Diners' Choice - Chicago / Illinois

Most Vibrant Bar Scene

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in Chicago? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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How are Featured results ranked
The default order for search results reflects a number of factors, including table availability, restaurant location, search criteria, and restaurant reviews and ratings. In addition, payment made by a restaurant to OpenTable is also a factor for the relative ordering of restaurants.
photo of arbella chicago restaurant
Exceptional
(233)
100% 100% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service River North (Chicago)
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photo of untitled supper club restaurant
Awesome
(1382)
86% 86% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American River North (Chicago)
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photo of broken barrel restaurant
Awesome
(10)
90% 90% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Sports Bar Lincoln Park
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photo of el hefe - chicago restaurant
Awesome
(177)
90% 90% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Mexican River North (Chicago)
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photo of tradition restaurant
Excellent
(101)
86% 86% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Downtown / Loop
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photo of the boundary tavern & grille restaurant
Excellent
(112)
75% 75% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Bucktown / Wicker Park
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photo of la luna restaurant
Excellent
(24)
52% 52% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Mexican Pilsen
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