New Bars in Chicago

Summer is heating up, and so is the Chicago bar scene: Gilt Bar's party lasts into the wee hours and Epic's rooftop terrace is the place to see and be seen. From new Chicago nightclubs to neighborhood pubs, these new hot spots will keep you out and about all night long. (Photo: Old Town Social)

Updated: May 25, 2010

Chicago Bar Openings

Look here for spanking-new places to drink or dance in Chicago.

Beauty Bar

1444 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

Sip a cocktail while getting a manicure (yes, really); then let it dry while bumping to the DJ as disco balls flash.

Old Town Social

455 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60610

A lively mix of 20- and 30-somethings come to play at this Old Town spot, where a line to get in makes it that much cooler to be on the guest list.

Gilt Bar

230 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

Come for the food, but don't call it a night just yet. You can party into the wee hours in one of the sunken booths in back or up front at the sleek bar.


112 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654

Sure, the indoor bar scene is one of the hottest spots in the city, but Epic recently took things to a new level of sexiness with its rooftop terrace. Prepare to see some of the city's most powerful players sip specialty cocktails and mingle all night long.

The Fountainhead

1970 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

A never-ending list of specialty beers, whiskey and other drinks will keep you coming back for something new--all season long.

Vintage 338 Wine Bar

338 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

A friendly neighborhood wine bar makes a great addition to the already bustling Armitage Avenue in Lincoln Park.