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

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“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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Arbella – Globally-inspired cocktail bar

Arbella – Globally-inspired cocktail bar

Arbella is a hidden gem in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Come for the drinks but stay for the food. The lounge-y vibe makes this place chic but not pretentious.

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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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Bandit – Whimsical pub

Bandit – Whimsical pub

“The Bandit” in Chicago brings together a charming local neighborhood spot vibe with a sophisticated, yet whimsical & approachable nostalgic vibe.

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