About

The Whistler is a bar, gallery, record label, and venue that hosts live music and DJs seven nights a week. 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, electronic, country, and soul, along with Movieoke, film screenings, and other artistic endeavors. No cover charge. 21+ (proper ID required). Capacity 74. For concert or DJ booking, email booking @ whistlerchicago.com. For press inquiries, email heidi @ h2publicrelations.com. For anything else, email info @ whistlerchicago.com.

Time Out Chicago — 100 Best of 2011

100 Best things we ate and drank this year
 
Oaxacan Old-Fashioned at the Whistler

This cocktail is not on the menu, but it’s a classic available by request. Here, the Whistler’s cocktail ace...

Vogue Magazine — Destination Chicago
Time Out Chicago — 100 Best of 2014
Gaz Regan’s 101 Best New Cocktails
VODA Magazine
Time Out Chicago — Best Bars in Logan Square
Time Out Chicago — 100 Best of 2013
New City — Best New Bar
Time Out Chicago — 2016 Bar of the Year
Details Magazine — Spice Up Your Cocktails
ZAGAT — 16 Must-Try Cocktail Destinations Around the U.S.
Tasting Table — The Best Cocktails of 2011
Time Out — 100 Best of 2009
Chicagoist — The 12 Best Cocktail Bars In Chicago
Tasting Table — The Best Cocktails of 2010
GQ Magazine — The 25 Best Cocktail Bars in America
Chicago Magazine — The Top 10 Bars in Chicago
Metrowize — The Best Mixology & Craft Cocktail Bars in Chicago
Time Out Chicago — 100 Best of 2012
The Chicago Traveler — Master Mixologists
LA Times
Time Out — 13 Summer Cocktails
2015 Best Cocktails in America
Food & Wine Magazine — Kümmel 101
Beyond the Loop — Logan Square
Chicagoist — Artists Behind "Relax Attack" Jazz Series Posters Honored