DryHop's High Voltage IPA (DryHop Brewing )
Crossing 2548 N. Southport Ave. 773-327-4900
For a celebration that costs next to nothing, head to the Lincoln Park spot—or sibling bars Benchmark, Schoolyard, Brownstone, West End, Kirkwood, Gaslight or Sidebar—and score a $1 third-pound cheeseburger in honor of National Cheeseburger Day. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Find addresses for participating bars at fourcornerstaverns.com
The Great Pumpkin
Delilah's 2771 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-472-2771
Sample the best of the season all at once during a tasting of Oktoberfest and pumpkin beers and ciders. Choose 20 two-ounce tastings from a menu which includes information on more than 70 options. Single bottle and pint options are also available. 5-9 p.m. $20.
Bartender on Tap
PT at the Talbott 10 E. Delaware Place 312-640-8135
The pop-up restaurant welcomes a pop-up guest bartender—Sable Kitchen & Bar's Mike Ryan—who grabs a cocktail shaker and offers up three specialty cocktails for $10-$12 as part of the bar's Tap Into UNICEF fundraiser, which means that a portion of your tab benefits UNICEF Tap Project's clean water campaign. 3:30-10:30 p.m.
New Brew For You
Atlas Brewing Company 2747 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-295-1270
Try a free sample of Atlas' new collaboration with coming-soon Lakeview brewpub Dryhop Brewers at this release party for High Voltage IPA. Order a $6 glass or $16 64-ounce growler and chat with brew masters from both spots. 6-9 p.m. No cover.
Le Spoken Word
Raven Theatre 6157 N. Clark St. 773-338-2177
Chicago Slam Works opens its season in its new Edgewater home with The French Slam Connection, which features performances by Ligue Slam de France national champion Damien Guillemin—also known as M'sieur Dam—plus Ligue organizers Yopo and MrKurg, members of Chicago's Speak'Easy Ensemble and Chicago Tap Theatre artistic director Mark Yonally. A pre-show reception kicks things off. 6:30 p.m. $20; $10 for 7:30 p.m. performance only.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Rock Bottom Brewery (1 W. Grand Ave.) hosts a tapping party for its seasonal Rocktoberfest beer from 6-10 p.m.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.