Chicago’s Best Bars for Gin Drinks

While it once may have been labeled as an old man’s choice liquor, nowadays gin is in. From tried and true gin and tonics to creative specialty cocktails, you’ll find amazing selections in swanky atmospheres.


via Flickr user Sam Howzit

via Flickr user Sam Howzit

This gin lover’s fantasy is elegant, with a fireplace, antique furniture, and candlelight. It’s both vintage and romantic–a prime spot to impress a date. At midnight, be on the lookout, because that’s when they hand out free homemade cookies straight from the oven!

You can find Scofflaw at 3201 W Armitage Avenue.

Sable Kitchen and Bar

via Flickr user Tom Ipri

via Flickr user Tom Ipri

This place is classic and chic, especially before or after going to one of the nearby theatres. There’s a sumptuous 40 foot bar and gin selections from around the world. Cocktails not only taste scrumptious, but look gorgeous. The unparalleled favorite here is the War of the Roses.

You can find Sable at 505 N. State St.


With farm-to-table fare and a cozy Dutch-inspired atmosphere, Vincent is a lovely place to enjoy an intimate night. The gin list is long and cocktails are mixed expertly. On a nice night you can hang out on the patio, which sometimes features live music.

You can find Vincent at 1475 W Barmoral Ave.