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Weather Mark Tavern

On a quiet stretch of Michigan Ave. in Chicago’s South Loop sits The Weather Mark Tavern, an unassuming place with a laid back vibe and impressive rum-cred.

imageThe Weather Mark is just a short stroll from Soldier Field in a part of town where you would expect to see a sports bar rather than a place dedicated to rum, good beer and sailing.  But they have successfully carved out their niche among local professionals, the boating crowd, sports fans and yes, rummies.

The interior of the Weather Mark is a sailors paradise.  Now, I’m not talking about some faux nautical themed Red Lobster wannabe.  I’m talking about walls plastered with photos of racing yachts, naval flags and treasures from local regattas.  Clusters of low slung furniture are divided by a series of canvas sails along one interior wall, while the 25-stool bar stretches across the other.  The atmosphere is cool and uncluttered until after work when the place becomes the neighborhood hangout.  During the summer months the front windows roll up, the patio fills up and The Weather Mark turns into an urban beach bar.

Food and drinks are well priced and there are different specials every day of the week.  Think you want to make this your regular spot?  Be sure to pick up a Rum Passport.  Sample and check off all 50 of the selected rums on the list and you get your name engraved on the Rum Club Wall of Fame.

The rum selection at The Weather Mark consists of about 60 premium brands.  Among the more impressive options are Pampero Anniversario, Angostura 1919 & 1824, Mount Gay XO & 1703 and the entire Barbancourt and Clement lines.  Their group of friendly bartenders are known for mixing well-made classic cocktails and a few house specialties. The Almost Stormy (white rum, ginger ale and lemongrass) and the Deep Blue Sea (white rum, curacao, lemonade and a float of overproof) were nicely balanced, refreshing…..and intoxicating.

So, whether it’s on the way home from work or on the way to a Bears game, swing by The Weather Mark Tavern.  You’re sure to get a tasty rum drink, good food and maybe even make a new friend or two.  Cheers!!

Weather Mark

Weather Mark

Rum Passport

Rum Passport

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The Weather Mark Tavern
1503 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
(312)588-0230
www.weathermarktavern.com