Whether you like your martini shaken or stirred, mixed with gin or vodka, when you find yourself in the Windy City, you will rightly be looking for a good drink. There are so many outstanding restaurants, pubs, and bars in Chicago that it can be hard to blindly pick a place to go. When you’re looking for the best cocktail bars Chicago has to offer, talk to your local friends, family members, or hotel staff.
The best bar may depend on your drink of choice. Some places will specialize in old fashioned drinks from the 1950s and others will be mixing signature drinks that are new and trendy. Think about what you’re really in the mood for, and what kind of experience you’d like to have. You’re looking for a stellar cocktail but you also want an all-around outstanding experience, complete with ambiance and comfort.