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Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • Punch House hosts a no-cover literary event on Thursday.
Punch House hosts a no-cover literary event on Thursday. (Kaitlyn McQuaid/For RedEye )
January 08, 2014|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye

EAT

Goose Island Beer Event

Division Ale House 1942 W. Division St. 773-384-6886

The bar presents a beer-spiked menu featuring a kimchi-stuffed brat steamed in Goose Island Kisetsu with a side ($6); chocolate stout cherry pie ($5.99) and more as Goose Island certified cicerone Rick Wildt introduces rare offerings ($8-$12 per draft) such as Bourbon County imperial stout, Big John imperial stout and the aforementioned Kisetsu saison. 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; kitchen closes at midnight.

DRINK

Throwback Thursday Launch Party

John Barleycorn River North 149 W. Kinzie St. 773-348-8899

The River North club kicks off a weekly "period attire encouraged" series starting with the '70s and featuring popular cocktails from that decade such as the Tom Collins, Singapore Sling, tequila sunrise and screwdriver ($7 each), free disco glasses while supplies last and disco tunes from DJ Claud10. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.

Bourbon & Beats

Drumbar 201 E. Delaware Place 312-924-2531

Thursdays are for dark spirits at this club atop the Raffaello Hotel where head bartender Alex Renshaw's menu features weekly-changing $10 classic and modern cocktails—beginning with Atlanta Belle (bourbon, creme de menthe, creme de cacao, cream) and Sustenance (bourbon, apricot, pink grapefruit juice, allspice, bitters)—and a choice of two $25 bourbon flights. DJ Greg Corner brings the beats. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.

DO

(Free!) 'Ten'

The Gift Theatre 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-283-7071

See the world premiere of "Despacito," by J.C. Chandor (who penned the 2013 Robert Redford film, "All Is Lost"), the Chicago premiere of "Good for Otto," by David Rabe ("Hurlyburly") and eight more 10-minute plays by members of the Jefferson Park ensemble and guest artists. 7:30 p.m. Through Jan. 19. RSVP recommended: thegifttheatre.org

Tales From The Punchbowl

Punch House 1227 W. 18th St. 312-526-3851

Local publishing house Curbside Splendor helps you combat sub-freezing temps with a warm night in this basement bar where authors Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon ("Nothing") and Russ Woods ("Wolf Doctors") and poet Daniela Olszewska ("Citizen J") read from their new books. 7-9 p.m. No cover.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Get last-minute tickets for Jay Z's Magna Carter Tour at the United Center: ticketmaster.com

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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