“Behold the 16 hottest bars in Chicago…
the Eater Chicago Cocktail Heatmap shows the hottest bars and restaurants which have been open for less than nine months, where cocktail, beer, and wine aficionados are drinking right now.
April in Chicago means springtime and its warmer weather is finally peeking through. And the latest Heatmap shakeup adds three scorching hot new drinking spots: Wrigleyville’s long-awaited hotel with a bevy of acclaimed hotspots across from Wrigley Field, Chicago’s first shuffleboard club and bar, and a treehouse-inspired bar and eatery on the Elston corridor.
10 Hotel Zachary
Wrigleyville’s bar scene will never be the same following the unveiling of the game-changing Hotel Zachary across Clark Street from Wrigley Field. The building is home to new locations of a slew of Chicago’s best spots, including honky tonk whiskey taqueria Big Star, Matthias Merges’ cocktail stalwart Mordecai, boozy bakery and bar West Town Bakery and Tap, and more. Be prepared for huge crowds on game days.”