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SPONSORED: Where to Celebrate #NegroniWeek in Chicago, June 1-7

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It takes a special cocktail to deserve a whole week of devotion, but the Negroni is just that. Since 2013 Campari and Imbibe magazine have teamed up to celebrate the 96-year-old aperitif composed of equal parts gin, red vermouth and Campari in an effort to raise money for charity.

This year, we're celebrating Negroni Week by giving one lucky winner the Ultimate Bar Kit with all the tools necessary to make the perfect Negroni and explore the larger world of mixology.

To assemble the Ultimate Bar Kit, we caught up with a few Negroni Week-participating bartenders from some of the top cocktail outposts around the US. To win, all you have to do is prove that you're on top of Negroni Week by tweeting @EaterChicago with the hashtag #NegroniWeek, between now and June 7.

Head this way to see what's in the kit, and peruse the map below to find out where you can partake in the festivities.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Celeste

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This refined cocktail spot offers re-interpretations of American classics. The sexy, art deco space also features a supper club and and rooftop garden where guests can sip in style. Order a rooftop Negroni: a portion of the proceeds during #NegroniWeek will go to helping out Un86'd Chicago.

The newest outpost from the Batali-Bastianich empire features 23 restaurants and numerous markets including vegetables, pasta, meat and other Italian delicacies. During #NegroniWeek, stop in to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Brought to you by team who opened The Aberdeen Tap, G&O (short for Grand and Ogden) is located in an old West Town gas station. In addition to craft cocktails and beers, house-infused liquors and house-batched cocktails, they also features sophisticated bar food like buttermilk fried rock shrimp and wild boar meatballs. Enjoy a Negroni among the eclectic atmosphere and drink out to help the Chicago Special Olympics.

Kinmont

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Named for a salmon fly-fishing lure, Kinmont is the first sustainable fish and seafood restaurant in Chicago. The fish served have been caught only using safe practices. The restaurant has a full bar and has a strong focus on craft and local beer. Stop in to help out Un86'd and the USBG National Charity Foundation when you enjoy a #NegroniWeek cocktail.

This classic, neighborhood haunt serves traditional fare in space inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and other American architects. The two-floor pub with outdoor seating is frequented by locals and visitors alike for it’s buzzy scene and solid cooking. During #NegroniWeek, It's the perfect time to try this architectural hot spot (we know you've been waiting for the right moment)--they will be donating a portion of their proceeds to Misericordia Chicago.

The Barrelhouse Flat

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Named as one of Esquire’s Best Bars in 2013, this bar excels when it comes to mastering the art of classic cocktails. They also serve a menu of straightforward bar food with slider and poutine sections. For #NegroniWeek, proceeds from the drink will go to The National Runaway Safeline.

The Dawson

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The space is named in honor of The Dawson Brothers, fireplace mantle craftsman, who back in the day owned a number of buildings including the one the restaurant inhabits. Their work was highly regarded and still earns top dollar in present day. In that spirit, the bar and restaurant pride themselves on the art of crafting top-notch food and drink and delivering on excellent hospitality. This local homage continues into #NegroniWeek, when proceeds from the drink will go to Un86'd.

The Gage

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This true, high-end gastropub list is located directly across from Millennium Park. It has a sophisticated vibe and an impressive beer list. Menu items include loaded shishito peppers, bison tartare, and fish and chips. Order a Negroni and help out Un86'd from June 1-7.

The Whistler

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In addition to being a hip bar, The Whistler is also a gallery, record label, and music venue. Their cocktail menu changes daily and features classics as well as contemporary drinks. They also featured different DJs nightly. True to musical form, during #NegroniWeek, proceeds from the cocktail will be donated to the Intonation Music Workshop.

Twisted Spoke

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Known around town as a “hard-driving biker bar,” this hot spot has an incredible selection of whiskeys, including offering them on tap. The bar also prides itself on craft seers and killer burgers. If you wash that juicy Fatboy down with a Negroni during #NegroniWeek, Twisted Spoke will donate the proceeds to the Trio Animal Foundation, so it's a win-win.

Celeste

This refined cocktail spot offers re-interpretations of American classics. The sexy, art deco space also features a supper club and and rooftop garden where guests can sip in style. Order a rooftop Negroni: a portion of the proceeds during #NegroniWeek will go to helping out Un86'd Chicago.

Eataly

The newest outpost from the Batali-Bastianich empire features 23 restaurants and numerous markets including vegetables, pasta, meat and other Italian delicacies. During #NegroniWeek, stop in to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

G&O

Brought to you by team who opened The Aberdeen Tap, G&O (short for Grand and Ogden) is located in an old West Town gas station. In addition to craft cocktails and beers, house-infused liquors and house-batched cocktails, they also features sophisticated bar food like buttermilk fried rock shrimp and wild boar meatballs. Enjoy a Negroni among the eclectic atmosphere and drink out to help the Chicago Special Olympics.

Kinmont

Named for a salmon fly-fishing lure, Kinmont is the first sustainable fish and seafood restaurant in Chicago. The fish served have been caught only using safe practices. The restaurant has a full bar and has a strong focus on craft and local beer. Stop in to help out Un86'd and the USBG National Charity Foundation when you enjoy a #NegroniWeek cocktail.

Luxbar

This classic, neighborhood haunt serves traditional fare in space inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and other American architects. The two-floor pub with outdoor seating is frequented by locals and visitors alike for it’s buzzy scene and solid cooking. During #NegroniWeek, It's the perfect time to try this architectural hot spot (we know you've been waiting for the right moment)--they will be donating a portion of their proceeds to Misericordia Chicago.

The Barrelhouse Flat

Named as one of Esquire’s Best Bars in 2013, this bar excels when it comes to mastering the art of classic cocktails. They also serve a menu of straightforward bar food with slider and poutine sections. For #NegroniWeek, proceeds from the drink will go to The National Runaway Safeline.

The Dawson

The space is named in honor of The Dawson Brothers, fireplace mantle craftsman, who back in the day owned a number of buildings including the one the restaurant inhabits. Their work was highly regarded and still earns top dollar in present day. In that spirit, the bar and restaurant pride themselves on the art of crafting top-notch food and drink and delivering on excellent hospitality. This local homage continues into #NegroniWeek, when proceeds from the drink will go to Un86'd.

The Gage

This true, high-end gastropub list is located directly across from Millennium Park. It has a sophisticated vibe and an impressive beer list. Menu items include loaded shishito peppers, bison tartare, and fish and chips. Order a Negroni and help out Un86'd from June 1-7.

The Whistler

In addition to being a hip bar, The Whistler is also a gallery, record label, and music venue. Their cocktail menu changes daily and features classics as well as contemporary drinks. They also featured different DJs nightly. True to musical form, during #NegroniWeek, proceeds from the cocktail will be donated to the Intonation Music Workshop.

Twisted Spoke

Known around town as a “hard-driving biker bar,” this hot spot has an incredible selection of whiskeys, including offering them on tap. The bar also prides itself on craft seers and killer burgers. If you wash that juicy Fatboy down with a Negroni during #NegroniWeek, Twisted Spoke will donate the proceeds to the Trio Animal Foundation, so it's a win-win.

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