The bar chart | Dec 8–14, 2011
Our heated assessment of where to drink this week.
THE ANTHEM The Bangers & Lace guys are taking over Division with sports and, um, Velveeta. 1725 W Division St (773-697-4804). file under: game on
BLEEDING HEART BAKERY & CAFE The West Town brunch restaurant now serves mimosas and Bloodys. 1916 W Chicago Ave (773-904-1414). file under: morning drinking
FOODEASE Can wine on tap from the 12-seat bar make the tourists clutching American Girl dolls go away? 835 N Michigan Ave (312-335-3663). file under: winos, tourist temple
HIGHBALL LOUNGE Moscow Mules, Dark & Stormys and anything else you can put in a highball glass. 738 N Clark St (312-397-1961). file under: cocktailians
THE SLURPING TURTLE Sake, sake cocktails, sake flights. And plenty of noodles to soak it all up. 116 W Hubbard St (312-464-0466). file under: good enough to eat
VERA You’ll be tempted to sit and eat a full dinner. But trust us, you want to treat this place like a wine bar. 1023 W Lake St (312-243-9770). file under: the West Loop never quits, winos