Beyond where to eat right now, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater often have another burning question: Where should one drink right now? While the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering the best standbys and neighborhood essential restaurants across the city and the Eater Heatmap highlights where the restaurant crowds are flocking to at the moment, the Eater Chicago Cocktail Heatmap shows the hottest bars and restaurants from north to south which have been open for less than nine months, where cocktail, beer, and wine aficionados are drinking right now.
14. Beatnik On The River
by Daniel Gerzina
From the people behind Eater Award-winning West Town favorite Beatnik comes this hot expansion right on the Chicago River in the Loop. The new spot serves an array of interesting cocktails, wines, and Mediterranean small and large plates but the biggest draw may just be its gorgeous space with comfortable seating on a plant-adorned patio with standout river views. The all-day restaurant Cafe Bonhomme also shares the space.