Drinking our way through Chicago is a tough job, but someone has to do it. With our livers on the line, we have made our way from basement cocktail lounges to sanctuaries of arcade games and craft beer, all in the name of research. 2012 has been good to our fair city in terms of libations. We are proud to raise a glass to the hottest bar openings of the year. Cheers to the top 10, and to all those to come next year.