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 2012

Verdita at the Whistler

Unlike your typical chaser, this fiery juice (a blend of cilantro, mint, pineapple...

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