Bars in Gold Coast/Mag Mile/Streeterville

Recommended Bars in Gold Coast/Mag Mile/Streeterville

  • The Bar at the Peninsula
    Swanky Bar
    The Bar at the Peninsula Gold Coast/Mag Mile/Streeterville
    Of all the places in town with cocktails priced between $10 and $20, the Bar at the Peninsula is one of the better bets. At least here you can feel like Michael Douglas in The Game while you slug back »
  • Billy Goat Tavern
    American
    Billy Goat Tavern Gold Coast/Mag Mile/Streeterville
    More than 25 years after the heyday of the SNL skit, the Billy Goat is still trading on John Belushi's famous tagline, "Cheezborger, cheezborger, cheezborger. No Pepsi, Coke. No fries, cheeps." Tourists continue to find their way into the subterranean »
  • Butch McGuire's
    Bar/Lounge
    Butch McGuire's Gold Coast/Mag Mile/Streeterville
    Bursting with gewgaws (lights, posters, a model train running around the bar), this Rush Street bar and grill has been feeding the partying masses since the 60s. —Laura Levy Shatkin
  • Murasaki Sake Lounge
    DJ /Dance Bar
    Murasaki Sake Lounge Gold Coast/Mag Mile/Streeterville
    Neighborhood patrons say this used to be a private club back in the day, and from the looks of it—low turquoise lights, pink walls, fluorescent halos around columns—the bar hasn’t been renovated since. But don’t be fooled; this is perhaps »
  • Nico Osteria
    Italian
    Nico Osteria Gold Coast/Mag Mile/Streeterville
    The bar at chef Paul Kahan's highly anticipated restaurant is gorgeous, a decadent departure from his signature minimalism—which makes sense, given its location in the Thompson Hotel. Brass lamps. Soaring ceiling. Wall of vegetation. A tufted gold-velvet couch that two »
  • Second Story Bar
    Gay Bar
    Second Story Bar Gold Coast/Mag Mile/Streeterville
    Second Story's reputation preceded it. I'd heard for years about a North Michigan Avenue bar, perhaps mythic, that was proximate to but untouched by the Mag Mile's hypercapitalist excess, its Burberried masses, its clog of traffic and light and iParaphernalia. »
  • Zebra Lounge
    Music venue
    Zebra Lounge Gold Coast/Mag Mile/Streeterville  1
    It’s tucked into the lobby of a surreptitious apartment building. It’s a piano bar. It takes its name seriously, with pictures of zebras and zebra-striped red lamps. It smells like a toilet. It might be the saddest bar in the »

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