Delilah's, Barrelhouse, Glascott's Among Top 100 Chicago Bars
Chicago Magazine honored 10 nearby bars as having the best grub, cocktails and atmosphere in the city. Of those, four are technically just beyond Lincoln Park's borders, but we consider that within stumbling distance.
The magazine’s 11 reporters went to more than 1,200 bars across Chicago, rating them on quality, selection, service and atmosphere.
Delilah's and Barrelhouse Flat—both on Lincoln Avenue—joined the J. Parker at Hotel Lincoln, Tripoli Tap, Glascott's, and several others within (or very close to) Lincoln Park, on the top 100 list.
The magazine separated findings into 12 categories, ranging from best cocktails to LGBT and neighborhood spots. We've summarized why each spot was chosen below. See all of the bars mentioned in Chicago Magazine here.
Lincoln Park's mentions include:
Best Bars for Grub
Old Town Social, 455 W. North Ave. The two-level, three-year-old bar is technically in Old Town—within crawling distance for Lincoln Parkers.
Best Hotel Lounges
J. Parker at Hotel Lincoln, 1816 N. Clark St., boasts a beautiful view of Lake Michigan and 55 indoor seats which complement its outdoor ones during the colder months. The space debuted last summer.
Best Wine Bars
Ada Street, 1664 N. Ada St., may not technically be in Lincoln Park, but located just west of the river, many from the neighborhood frequent it. Ada has a massive wine library and features ping pong tables for guests.
Best Bars for Music
The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., is also just west of Lincoln Park's borders. But with musical performers who have included Billy Corgan and Jack White, what's a little jaunt?
Best Gameday Bars
Tripoli Tap, 1147 W. Armitage Ave., is a Boston sports fan's paradise. Oh, and you can enjoy $3 beer specials every day.
Best Neighborhood Spots
Glascott's, 2158 N. Halsted St., has been family owned for four generations. Enjoy the Glascott's special—Stoli vodka, cranberry juice and Red Bull.
Old Town Ale House, 219 W. North Ave., is located on the neighborhood's southern border of North Avenue. Technically in Old Town, it has a grungy feel and renown R-rated artwork of famous people.
Galway Bay, 500 W. Diversey Parkway, can be found on the neighborhood's northern border of Diversey. Enjoy Nintendo games, comfy couches and free popcorn at this dive.
Best Cocktail Spots
Barrelhouse Flat, 2624 N. Lincoln Ave., has a speakeasy feel complete with an upright piano. You can't go wrong with one of its handmade cocktails.
Best of the Best
Delilah's, 2771 N. Lincoln Ave., serves up more than 500 types of whiskeys.