Downtown Bars to Check Out on Your Next Visit


Downtown Chicago is ready for your next night out! As restaurants and bars reopen with new health regulations, you can come enjoy a couple (or more) drinks at these bars who are making your fun and safety their priority. Get back to making memorable nights in the city that you love. Enjoy the fresh autumn breeze and city lights at these downton bars. Head over with some friends and start making memories. 

The Redhead Piano Bar

Enjoy the night with the right combination of relaxation and fun. The Redhead Piano bar provides a soothing ambiance to talk with friends, have some cocktails, and enjoy live music. Even if it is a tucked away basement-level bar, the Redhead Piano Bar completely transports you to a whole new world, painted in red! This Chicago gem has been bringing together social drinkers and group sing-a-longers together for years. Make sure to pay them a visit for a memorable night that will surely have you coming back. Their wide variety of cocktails and wine has something for everyone. They also have some small bites to keep you happy throughout the night. Try their homemade fries or some steak sliders. If you’re looking for a refreshing take on a night out, the Redhead Piano Bar is ready for you. 

Goose Island Brew Pub 

If you’re looking to start the fun earlier in the day, we recommend visiting Goose Island Brewhouse on Clybourn. If you’re a beer lover, then here is your spot! They offer a wide variety of freshly brewed beers to catch your interest. Keep up to date with what’s brewing at Goose Island by following their Instagram: @gooseclybourn. They consistently update you with what they have on tap and what’s happening down at their brewery. Not to mention they have delicious food options, such as burgers, pizza, and mac-n-cheese. You won’t ever have the same experience at the Goose Island Brewhouse. With a welcoming staff, they are ready to serve you quality ales, IPAs and more. Enjoy an evening at the brewhouse with the pints of your choice. You just might find your new favorite beer! 

Bub City

Bub City is another Chicago favorite that is ready to host a fun night out in the city. If you know your whiskey, Bub City has an extensive variety of whiskeys. Be the judge of these awesome options and choose your favorite. Bub City is famous for hand-selecting the very best whiskeys, so all you have to do is choose. They do not play around when it comes to their whiskey. Their Woodford Double Oak, George Remus High Rye Bourbon, Old Forester Omg 2019 And Little Book “The Easy” are only some of their options. They also offer signature cocktails, such as their Back Porch Tea, including sweet tea vodka, bourbon, lemonade and black tea, and their Kentucky Mule, including 1792 small batch bourbon, lime juice, and Owens ginger. If that wasn’t enough, they also offer wine in a can! 


Get ready to raise your glass! Raised is an urban rooftop bar that is serving breathtaking views of Chicago. With new safety measures placed, they are ready to host your next night out. Raised has both indoor and outdoor bars, featuring an open rooftop deck and a VIP greenhouse overlooking the Chicago skyline. They are ready to impress. Their beverage menu includes a wide selection of beers, wine, cocktails and spirits, making sure to satisfy everyone. Try their ‘Aloe from the other side’ cocktail, which includes Milagro tequila, Velvet Valernum, aloe, lime and agave.  Raised also offers dining options, such as their delicious Raised burger or their classic grilled cheese. With just the right combination of elegance and urban, their ambiance encourages you to let loose, have fun, and get away from your normal day-to-day life.

Emerald Loop Bar and Grill

We’ve got to love the Irish! Emerald Loop provides a true Irish experience, combining Irish culture in their menu and drinks. They offer several Irish beers on tap, for example, Magner’s, an Irish apple cider, and Smithwick’s, an Irish red ale. Plus, you can’t forget their signature Irish Whiskeys, such as their Bushmills Blak Bush, offering a soft, silky texture with a nutty character, or their Connemara Peated, a single malt with honey notes, deep peat, chocolate, vanilla, and oak. There are many more from where that came from. This beer of the month is Revolution Oktoberfest. Visit Emerald to truly immerse yourself in an Irish-styled night out. Grab a group of friends to enjoy some drinks in a fun-filled ambiance.

Written By: Jessica Narvaez

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