While the craft cocktail revival may not have begun in Chicago, the Windy City is perfecting it. Bold words, but for a city already known for being one of the best places to eat in the country, it’s only recently that cocktail focused bars started to appear on the scene. And they have already ascended to cult status.
On my most recent visit to Chicago, I drank cocktails that were shaken into submission, stirred with finesse, and shot into with a slingshot (really). They were as delicious as my hangover was terrible, and here’s the payoff: a guide for good drinking the next time you find yourself in Chi-town.