WHISKEY PLACES – Blue Line Lounge & Grill

It was freezing cold when I was in Chicago the first week of Chicago, and when I say freezing cold, I mean freezing cold. My coworkers and I were not actually planning on going to the Blue Line Lounge & Bar, but we were freezing and it was along our route to whatever bar we were supposed to be going to.

I ordered a Manhattan, because I usually do, and it wasn’t until I tasted it that I thought I recognized it. After looking in the menu, I realized they were using Redemption Bourbon, which scored a 40/100 as a sipper. When I made a At Home Manhattan, the Vermouth definitely helped smooth out some of the rough edges, and the score rose to a 53/100.

I’m going to say that the Blue Line Lounge and Bar Manhattan tasted about the same as what I made, so I’m holding to that score of a 53/100, making it just barely Sip Worthy. As a whiskey bar, this place doesn’t have a huge selection, and is about as good as any city bar.

Redemption Manhattan
PlaceLocationScorePrice ScaleDrink
The Telford InnMantua, NJ95HighManhattan
Saltgrass SteakhouseOrlando, FL91LowManhattan
The Irish Whisper National Harbor, MD90Moderate to HighManhattan
Tortoise Supper ClubChicago, IL85HighManhattan
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks National Harbor, MD80ModerateManhattan
Cadillac Ranch National Harbor, MD70ModerateManhattan
Creekside InnWoodstown, NJ65Low to ModerateManhattan
Blue Line Lounge & BarChicago, IL53ModerateManhattan
Dave & BustersDeptford, NJ30Moderate to HighManhattan
Cock'n BullLahaska, PA26HighManhattan & Old Fashioned
The Brass Tap National Harbor, MD25ModerateManhattan
Big Fish GrillWilmington, DE10HighManhattan
The LegendNew Castle, DE5LowManhattan
TGI FridaysNew Castle, DE1Low to ModerateManhattan

Cost Scale

Up to $30 per person – Low Cost

$31 to $50 per person – Moderate Cost

$51 and above per person – High Cost

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