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 2011

100 Best things we ate and drank this year
 
Oaxacan Old-Fashioned at the Whistler

This cocktail is not on the menu, but it’s a classic available by request. Here, the Whistler’s cocktail ace...

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