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.

Time Out Chicago — 100 Best of 2013

Autumn Sweater at the Whistler

The name pretty much sums it up: Made with the smoky new edition of Letherbee Autumnal Gin, glögg, Angostura and Peychaud...

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