Location: Chicago

Gallery Bar Chicago divides its calendar in two ways: libations and creations. Depending on who you ask, it could justifiably be called one of the Windy City’s best beer lounges, most delicious Asian fusion restaurants, or edgiest art galleries, with rotating exhibitions of street, graffiti, pop, and contemporary works from emerging artists. And each one of those descriptors would be right. The space also hosts regular educational events, schooling its patrons on both the art of mixology and helping them to re-create some of the great masterworks (after a few drinks, you won’t care that your Starry Night looks nothing like Van Gogh’s).