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The Alderman

The Alderman, in Pilsen, is our new favorite hidden gem. It's an intimate 16-seat cocktail concept, tucked away within Pilsen Yards. It's dim lighting and plush seats make it perfect for date night, a night cap or if you're just in the mood for a great craft cocktail. Make sure you tell Lance the bartender your favorite type of alcohol and what type of drinks you usually like and he will create something specific to you called the dealer's choice. And trust us he's great at creating super unique and tasty cocktails! The Alderman is located at 1163 W. 18th St. and is open Wed-Sun 4:30pm-11:00pm.

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Monnie Burke’s

Pilsen’s restaurant scene has been on the map lately! We keep seeing more and more amazing restaurants pop up over here. Our latest favorite is Monnie Burke’s located at 1163 W. 18th St. It’s a very cozy vibe for a sit down dinner or just have a seat at the bar. In the summer time they open their huge outdoor patio as well! Make sure to try the four G’s and the Oscar Valentin drinks on their craft cocktail list. 

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The Darling

Chicago is known for its swanky restaurants and bars. We recently discovered the Darling which just opened a few weeks ago. Located at 905 W. Randolph in the west loop, this lounge has an interior like no other. Hang out, listen to music and sip craft cocktails in their “library.” The Darling is open from 4pm to 2am daily.

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Blind Barber

A new hidden gem in the West Loop. Blind Barber is a shave and haircut shop that opens to a 70's themed bar behind it. It's a hybrid barber/cocktail lounge that first debuted in New York in 2010 and opened in LA 2012. Customers can grab a haircut and a shave while holding a cocktail! While the New York location features pizza, Chicago offers a variety of grilled cheese options including flavors like smoked gouda, pepperjack, habanero and jalapeño. You'll find a cool retro vibe at the bar, a diverse crowd and great music. Blind Barber is located at 948 W. Fulton Market and open till midnight Sunday and Monday and 2am the rest of the week.  https://blindbarber.com

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