Almost every bar in the city will make some claim to it but, hands down, the title for biggest, most diverse and in-depth whiskey selection in the city goes to Delilah’s on Lincoln Avenue. A punk mecca with nightly DJs, you may at first appreciate the place for its $3 pints and free pool table. But look beyond the hops to the Ali Baba’s cave of whiskey here, and unleash your inner connoisseur. With an incredible 600 to choose from, they even have their own eponymous brand produced in collaboration with Compass Box Whisky Company in London.
2771 North Lincoln, (773)472-2771, delilahschicago.com
AUDIENCE CHOICE: Longman & Eagle, 2657 North Kedzie, (773)276-7110, longmanandeagle.com
Best of Chicago 2013