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    Chicago people - Places to stop

    Howdy All:

    I trust you are doing well.

    Any thoughts on must stop places for Chicago for great cocktails? I have found a few places-

    The Violet Hour - http://theviolethour.com/

    Barrelhouse Flat- http://barrelhouseflat.com/drinks

    The Aviary- http://theaviary.com/

    Appreciate any thoughts.

    Best regards, Tony

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    Re: Chicago people - Places to stop

    The Whistler
    Longman & Eagle
    Maria's in Bridgeport

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    Re: Chicago people - Places to stop

    Quote Originally Posted by luther.r View Post
    The Whistler
    Longman & Eagle
    Maria's in Bridgeport
    Thank you- all three look good. Should be a great long weekend.

    Best regards, Tony

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    Re: Chicago people - Places to stop

    Also look at Scofflaw for a more gin-centric menu.

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    Re: Chicago people - Places to stop

    Like all of those and will add:

    Sable
    The Fountainhead
    The Drawing Room
    Blackbird

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    Re: Chicago people - Places to stop

    Try and hit the Publican

    http://thepublicanrestaurant.com/
    "I can resist everything except temptation" - Oscar Wilde

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    Re: Chicago people - Places to stop

    Longman has great food and delicious cocktails, but your wallet will feel a lot lighter afterwards...
    For arguably the best bourbon selection in the world, try Delilah's (my favorite bar): http://www.delilahschicago.com/.

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    Re: Chicago people - Places to stop

    Quote Originally Posted by Dolph Lundgren View Post
    Longman has great food and delicious cocktails, but your wallet will feel a lot lighter afterwards...
    For arguably the best bourbon selection in the world, try Delilah's (my favorite bar): http://www.delilahschicago.com/.
    Tony, As a SB visitor to Chicago you are only allowed at the above establishments with AaronWF as your tour guide and must be accompanied by the current Bourbonian of the Year, her better half and smokinjoe (the one who existed before he started posting in PR &C). Oh and wait, this all needs to be preceded by 4 hours of whiskey/whisky sampling at the South Loop Binny's too.
    Thad

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    Re: Chicago people - Places to stop

    Just reread this and figured I post to say that the Publican is just a really good restaurant, not so much for cocktails (although they have a great beer selection). If you plan on going to the Aviary, remember that you have to email them that day and await a response to see if you will be "accepted" via lottery. You can just show up, but they say emailing them is the only way to ensure a table. Also, the Twisted Spoke is a cool place to go. Vast beer and bourbon selection, and good bloody mary's as well.
    "I can resist everything except temptation" - Oscar Wilde

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    Re: Chicago people - Places to stop

    Delilah's and Barrelhouse Flat are literally two blocks from each other on Lincoln Ave. You can definitely kill two birds with one stone and get two very different ambiances as well. The Violet Hour and Sable are great spots as well. I'd stear clear from Aviary and the Publican if you're just passing through. Save those for a special occassion just based on cost and time. Have a great time!
    "Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy."
    -Frank Sinatra

 

 

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