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 2011
ZAGAT — 16 Must-Try Cocktail Destinations Around the U.S.
New City — Best New Bar
Tasting Table — The Best Cocktails of 2011
Time Out — 100 Best of 2009
Details Magazine — Spice Up Your Cocktails
GQ Magazine — Welcome To Chicago
Time Out — 100 Best of 2008
Tasting Table — The Best Cocktails of 2010
Beyond the Loop — Logan Square
Chicagoist — Artists Behind "Relax Attack" Jazz Series Posters Honored
VODA Magazine
Chicago Magazine — The Top 10 Bars in Chicago
Time Out Chicago — 100 Best of 2014
PUNCH — The Best Craft Cocktail Bars in Chicago
Food & Wine Magazine — Kümmel 101
Vogue Magazine — Destination Chicago
GQ Magazine — The 25 Best Cocktail Bars in America
Gaz Regan’s 101 Best New Cocktails
The Chicago Traveler — Master Mixologists
Time Out Chicago — 100 Best of 2013
Metrowize — The Best Mixology & Craft Cocktail Bars in Chicago
Time Out — 13 Summer Cocktails
LA Times
Time Out Chicago — 100 Best of 2012