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.

Chicago Magazine — The Top 10 Bars in Chicago

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"Inventive cocktails at reasonable prices. DJs, live music that spans genres, or...

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