The Best Beer Bars in Chicago
One of Chicago’s best bars is also one of its best beer bars, with an expertly curated dozens-strong draft list lovingly assembled by the team behind The Whistler, one of Chicago’s best cocktail bars. The vibe is equally on point at this Avondale space located inside a former cabinet store, which includes a 300-capacity music venue hosting some of the finest indie acts in the city (currently on hiatus). But you’re equally as likely to get into a heated discussion about hops as you are the latest Pitchfork review, thanks to its devoted patrons who aren’t afraid to showcase their high beer IQ. Yet beer novices need not fret, as the friendly staff is more than happy to guide you along. Bonus: They also serve a 19% ABV mead, so you can drink like a Medieval Times knight.