Chicago has some of the world’s best bars, places that celebrate the art of mixology with new spins on classic cocktails, complex concoctions blending flavors from around the world, and even nonalcoholic drinks that won’t make you miss the liqueur. But as with all trends, an appreciation of creative drinks has crept out from the city and into the surrounding suburbs. From the North Shore to the Western Suburbs, bars and restaurants have rolled out impressive beverage programs to cater to customers looking for a great night out without an hour drive. These 12 options are the toast of their towns.
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