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Chicago Cocktail Hit List


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I'm heading to Chicago next week for an r&d trip to Smyth, and wondering where we should go for cocktails - not just bars, but possibly restaurants doing amazing things. They need to have all sorts of vials and squirt bottles and mason jars full of house-made stuff that goes into their cocktails. Thoughts?

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Dave's two, of course. Also these:

Bar Sótano, Rick Bayless's new speakeasy underneath Frontera Grill,

Kumiko, "a formal bar," by former Oriole folks (the restaurant, not the baseball team)

The Albert, a restaurant, features "science-minded cocktails" (Albert = Albert Einstein) 

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