Chicago has recently been named the best drinking city in America, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn’t shying away from turning the city into a boozy destination.
The city on Friday launched a website dedicated to Chicago’s drinking endeavors and local breweries. The site highlights the city’s popular beer and bar scene.
In a recent interview with the Chicago Tribune, Emanuel detailed his own love for the Chicago beer experience, discussing his favorite city bars, go-to breweries and what hoppy concoctions are in his fridge at home.
Emanuel told the paper his favorite bars were Matchbox at 770 N. Milwaukee Ave., Ten Cat at 3931 N. Ashland Ave., Tiny Lounge at 4352 N. Leavitt St., Hopleaf at 5148 N. Clark St., Bad Apple at 4300 N. Lincoln Ave., and Four Moon Tavern at 1847 W. Roscoe St.
As for local breweries, well, he named Half Acre, Three Floyds, Revolution, Argus and Lagunitas.
Half Acre and Revolution got extra hops from the mayor as he noted he keeps Half Acre’s Daisy Cutter pale ale is in his fridge at home, along with Revolution’s Anti-Hero.
He also predicts Humboldt Park will be the next Chicago neighborhood to see a spike in bars and breweries, thanks in part to his in-progress park project the 606 Bloomingdale Trail.