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 — 100 Best of 2008

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