MostBest Chicago | Hidden Bars

It could take you hours to decide which hidden bar is the best. Feeling overwhelmed? MostBest knows the Top 3.

Want to make your night extra special? Try one of these effortlessly cool hidden bars, which will immediately transport you to another time and place entirely.



via Mike Epifani

Lost Lake is an oasis of delicious island cocktails in a tropical atmosphere. This paradise offers signature cocktails crafted by award-winning local mixologist Paul McGee, which come in fun cups and glasses. For the Bunny’s Banana Daiquiri, he even makes a banana look like a dolphin!

Take some time to find Lost Lake, and you’re sure to become a regular.

We Love Their: Coconut Grove Cooler, Hula Hips of Heaven

3154 W Diversey Ave
(773) 293-6048



via Flickr user Ron Dollete

Upon first glance, Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar looks like a high-end liquor store. Venture inside, and you’ll find a hidden bar that specializes in craft beer. They offer about 20 different brews at any given time, and over 400 in their shop next door. The pours are generous, the prices are decent, and the atmosphere is relaxed.

What are you waiting for? Start sipping some of the best beer around at Maria’s.

We Love Their: Huge selection of craft beer

960 W 31st St
(773) 890-0588



via Flickr user star5112

When it comes to cozy exclusivity, nothing beats the intimacy of The Violet Hour. This cool speakeasy may be hidden behind a secret door, but that doesn’t stop Chicagoans from lining up to get in. Once inside, find your favorite liquor on the menu and choose from a list of drinks.

With its warm, romantic atmosphere and stiff cocktails, we’re sure you’ll be back again and again.

We Love Their: Juliet and Romeo, The Violet Hour Old Fashioned, Stone Cold Fox

1520 N Damen Ave
(773) 252-1500