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 — 13 Summer Cocktails

Free Rider at the Whistler

The tiki revival comes to life at this music venue/cocktail bar once every other month (next: August 19) with tropical-retro cocktails. The bar also features a weekly-changing tiki drink on its...

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