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During the holidays, many of us meet for a drink with friends and colleagues, clients and relations. Chicago is a spectacular city for bars and restaurants. Here’s a list of ten of the best bars and restaurants to celebrate the holidays with a cup of good cheer.

Federales under the Morgan Green Line stop is the site of many parties and much merrymaking; if you want a drink and a good time, this is where to be..

avec is a wonderful place for a glass of well-curated wine and a selection – or two, or three – from the menu of superbly prepared small plates with a Mediterranean accent.

10Pin Bowling Lounge lets you bowl some frames while you down some brews; let the good times roll!

The Kerryman hosts a party with an Irish twist, and the merrymaking is especially enthusiastic during the holidays.


Angie’s is a dive bar. Okay, we said it. But sometimes that’s just the kind of low-key place you want to be during the holidays.

Antico balances the restaurant and bar sides of the operation with outstanding Italian food and many cocktails and wines to make you very happy during the holidays.

Bar Louie in University Village is not just for U of I students and profs; it’s a casual, welcoming space but so much more than just a bar (good food, too!).

Armitage Ale House is a pub, full of life and energy, fueled by excellent food and drink.

Au Cheval has outstanding dining options (particularly hamburgers) that people wait in line to order; go early…and stay late…and have a drink or two.

D4 Irish Pub and Café is yet another pub…because they’re big fun on all holidays, not just St. Paddy’s Day.

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