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


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.


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.


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:


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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