-hankering for something a little more complicated in his glass. It doesn’t matter why. Could be a special date you’re trying to impress, or a celebratory night with friends, or maybe it’s just simple curiosity as to what this whole mixology fuss is all about.

Well, for the newbies out there, we picked a couple casual bars in Chicago with rare drinks that won’t turn your bank account into an endangered species. And for the seasoned sipper, here’s a couple stalwart watering holes that you’ll want to drop some hefty coin in right now.

You get this round; we’ll get the beers next weekend.

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    The Whistler

    Cocktail Bar / Live Music Venue / Lounge

    The Whistler - Cocktail Bar | Live Music Venue | Lounge in Chicago.
    Logan Square

    2421 North Milwaukee Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60647

    773‑227‑3530

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    The Aviary

    Cocktail Bar / Lounge

    The Aviary - Cocktail Bar | Lounge in Chicago.
    West Loop

    955 West Fulton Market
    Chicago, IL 60607

    312‑226‑0868

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    The Bristol

    Bar / Lounge / Restaurant

    The Bristol - Bar | Lounge | Restaurant in Chicago.
    Wicker Park / Bucktown

    2152 North Damen Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60647

    773‑862‑5555

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    The Violet Hour

    Bar / Lounge

    The Violet Hour - Bar | Lounge in Chicago.
    Wicker Park / Bucktown

    1520 North Damen Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60622

    773‑252‑1500

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    The Barrelhouse Flat

    Cocktail Bar / Lounge

    The Barrelhouse Flat - Cocktail Bar | Lounge in Chicago.
    Lincoln Park

    2624 North Lincoln Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60614

    773‑857‑0421

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User Comments

Anonymous Jul 28, 2012
Grant Achatz's drinks are out of this world at The Aviary. Only creativity I've seen as close was at SLS in LA at Jose Andres restaurant.
Anonymous Jul 27, 2012
Maybe I'll check out The Aviary when they calm down a bit...in the meantime, The Violet Hour sounds classy AND cool. Would love to know what some of the runners up were on this list.
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