RedEye Best Bartender Contest 2012: Top 8

**VOTING FOR THE TOP 8 HAS NOW CLOSED. CHECK BACK WEDNESDAY FOR OUR TOP4** Welcome to the main event. With more than 200 nominations pouring in from RedEye readers, we've narrowed the competition to our Top eight finalists for RedEye's Best Bartender 2012 project. From posh restaurants to busy cocktail lounges to gastropubs, this bunch is everywhere, making their mark as up-and-coming talent behind bars all across Chicago. --Emily Van Zandt, RedEye
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