All the gin drinks, at Scofflaw. // Photo courtesy of Scofflaw
All the gin drinks, at Scofflaw. Photo courtesy of Scofflaw

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The Resy Guide to the Best Cocktail Spots in Chicago

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Could you maybe use a cocktail? Us, too.

Fortunately, superb choices abound in Chicago, helmed by world-class bartenders in spaces ranging from transportive and sultry to cozy and time-worn. Being in the city of big shoulders, we love a good brown-and-stirred drink, which you’ll find in spades and perfectly calibrated. But you’ll also find cocktails  that span delicate and supple, brash and funky, gin-centric, agave-focused, botanically leaning and everything in between. So without further ado, here are 12 excellent cocktail bars to try in Chicago right now.