We'd prefer a neat nip of whiskey to irrationally hued beer this St. Patrick's Day. Here are our favorite spots for a glass.
The Gage offers dishes that are classics with a sense of whimsy. Try the Scotch eggs! There's also an exceptional cocktail program, so make sure to peruse a menu.
Wild boar sloppy joes, warm cheese gougeres, whiskey-based cocktails–Longman & Eagle is exactly where you want to be on a cold Chicago night. Plus, the restaurant is an inn and has quaint rooms that you can stay in.
All you can eat fish and chips on Fridays and a great Scotch and British beer selection make this a solid hangout.
Great whiskey selection and friendly staff make this a Chicago favorite.
Great beer selection and mussels make this a solid neighborhood resto.
The newest outpost of Jerry's offers the same giant menu of sandwiches and beer and televisions to watch the game. The Cuban sandwich is a tasty rendition.
The cocktail menu is enormous, but you can just point and pick at random—every single one is going to be good. Also awesome: the brunch menu, fried cheese curds, an abundant cheese plate... I could keep going.
My favorite dive bar in the city is right at Belmont and Clark. Nice beer and Irish whiskey selection.
A solid whiskey list (including Scotch from India) and a menu of comfort foods means this Andersonville restaurant always attracts a crowd.