The Best Craft Cocktail Bars in Chicago

We get it: it's tempting to fall into the same routine every weekend with your go-to drink order.

But we say it's time to put down the Bud Light and open your eyes to all the possibilities held in the craft cocktail community. And trust us—these spots aren't what you imagine. Instead of stuffy and inaccessible, we've found the most intriguing and welcoming craft cocktail bars in which to curl up to savor the liquid heaven served in neighborhoods across the city.

And don't worry—the concoctions might seem daunting, but we always find someone is willing to make exactly what fits our taste. High-quality ingredients lead to a high-quality experience—so why stick with the mediocre familiar when you can easily upgrade at the best craft cocktail bars in Chicago?

Sarah Perkins
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Even though she grew up in a small suburb north of Chicago, Sarah knew she was meant for somewhere bigger, more excit...