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11 Bars to Drink Gin in Chicago

Only cocktails would exist with gin. Gin is ideal for classy people looking to lighten their spirits, day or night.

gin tonic cocktail at gin bars in Chicago

And where better than Chicago to experience the magic brought by what must be one of man’s most significant discoveries?

Check out my list of the best Gin bars in Chicago below!


Scofflaw

3201 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: (773) 252-9700
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When looking for fun places to go out, Chicago will give you a hard time. It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack!

But in broad daylight is Scofflaw, an upscale bar with a great atmosphere serving plenty of gin-based cocktails.

Be sure to get there early. Scofflaw fills up fast, and the tables are available first come, first serve.


Delilah’s

2771 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 472-2771
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Delilah’s may not be your best gin bar if you have claustrophobia.

However, if you don’t mind socializing and sitting/standing too close to laid-back strangers having fun, you’ll feel right at home here.

Delilah’s has an unparalleled ambiance and boasts a wide selection of gin spirits.

The light mood, dark interiors, and excellent playlist will exceed your expectations.


The Victor Bar

4011 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: 773-360-7049
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I discovered that the recurrent vibe in Chicago bars is that they are super small.

The Victor Bar is spot on for anyone looking for fun places to get drinks.

This bar has an intimate, traditional appeal serving craft beers, signature gin cocktails, and snacks.  My experience here was well worth it.


Arbella

112 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 846-6654
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Awed is the word that best describes what I felt during my short visit to Arbella.

The food is fantastic, but even better is their selection of drinks.

This is, hands down, one of the most well-organized gin bars in Chicago that I’ve been to.


The Franklin Room

675 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 445-4686
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The Franklin Room is a great spot for everyone, from intimate dates and solo lunches to family dinners.

Their fantastic food and drinks menu will leave you wanting to try everything.

I ogled at online pictures of drinks other revelers had at the bar and couldn’t wait to get my experience. Safe to say, I was left speechless!


Billy Sunday

3143 W Logan Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: (773) 661-2485
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I was surprised by the intriguing vessels used to serve cocktails at the Bill Sunday Bar.

I arrived shortly before dinner to find the space buzzing with a few seats remaining.

The service, atmosphere, and cocktails surpassed my expectations, so I had multiple craft cocktails.

This bar is a must-try for everyone who loves cocktails.


The Office

955 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607
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It’s so dark and elegant at The Office; I felt like royalty!

It took a while to score a reservation here; I subconsciously set my bar high, preparing for a good time.

I appreciated the bartenders who worked like bees to get everyone served without delay.


Chicago Distilling Company

2359 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: (872) 206-2774
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Kudos for efficiency and speed despite the massive crowd expecting to be served simultaneously.

Chicago Distilling Company is an excellent place for drinks with your buddies, with enough space to hold a large group.


Three Dots and a Dash

435 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 610-4220
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I was seated within minutes of arriving, and all of my drinks took at most three minutes to get to my table.

A little pricey and more crowded than I anticipated, but the drinks and excellent service were top-tier.


The Berkshire Room

15 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-894-0945
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The creativity that goes into making cocktails at The Berkshire Room is unparalleled.

This is one of the best gin bars in Chicago, and I love and respect its quality drinks and excellent service.

Plus, the quality of the crowd is less chaotic and as laid back as the bar itself.


The Milk Room

12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 792-3535
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The name, The Milk Room, made my mind wander but make no mistake, these guys know what they’re doing.

This stylish gin bar had a rare selection of cocktail ingredients attracting local and international drinkers. Foreigners here are in plenty.


Chicago wins bragging rights for their great selection of bars to satisfy the hungry appetites of the locals.

Above are the best gin bars in Chicago that you can try.

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