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Take one part music venue, one part bar and a dash of art gallery and you've got the Whistler. Hometown (especially Logan Square) indie bands and DJs will be in heavy rotation at this never-a-cover hang. In the storefront window, you'll spot a site-specific art installation that changes every other month or so and is viewable only from the street. Inside, sit at the stunningly smooth wood bar or benches repurposed from church pews, or head out to the 50-seat back patio. Look for seasonal riffs on classic cocktails using house-infused spirits like cayenne pepper-infused tequila and unique garnishes such as dried hibiscus flower.