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.

Esquire — Cocktail of the Week: Standing Stone

January 7, 2013 — Cocktail of the Week: The Standing Stone

Time Out Chicago — 100 Best of 2012
Time Out Chicago — 100 Best of 2014
Details Magazine — Spice Up Your Cocktails
Vogue Magazine — Destination Chicago
Time Out — 13 Summer Cocktails
Time Out Chicago — 100 Best of 2013
ZAGAT — 16 Must-Try Cocktail Destinations Around the U.S.
LA Times
PUNCH — The Best Craft Cocktail Bars in Chicago
Tasting Table — The Best Cocktails of 2011
Food & Wine Magazine — Kümmel 101
Time Out — 100 Best of 2008
Metrowize — The Best Mixology & Craft Cocktail Bars in Chicago
Chicagoist — Artists Behind "Relax Attack" Jazz Series Posters Honored
Tasting Table — The Best Cocktails of 2010
Time Out — 100 Best of 2009
New City — Best New Bar
Esquire — Cocktail of the Week: Standing Stone
GQ Magazine — The 25 Best Cocktail Bars in America
VODA Magazine
The Chicago Traveler — Master Mixologists
Time Out Chicago — 100 Best of 2011
Gaz Regan’s 101 Best New Cocktails
Chicago Magazine — The Top 10 Bars in Chicago
Beyond the Loop — Logan Square