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Meet love in Chicago and make a successful date
Online dating took place in the 1990s, which is a taboo because people are not used to meeting like this. They usually get acquainted through friends, family and colleagues, personal advertisements in newspapers or when they go out for a stroll. Today, however, online dating is the preferred way for singles to get together because it's simple, fast and does a great job. Here are our best choices for Chicago singles.
Chicago Singles Bars
Sometimes, nothing is better than looking at the people in the room and feeling the instantaneous chemical reaction. That's what bars are best for. In addition, if you have friends around, starting a conversation shouldn't be like nervousness. For brevity, we keep the list of Chicago's best singles bars at 9, but to be honest, we can move on because there are so many good choices.
1: Bar DeVille
Bar DeVille can be found in Chicago's West Town neighborhood at the corner of Damn and Huron, and renowned bartender Brad Bolt runs the ship. The atmosphere is cozy, and the drinks are old school. Whether you're a regular or are checking things out for the first time, you'll love Bar DeVille, which Food and Wine Magazine said was among the Top 100 Bars in 2011 and 2012.
2: ESTATE Ultra Bar
ESTATE Ultra Bar calls itself a "social dining and drinking destination whose menus celebrate seasonal American cuisine and classic cocktails but with a fun, contemporary take. You'll find offerings that include Huitlacoche tacos and herb fries (which are meant for sharing) and the Estate (which is made with Ketel One, pom-berry syrup, mint, orange, lemon, and soda). The bar is broken up into about five rooms, including the StarDeck, Chicago's largest open air rooftop restaurant and lounge.
A preferred hideout of local weirdos since the 80s, the Lakeview club once lived up to its name by regularly featuring German new-wave music and art installations. These days, Berlin is best known for its weekly drag shows,80s dance parties and quirky tributes to artists like Prince, Madonna and Bj?rk. Stop by every Thursday for the rotating A Queer Pride Presents party, featuring events like Femme's Room and DURO that explicitly welcome LGBTQ, Latinx and other underrepresented communities.
4: Slippery Slope
"It's a party every night in Logan Square," says Slippery Slope. From draft beer to cocktails in bottles and "cheap hooch," you won't run out of libations, But perhaps what people love most about the bar is the skee ball and its cabin-themed dance floor for rocking out to DJs and live bands. Fun Fact: Andre the Giant, of "The Princess Bride" fame, was a famous patron of Slippery Slope.
5: The Berkshire Room
You'll find more than just straightforward gin and tonics at the Berkshire Room. This bar provides what it calls "Dealer's Choice," barrel-finished, and craft cocktails like a 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon and a Double Entendre that showcases the flavors of cognac, rye, gingembre, and masala. But the Berkshire Room is far from pretentious. You can also get wines by the bottle and glass, beers on tap, and snacks and desserts such as mixed nuts and salted caramels.
6: Headquarters Beercade
Awesome drinks? Check! Delicious food? Check! Fun games? Check! Headquarters Beercade has practically everything you could need. It doesn't matter if you're a fan of pinball, Pac Man, Galaga, Mortal Kombat, or pinball you'll feel at home here. HQ Beercade's motto is, "Don't grow up. It's a trap," so whatever you do, don't take yourself too seriously when you're at this bar.
7: Rockit Bar & Grill
Chicagoans flock to Rockit Bar & Grill for the food just as much as they flock to it for the drinks. The menu specializes in the usual bar fare, but it's all made by gourmet chefs (e.g., mac and cheese with black truffles and a lamb burger with fried saganaki). Downstairs has a dual-facing counter for premium interaction, while upstairs is where patrons go to watch games, dance, and listen to acoustic performances, among other things.
With two locations, one in Wicker Park and one in Logan Square, Innjoy offers "double the fun." The casual dining and entertainment venue is open seven days a week: Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Monday through Friday 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. So you can pretty much get your food and drink on anytime. Innjoy says it's a genuine Chicago hangout spot that locals and visitors will both appreciate.
"Strong, weak, bitter, sour, and sweet," Punch House hits all the right notes. Thrillist named Punch House one of the 33 Best New Bars in America, and Chicago Magazine calls its space "cozy" and "bohemian" and its drinks "quaffable originals alongside classics." Punch House also hosts numerous events throughout the year like punch making classes and Valentine's Day celebrations for singles and couples alike.