Neat or on the Rocks: The Top 5 Scotch Bars in Chicago

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Being a little whiskey girl myself, there’s nothing hotter than a man sippin’ a neat (or naughty) scotch on my arm. Whether it’s single malt, blended or grain, let your inner Scott come out because everyday is Saint Patrick’s Day at these whiskey bars.

1 Delilah's

Named one of “the great whisky bars of the world” by Whiskey magazine (who knew that was a real publication?), Delilah’s offers free monthly tastings of their over 400 malts.

2771 N. Lincoln Ave.


2 Longman & Eagle

The philosophy of Longman & Eagle is “whiskey for your mouth, not for our shelves.” To encourage broad tasting options of their favorite spirit, they have over thirty different whiskeys on special for $3 a shot of obscure and popular labels and flights of tasters.

2657 N. Kedzie Ave.


3 The Duke Of Perth

Nicknamed “the Scottish Pub, ” the Duke offers the city’s largest collection of single malt scotches since 1989. The selection of over 50 will surely have something to warm you up on those chilly Chi nights.

2913 N. Clark St.


4 Big Star

The happening little whiskey, tequila and beer taqueria brings half of Kentucky’s finest libations to Wicker Park. With special reserves running rampant, bust out your vintage cowboy hat and hit the hipster scene.

1531 N. Damen Ave.


5 Whiskey Sky

Located on the top floor of the W Hotel, Whiskey Sky continues the Gerber Group's tradition of the chic and sexy lounge with a soothing mix of intimacy and action featuring a smoked blue acrylic mirrored ceiling, low leather banquets and black mohair club chairs. Blue sheer curtains line the windows, which reveal breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier.

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