The city that works often works late, and those workers need a place to go blow off steam after midnight. Chicagoans are fortunate as a select number of bars are granted late-night liquor licenses so they can serve alcohol until 4 a.m. six days a week and until 5 a.m. as Saturday turns to Sunday.
Now, city officials are reluctant to hand out these licenses. The bar owner is vetted, and aldermen with clout make their cases why a late-night drinking establishment would be good for their district. It’s also worth noting that most late-night bars are on the North Side or downtown.
But all most people want to do is keep the party going after most bars call last call. So check out these picks for the late-night bars in Chicago, and sound off in the comments if your favorite isn’t included. The bars are listed geographically by west to east.Read More