WhiskyFest happens every spring at the Hyatt Regency Chicago and sells out almost immediately when tickets go on sale. True whiskey aficionados know that if they want to attend this highly anticipated event where more than 300 distillers converge under one roof, they need to act fast.

So that everyone else isn’t left out in the cold, here are a number of Chicago whiskey bars where fans may taste their way through carefully curated programs all year long.

Bub City

If you’re about to take on some country karaoke in front of a room full of strangers, you’re going to need all the liquid courage you can muster. Thankfully, this rockin’ BBQ joint’s got you covered with an extensive whiskey list filled with bourbon and rye favorites. There are also three signature Bub City whiskeys from Four Roses, Knob Creek, and Elijah Craig.