There's a few things you take into account when looking for a place to toss back a few. What's the crowd going to be like? How much money are you likely to drop? And if there's an election or game that night, will there be any TVs to check it out?
Well, if you're one of those people who believes a TV should be the last thing to distract you while trying to get your drink on, there's plenty of boob tube-free drinking zones in Chicago.
Centerstage.net has put together a good list to start from.