Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • Rough Wednesday? You deserve a margarita from the new El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria.
Rough Wednesday? You deserve a margarita from the new El Hefe Super Macho… (El Hefe )
May 21, 2013|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Now Open

El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria 15 W. Hubbard St. 312-548-6841

The Arizona-based restaurant-bar arrives in Chicago with pour-your-own table taps and Mexican-inspired dishes including $3-$4 gourmet tacos and a Hefe Hamburguesa (Angus beef, grilled onions and peppers, jalapeno marmalade and chipotle mayo; $10). 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

DRINK

Division Street IPA Crawl

Various locations

Choose your own adventure at this cross-country beer tour where you stop by—in any order—SmallBar (2049 W. Division St. 773-772-2727) for West Coast craft beers on tap, Jerry's (1938 W. Division St. 773-235-1006) for Midwestern ales and Bangers & Lace (1670 W. Division St. 773-252-6499) for East Coast brews. Grab a punch card at your first stop and present it for $2 off your food and drinks at your third stop. 6 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.

10th Anniversary Party

The Pepper Canister 509 N. Wells St. 312-467-3300

Get in the spirit at this Irish bar which takes its name—and its decor, which features church-like arches and a 10-seat "confessional" booth—from a pepper mill-shaped Dublin church. Festivities include complimentary appetizers and cocktail samples (5-7 p.m.), $5 Ommegang Rare Vos drafts and live music (7 p.m.) by Irish expat Morgan Fingleton. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.

Goose Island Release

Rockit Bar & Grill 22 W. Hubbard St. 312-645-6000

Drop in for a glass of limited edition Goose Island 25th anniversary beer, an English ale-style release that's both malty and hoppy. But don't wait too long—when it's gone, it's gone. 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m.

DO

Wax On Wax Off

Reggie's Music Joint 2105 S. State St. 312-949-0121

No, it's not a "Karate Kid" workout—it's a BYO vinyl night where record collectors can spin 30-minute sets from any genre. Reggie's provides the turntables, local music promoter Shane Merrill guest hosts and you can RSVP for a slot or sign up at the door. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover. RSVP: rsvpreggies@gmail.com.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

On Wednesday, Sprinkles (50 E. Walton St.) donates all proceeds from the sale of red velvet cupcake sales to Red Cross tornado relief efforts in Oklahoma.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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