Rough Wednesday? You deserve a margarita from the new El Hefe Super Macho… (El Hefe )
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.