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.

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