The Best Truly Local Bars in Chicago

If you were a drink, what kind of drink would you be? A modest but honest after-work beer? A mustache-twirlingly innovative craft IPA? A delicate artisanal wine? Perhaps a flashy cocktail with a memorable name? Chicago has a local, hand-picked bar for you no matter what glass you come in. Our locals have your back, so buckle up, for the night is long and full of wonders.

320 River Bar – Great happy hour

320 River Bar – Great happy hour

Image by Claire Conway

“320 River Bar” in Chicago has views over the river and has $5 glasses of wine every day in their afternoon happy hour! I was here every day w/ my friends.

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Au Cheval – Classy diner

Au Cheval – Classy diner

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“Au Cheval” Chicago is, as I like to say, ‘one classy joint’. If there was a must try item on the menu it’s the burger. And they have over 30 beers on tap!

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B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted – Northside blues bar

B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted – Northside blues bar

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“B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted” is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, inviting willing patrons to enjoy something uniquely Chicago, the blues. I love this bar.

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Bar Roma – Authentic Roman cuisine

Bar Roma – Authentic Roman cuisine

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“Bar Roma” in Chicago is my favorite Italian restaurant in the area hands down! This is kind of a big deal, since Italian isn’t even my favorite cuisine…

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Bar Takito – Tacos & margaritas

Bar Takito – Tacos & margaritas

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“Bar Takito” in Chicago has some of the best and most creative margaritas in the city. I like it for their happy hour and their avocado pine nut guacamole!

Full Article by Lissa Pavluk

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