If someone says "bartender" (or mixologist, if you’re fancy) and the first picture that comes to mind is some guy with overly elaborate facial hair, you need to do some reworking of that gender-biased imagination of yours. Here are 15 lady bartenders with the skills to deliver the impeccably crafted libations you need to survive the rest of Chicago winter. Or make it through a sweltering summer. Let's face it, there is no Chicago season that doesn't call for a drink, so get to know the women making them for you.
Where to find her: Old Town Social (address and info)
Specialty: The Ron Burgundy (Scotch, smoked maple syrup, blood orange gastric, and homemade pumpkin spice bitters)
What she's doing when she's not working: This talented Renaissance woman spends her time modeling (including a stint on America's Next Top Model), designing, and making music.
Favorite thing about Chicago: The people. "Chicagoans are always interested in trying new, innovative food and drinks, so the industry is constantly evolving."