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.

Metrowize — The Best Mixology & Craft Cocktail Bars in Chicago

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The Whistler is one cocktail bar — er… art gallery, record label and music venue — that manages...

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