By Daniel Gerzina and Ashok Selvam
Beyond where to eat right now, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater often have another burning question: Where should one drink right now? While the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering the best standbys and neighborhood essential restaurants across the city and the Eater Heatmaphighlights where the restaurant crowds are flocking to at the moment, the Eater Chicago Cocktail Heatmap shows the hottest bars and restaurants where cocktail, beer, and wine aficionados are drinking right now.
September brings summer's sad ending but a Heatmap shake-up with five hotspot additions. The "Stranger Things" popup bar is making waves in Logan Square, Beatnik's worldly mid-century charm and cocktails is drawing crowds in West Town, Half Acre's new brewpub and beer garden is a beer magnet on the North Side, and Devereaux and Leviathan have cocktail charms downtown. Five also have to drop off as Quiote, Apogee, Cindy's, Ella Elli, and Slightly Toasted say so long. Happy drinking.
This exotic new hotspot in West Town is making waves for its beautiful lush interior, hip eclectic mid-century vibes and music, and standout cocktails from Liz Pearce (The Drifter). A promising full food menu adds to what could be one of the hottest new spots of 2017.