Neighborhood: West Loop
Address: 955 W. Fulton Market
Website: theaviary.com  

Growing up means trading your Coors Light wide mouth can for a dramatically garnished, smoldering test tube full of whiskey-based chemistry. The Aviary, a brainchild of Alinea's Grant Achatz, vaunts a 2013 James Beard Foundation Award for "Outstanding Bar Program," and hallmarks the same sustenance-as-theater vibes that made Achatz the face of Chicago's fine dining renaissance. Basically, if you want to secure a second date or elicit a "23 like" banger on Instagram, this is the place to take angled iPhone pictures of your Baked Apple cocktail.