This Chicago Speakeasy Ranks Among The Best In The U.S.


Bartender pours cocktail adding whiskey in glass

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Chicago is packed with tons of unique bars and restaurants, but it’s hard to beat a trendy speakeasy.

USA Today 10Best shared the Top 20 speakeasies in the U.S. that are “sure to impress with their décor, ambiance and ‘wow’ factor,” including one in the Windy City. The report notes that speakeasies started as “illicit liquor stores or clubs during Prohibition,” but now, they’re fun, hidden gems that offer an exclusive vibe to guests.

The Office at the Aviary is the best speakeasy in Chicago. Here’s why 10Best says it stands out:

The Office is an alluring speakeasy that can be found directly below The Aviary in Chicago, Illinois. People typically find it because they hear about it from a friend or a friend of a friend.
“The speakeasy offers guests the chance to enjoy antique spirits and experiences they're not likely to find elsewhere in the city. If a guest asks for the Dealer’s Choice, the bartender will surprise them with something special that’s based on the guest’s favorite spirits and flavors.”

The Office describes:

“Enjoy classic cocktails in The Office crafted by our expert bartenders or sip on rare, antique spirits. Not in the mood for anything on our cocktail list? Opt for Dealer’s Choice and let our bartenders prepare a unique cocktail based on your favorite flavors and spirits.”

Find the rest of the best speakeasies in the U.S. here.


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