Say what you will about The Whistler’s too-cool-for-school clientele. Say what you will about the intricate special drinks. But the bar’s atmosphere and ambiance—cemented with assortments of candles, mood lighting and small-space intimacy—create a wonderful environment for literary engagement. Where on most nights live musicians offer their craft, The Whistler’s stage and sound system provide a perfect setting for readings. Recently we checked out the Orange Alert Reading Series and came away more than pleased. Move over Danny’s, there’s a new sheriff in town.
2421 North Milwaukee
Best of Chicago 2009