About

The Whistler is a bar, gallery, record label, and venue that hosts live music and DJs seven nights a week. We are committed to serving world-class cocktails with zero pretense at the best prices in town. Our award-winning cocktail program features an always-changing menu of classics, contemporary favorites, and Whistler originals. Our stage hosts an eclectic mix of jazz, punk, rock, country, and soul, along with Movieoke, film screenings, and many other artistic endeavors. No cover charge. 21+ with proper ID. Capacity 74.

Vogue Magazine — Destination Chicago

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VODA Magazine
Esquire — Cocktail of the Week: Standing Stone
Tasting Table — The Best Cocktails of 2010
Food & Wine Magazine — Kümmel 101
Chicago Magazine — The Top 10 Bars in Chicago
Details Magazine — Spice Up Your Cocktails
Time Out — 100 Best of 2009
LA Times
Time Out Chicago — 100 Best of 2011
ZAGAT — 16 Must-Try Cocktail Destinations Around the U.S.
Chicagoist — Artists Behind "Relax Attack" Jazz Series Posters Honored
Tasting Table — The Best Cocktails of 2011
Gaz Regan’s 101 Best New Cocktails
New City — Best New Bar
GQ Magazine — The 25 Best Cocktail Bars in America
Time Out — 100 Best of 2008
Time Out Chicago — 100 Best of 2013
Time Out Chicago — 100 Best of 2012
Metrowize — The Best Mixology & Craft Cocktail Bars in Chicago
Time Out — 13 Summer Cocktails
Vogue Magazine — Destination Chicago