Chicago's Hippest Hot Drinks

The weather around Chicago is warming up. But don't let the promise of spring and summer dissuade you from a good, hot drink. Sipping a drink is one of the coolest things you can do and it looks even better with a little steam coming off of the top. When it comes to drinking something warm, these Chicago hot spots are heating up.

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Irish Coffee at Lady Gregory's (5260 N. Clark St.)

This quaint Irish Pub houses a vast selection of beer, cider, whiskey, and hearty Irish fare. Wash your Irish Cheddar Grits (decadently delicious) down with a nice Irish Coffee and your tummy is sure to feel warm, even when the air doesn't. (773) 271-5050

Glogg at Simon's (5210 N. Clark St.)

The best place to find this traditional Swedish spiced wine is actually right across from the Swedish American Museum at a cozy dive bar called Simon's. They make the Glogg in house, assuring the freshest, most authentic warm treat for a cold evening. (773) 878-0894

Hot Chocolate at Angel Food Bakery (1636 W. Montrose Ave.)

The charming, colorful bakery brightens event the dankest winter day from the moment you walk inside. The warmest part is a delicious, decadent hot chocolate to enjoy alongside its many homemade pastries, cakes, and cupcakes. The café also has delicious meals for breakfast and lunch. (773) 728-1512

High Tea at The Drake Hotel (140 E. Walton St.)

Nothing warms my soul more than pretending I am the Duchess of Grantham. You can do that at the historic Drake Hotel during their daily high tea time. The tea served is The Drake's own special blend, and it's, of course, paired with the classic aristocratic fare. If eating a mini sandwich and looking down upon the masses in downtown Chicago during a snowstorm doesn't make you feel a little warmer inside, then I honestly don't know of any other way to help you. (312) 787-2200

Hot Buttered Rum at Owen and Engine's (2700 N. Western Ave.)

This homey British pub in Logan Square serves up a great selection of drinks, hot and cold. In the colder months, it's famed for its this buttered rum, an in-house blend of spices, rum, and butter. Also, check out the hearty British food to keep you in comfort all day long. (773) 235-2930

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