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A Gentlemen’s Guide to Chicago’s Best Whisky Bars

“Guys who drink beer are the basic bitches of the guy world. They’re boring and bland… If a man makes whiskey his drink of choice, you know he’s got his head on straight.” – Elite Daily

We agree, so we put together a list of Chicago’s top Whisky Bars.

1. Longman & Eagle

Big ups to the dazzling @sgporro

Big ups to the dazzling @sgporro

and the lovely Isra

and the lovely Isra

Address: 2657 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: (773) 276-7110

  • Well deserved Michelin star
  • Huge whiskey selection
  • Great whiskey cocktails

2. Delilah’s

Cheers to the always cool Phil Wills

Cheers to the dapper Phil Wills

Address: 2771 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 472-2771

  • Great dive bar with $1 pool upstairs
  • 750 Whiskeys from 15 countries (some say largest in the nation)
  • DJs spinning Rock & Roll, Punk Rock, Metal, Ska & Reggae, Soul, Maximum R&B, Hard Country, Garage & Rockabilly

3. Drumbar

Address: 201 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 933-4805

  • Stunning views of the skyline
  • Interesting cocktails with names like Frank Underwood, Narcos, and Stranger Things

4. Fountainhead

Cheers to the always classy Gav Hale

Cheers to the always classy Gav Hale

Three cheers for the super cool @TheScotchMadame

Three cheers for the super cool @TheScotchMadame

Address: 1970 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: (773) 697-8204

  • Great rooftop garden for the warmer months
  • Excellent beer and whiskey selection

5. The Berkshire Room

Cheers to the undeniably beautiful Kara Prentoski

Cheers to the undeniably beautiful Kara Prentoski

Address: 15 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 894-0945

  • Fun, easy-going speakeasy vibe with a hint of hipsterness
  • Dealer’s Choice is fun – you pick the spirit, flavor profile and glass and the mixologists decide the rest

6. Duke of Perth

Cheers to the charming @boraborababe and her cousin

Cheers to the charming @boraborababe and her cousin

Address: 2913 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: (773) 477-1741

  • Classic, low-key Scottish Pub
  • Order flights and sample their various whiskeys
  • If you caught a movie before hand at Century Landmark, bring you stub in for free chips or stick toffee pudding

1 Comment

  1. Vern Ecker

    May 24, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Like the comment about whiskey drinkers. I smoke cigars & drink Bourbon & work at Illinois Harley Davidson (not in that order, though sometimes it might help). Group of us usually go out on Wed night to Ca Sa Demontecristo cigar lounge in Countryside where I am a member. It’s a BYOB and a top notch cigar store.Sam is the owner, great guy and very knowledgeable on cigars.
    Sincerely, Vern Ecker

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