Cool breezes call for cozy and creative cocktails! Bold flavors and global ingredients make these seven spots a must-try for a great fall beverage.
Krystal Brown – Marriott Mag Mile
Award-winning, rotating, large-format cocktails are the name of the game for Cindy’s Rooftop! Seasonal beverages bring in the flavors of fall no matter your spirit of choice. In for something a little more classic? Try the Old Fashioned, made with Russell’s Reserve 10 year bourbon
David Moore – Allegro Hotel
The Chicago-themed cocktail list and creative martinis make BIG Bar a winner this fall. Spice up your evening with a Chicago Fire made with Sauza, jalapeno, and pineapple, or a North Avenue Beach, a cozy concoction of Captain Morgan, cranberry, and thyme.
Julian Palmer – Cambria Hotel Theatre District
Roof at theWit
Spritzes and cocktails and classics – oh my! Roof at theWit not only has a tremendous view, it’s also home to some incredible drinks. Enjoy the cooler fall breeze with a Gaggle of Chads, a bourbon cocktail with blackberry-sage, mint, and lemon.
Marcus Hollis – Omni Hotels
The rotating cocktail list at Beacon Tavern is sure to whet your whistle! Created and recreated seasonally, Beacon Tavern spins new techniques and flavors on classic and familiar cocktails to suit the time of year.
Mark Kraemer – Kimpton Palomar Chicago
Sable Kitchen & Bar
Nothing says fall like bold flavors and a hint of spice! Sable Kitchen & Bar’s impeccably created cocktail list features globally inspired flavors; try the Mullet Rock, a rye cocktail with coffee and chocolate undertones.
Kyle Franscis – The Ritz Carlton Chicago
Looking for a tasty variety of cool cocktails to complement the cooler weather? Head to Etta! The cozy flavors of Borrowed Time – bourbon, apple brandy, port, and sherry – will be enough to get you into the fall spirit. Into sharing with your group? Margaritas for Everyone should do the trick!
Kyle Zofinski – St. Clair Hotel
Tinker to Evers
Head downstairs to Tinker to Evers, a Wrigleyville speakeasy and craft cocktail bar perfect for fall! With a cocktail list full of local flavors and bold combos, you’ll want to try at least a few – don’t miss Empress of Blues, a blend of Japanese whiskey, sherry, drambuie, and lavender syrup, or the Mr. Sunshine, a gin cocktail with thyme liqueur, lemon, and bitters.