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  • Bartenders compete to mix a cocktail that best represents the Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods at the Mixologist Mash-Up.
Bartenders compete to mix a cocktail that best represents the Bucktown… (Mixologist Mash-Up )
March 27, 2013|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

March Madness Specials

Moonshine 1824 W. Division St. 773-862-8686

Cheer on your favorites during four Sweet Sixteen games on multiple wall-to-wall big screens with half off all thin-crust pizzas (regularly $12-$19) from tip-off to the final buzzer including the Barbecue (barbecued pulled pork, red onion, cilantro, pickles), the Vegan (grilled tofu, oven-dried tomatoes, baby spinach, roasted garlic, red onion, vegan cheese) and more, which you can wash down with $3.50 22-ounce stadium cups or $10 pitchers of Coors Light drafts. 6:15 p.m.-conclusion of final game.

DRINK

Wicker Park Bucktown Mixologist Mashup

Dolphin 2200 N. Ashland Ave. 773-750-8090

Sample themed custom cocktails from 10 bartenders representing Antique Taco, The Savoy, Fatpour and other area hangouts, who compete for your vote with the drink they feel best captures the neighborhood's essence. Catered appetizers and DJ beats round out the festivities. 6-9 p.m. $40-$50. Tickets: wickerparkbucktown.com.

Colorado Beer Night

Emporium Arcade Bar 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-697-7922

Scale the Rocky Mountains one pint at a time as all 24 taps are dedicated to beers from New Belgium, Left Hand, Ska, Oskar Blues and Breckenridge breweries at $5-$8 each. The kegs are tapped at 5 p.m. but the celebration officially kicks off at 7 p.m. 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

DO

Neal Brennan

Laugh Factory 3175 N. Broadway 773-327-3175

Hear the latest material from the "Chappelle's Show" co-creator and "The Champs" podcast co-founder and co-host as he headlines a five-show engagement prior to taping a 60-minute Comedy Central special in April. 8 p.m. $17-$30. Tickets: laughfactory.com.

Parlour Car Comedy

Bar Deville 701 N. Damen Ave. 312-929-2349

Settle in with a cocktail as co-founder Kenny DeForest hosts sets by Chicago joke slingers Saurin Choksi, The Puterbaugh Sisters, Joe Kilgallon, Parlour Car co-founder Matty Ryan and vocalo.org's "Morning Amp" and The Moth Story Slam host Brian Babylon. 8:30 p.m. No cover.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Tickets are on sale for the May 18 River North Craft Crawl: craftcrawls.com.


Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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