Where to Go on a Milwaukee Avenue Bar Crawl in Logan Square
3. The Whistler
The granddaddy of them all still packs ’em in. Find out why this bar made last year’s “Best of the Best” list. 2421 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Here’s what the Whistler crew likes to eat and drink when visiting our neighbors on Milwaukee Avenue:
1. Parts & Labor: If you’re gluten-free, you’re in luck. They offer their burger with a gluten-free bun and it’s (gasp!) tasty.
2. Analogue: Two words… Chicken sandwich.
3. The Whistler: Duh.
4. The Radler: The wurst goes great with a liter of beer! Try their Haus Helles. And then try another.
5. Chicago Distilling: Moonshine, Logan Square-style.
Wednesday, March 5: Yeesh, WISHGIFT
Trending: Sherry cocktails
Drink it: Dusty Boots at the Whistler
It’s made with fino sherry, reposado tequila, demerara rum, orgeat, honey, lime and star anise.
"The fino sherry we use is light and crisp, yet bold and nutty with a touch of citrus and minerals," the Whistler’s Billy Helmkamp says. "These qualities compliment and enhance the other flavors presented in the cocktail without adding too much sweetness as some other styles of sherry might."
The Whistler was an early adopter in terms of sherry.
"We’re crazy about sherry," Helmkamp says. "In fact, I don’t think a day has passed in 2+ years where one couldn’t find sherry featured on our cocktail menu. The Bodega Buck, for example, has enjoyed a long run as our $6 cocktail option. That one features bourbon, dry oloroso sherry, honey, lemon, ginger ale and Angostura bitters."