Old fashioned, straight up, extra dirty, this is the language of martini lovers. Though you can order a martini anywhere, true fans know, not all martinis are created equal.
Here are some of our picks for the best places to get a martini in Chicago.
Have a favorite of your own? Leave a comment and tell us below.
Marty’s Wine and Martini Bar
1511 W. Balmoral Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
Marty’s Wine and Martini Bar is small in size and big on martinis. Upscale, elegant decor, puts this Andersonville favorite at the top of the list for martini loving locals. Try a fruity concoction or stick to the good old fashion classic here.
Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
3700 N. Halsted.
Get ready for option overload. The Kit Kat Lounge has one of the most extensive martini lists in Chicago. With over 50 martinis to choose from, you may have to double fist! Kit Kat Lounge also runs a nightly show every 20 minutes from 7PM-12AM performed by the Kit Kat Divas.
1031 N Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Tavern On Rush is an upscale, contemporary American Steakhouse with an extensive martini, wine, and cocktail list. Despite the great alternatives to the Classic Martini, such as Espresso Martini, Margarita Martini, and Lemon Drop Martini, if you’re looking for the good old fashion classic-this is your place. The classic martini is served with a generous portion of blue cheese olives with your choice of gin or vodka.
311 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654-6876
Martini Ranch is a great place to try a new and unique martini. With over 40 martini options, there’s something for everyone here. Martini Ranch is a popular happy hour destination for locals, and a more club environment late-night and weekends. Their most famous martini is a mixture of mint and chocolate. Stop by and grab one for dessert!
Have a favorite martini we missed? Leave a comment and tell us below.–Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago