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.

GQ Magazine — The 25 Best Cocktail Bars in America

GQ Magazine — The 25 Best Cocktail Bars in America
 
They are the great American invention. And there has never been a better time to drink them than now. We traveled 34,462 miles and sipped 400 gin fizzes...

Metrowize — The Best Mixology & Craft Cocktail Bars in Chicago
Tasting Table — The Best Cocktails of 2011
LA Times
Time Out Chicago — 100 Best of 2011
Tasting Table — The Best Cocktails of 2010
GQ Magazine — The 25 Best Cocktail Bars in America
Gaz Regan’s 101 Best New Cocktails
New City — Best New Bar
Chicagoist — Artists Behind "Relax Attack" Jazz Series Posters Honored
Food & Wine Magazine — Kümmel 101
PUNCH — The Best Craft Cocktail Bars in Chicago
Time Out Chicago — 100 Best of 2013
Esquire — Cocktail of the Week: Standing Stone
VODA Magazine
Time Out Chicago — 100 Best of 2012
ZAGAT — 16 Must-Try Cocktail Destinations Around the U.S.
The Chicago Traveler — Master Mixologists
Time Out — 100 Best of 2008
Details Magazine — Spice Up Your Cocktails
Time Out Chicago — 100 Best of 2014
Chicago Magazine — The Top 10 Bars in Chicago
GQ Magazine — Welcome To Chicago
Beyond the Loop — Logan Square
Time Out — 100 Best of 2009
Vogue Magazine — Destination Chicago