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.

Tasting Table — The Best Cocktails of 2011

The Best Cocktails of 2011
 
No Contest
 
Consider this the thinking drinker's tiki drink. Instead of loading in the fruit juice, Paul...

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