Hate being alone for the holidays? Perhaps you’ll need to be held when our next President is inaugurated? Whatever reason you have for wanting a snuggle buddy when the cold weather comes in, you’re running out of time! If your thumb is sore from swiping your smart-phone, why not try meeting a sweetheart the old-fashioned way at Chicago’s singles spots? Our friends at Yelp Chicago rounded up some of the best places in the city:
There are no losers in this neighborhood! At least in regards to baseball. You still have a pretty high chance of someone puking on your shoes in Wrigleyville, but if this neighborhood is where you want to cast your relationship reel, at least Irish Oak has fishbowls in case all you catch is a Cubs fan with a mustard stain on their shirt. 3511 N. Clark St., 773-935-6669
Punch bowls at this 70’s-style Pilsen basement bar are a fantastic conversation starter. Order one and someone from the eclectic crowd is almost certain to approach you to ask about it. It’s up to you whether the shared cocktail ends up like the liquid version of the Lady and the Tramp spaghetti scene or you just get punched in the face with an actual fist. 1227 W. 18th St., 312-526-3851
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that 80’s music videos attract bachelor/bachelorette parties. At Inn Joy, there will be dancing. There will be shot taking. And there will probably be some sort of novelty suckers floating around. Doesn’t that sound like a solid start to your next relationship? 2051 W. Division St., 773-394-2066
Awesome DJs, bottled cocktails, and a stylish crowd can easily turn into dancing the night away with someone new here. Snap a few photo booth pics with your new friend, and, even if you don’t seal the deal, they have Skeeball so you can still score regardless of how the rest of that date goes. 2357 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-799-8504
Not into the meat market scene that all your other single friends are? Bring your wing-pup to this dog-friendly dive bar. You’ll save money not buying the Fireball shots that you would have for Chad/Ashely and everyone knows a cute dog often leads to some heavy petting of your own. 425 W. Armitage Ave., 312-944-5087
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