Created February 2, 2002

© The Chicago Bar Project
Written by Sean Parnell

Best of Chicago Bars 2001

Drum Roll, Please:

Best Bar By Locale:

Best Bar By Type:

And Finally:

Best Bar

Best Downtown – Greektown – Printers Row – Little Italy Bar

Best River North – Magnificent Mile – Gold Coast Bar

Best Bucktown – Wicker Park – Ukrainian Village – Humboldt Park Bar

Best Lincoln Park – Old Town Bar

Best Lakeview Bar

Best Wrigleyville Bar

Best North & Northwest Side Bar

Best Suburban Bar

Best Alternative Music

Best Anglophile Pub

Best Barbeque

Best Beer Garden

Special Mention: Hala Kahiki (River Grove)

Best Beer Selection

Best Booze Selection

Best Brunch

Best Burger

Best Cocktail Lounge

Best Dive Bar

Best Folk Music

Best Former Speakeasy

Best Former Whorehouse

Best German Bar

Best Irish Pub

Best Jazz Club

Best Late-Night Bar

Best Lodge

Best Neighborhood Joint

Best Piano Bar

Best Place to Find Framboise Lambic

Best Place to See a Cover Band

Best Place to See a Fight

Best Pool

Best Pub Game

Best Pub Grub

Special Mention: Café Wheaton (Wheaton)

Best Renovation

Best Slam Poetry

Best Sports Bar

Special Mention: Purple Palace (Lincolnwood)

Best Sunday Night Bar

Biggest Tourist Trap

Farthest Back in Time

Funkiest Bar/Club

Most Fun Cheeseball Palace

Most Missed Bar

Most Underrated Beer Garden

Most Underrated or Unknown Bar

Most Unique Bar

Weirdest Crowd

Last But Not Least...

Most Notable Incident

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