Imagine sipping South American spirits in a no-fuss bar, where strains of salsa music mingle pleasantly with friendly chatter as a warm breeze flows through open windows. No need to check flights; just head to Estereo. A cast of unique spirits like cachaça and agricole are mixed into concoctions that will transport you, carried along by the rhythm playing over the speakers. It’s easy to relax in a place that asks nothing from you but the enjoyment of your drink, so order another and lose yourself in a mini-vacation.
2450 N. Milwaukee, 773.360.8363, estereochicago.com
Best of Chicago 2016