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 2009

100 Best things we ate and drank this year
 
Arrigo Park at the Whistler
 
This take on a Manhattan introduces notes of vanilla (via Italian Vermouth) and artichoke (Cynar...

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