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 2010

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