Chicago's Boozeclues Guide

Chicago's bars are among the best in the country, ranging from high end cocktail bars to old school wood taverns. The food and drink scene has grown tremendously over the years making it a top destination for foodies all over the world If you'd rather #drink your #calories this list is for you. It is also for your inner photographer because these are the #coolest looking drinks around.

1. Lost Lake - 3154 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Lost Lake evokes both the glamorous tropical escapism of 1930s Hollywood and the rugged island aesthetic of the world's first tiki bar. If you are a #rum lover this place is for you, with 275 varieties of rum. Get that camera ready because when you post this picture, your friends will think you escaped on vacation to a tropical island. 

Photo Credit: @lostlaketiki

Photo Credit: @lostlaketiki

2. Broken Shaker - 19 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

A hip space that is serving up tasty food & drinks. Our suggestion: get the pineapple spicy margarita- you will not be disappointed!

Photo Credit: @brokenshaker

Photo Credit: @brokenshaker

3. Three Dots and a Dash - 435 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

Another Tiki inspired bar, only at this one you can actually find the Treasure Chest. If you're feeling like it's a go BIG or go HOME night,  order the Treasure Chest #1. It serves 6-8 people and will set you back almost $300. Also, get ready for some #flaming tiki drinks as well. This is definitely a #hotspot. 

Photo Credit: @threedotsandadash

Photo Credit: @threedotsandadash

4. El Hefe - 15 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654

This is not your average taco joint (although their #tacos & #gauc are #fire!). They have one of the best happy hours in Chicago, not to mention they serve a massive Moscow Mule.

Photo Credit @elhefechicago

Photo Credit @elhefechicago

The Aviary - 955 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607

This is a Swanky cocktail lounge with Impeccable presentations. Order the Old Fashioned in The Rocks. Confused? This drink will come served in an ice cube that you get to crack open in order to taste your Old Fashioned - cool right?

Photo Credit: @theaviary

Photo Credit: @theaviary

Sunda - 110 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654

The is a hip spot for creative Asian fusion fare. The snow crab roll & their fried brussels sprouts are to die for, but they have something even better. Come during brunch and order their #Ultimate Bloody Mary topped with grilled cheese, crab roll, pork belly, & not one but THREE slices of #bacon.

Photo Credit: @Sunda

Photo Credit: @Sunda

 

Cabana Club Chicago - 2018 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Located at The Robey Hotel, sip cocktails pool side while dipping your toes in pool, a must for surviving a hot summer day in Chicago.

Photo Credit: @chicagofoodauthority

Photo Credit: @chicagofoodauthority

 

DOX Quality Greek- 1566 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Elevated Greek street food is paired with craft cocktails & beer in a modern, counter-serve space. Great food and drinks, need we say more? 

Photo Credit: @chicagofoodauthority

Photo Credit: @chicagofoodauthority

Ann Ciambrone