May 8, 2013 |
Details have been scarce about the forthcoming Chicago outpost of Eataly, Mario Batali's sprawling Italian market and restaurant with locations in New York City and Rome, but beer fans will be glad to hear that brewpub planning is underway. Delaware-based brewery Dogfish Head announced that it will continue its partnership with Eataly and will design the menu and oversee the brewing process at the Chicago outpost, which will open this year at 43 E. Ohio St. in the former ESPN Zone space.
May 6, 2013 |
There's no better way to get pumped for the Blackhawks' playoff run than to share the experience with fellow hockey lovers at a sports bar. You can stake out some space at a bar that's been catering to hockey for nearly a decade or more - we've dubbed them The Old Guard here - or try out a newer hangout that's opened within the last five years. Some bars are official partners of the team , offering specials on designated drinks and hosting big parties during away games. Others attract fans with perks such as massive TVs and free shuttles to...
April 23, 2013 |
It's a random Saturday around 10:32 p.m. You find yourself and a few pals in a bar frequented by young, hipster-leaning Chicagoans. Ordering your fourth whiskey with a Coke splash, you observe the scenery. You manage to catch the eye of a girl and her friend who are completely losing their minds to a No Doubt song. You've got a bit of liquid courage and she looks cute enough. What do you do? Stay put: Read No. 1. Approach them: Read No. 2. 1: She seems well and good, but you just got out of a crappy situation and, hey, this...
April 11, 2013 |
Boystown mainstay Bucks Saloon will close after this weekend. The familiar Halsted Street bar has been bought by Mark Liberson, owner of next-door Halsted's Bar & Grill and nearby Elixir lounge and Hydrate nightclub, who plans to transform the space into Replay, an arcade bar. "Bucks has a very long history in the community and also has a long history in my mind. It was the first bar I ever walked into and thought, 'I wanted to own this place,'" Liberson said. The sale was completed today, and while renovations...
April 11, 2013 |
After a West Town bar fight left one woman in need of more than 150 stitches, a Skokie woman was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated battery for use of a deadly weapon and causing great bodily harm. That weapon was a piece of glass from a mug that the woman, Vanessa Suarez, broke over the victim's head at Grand Bar at 1600 W. Grand Ave., according to state prosecutors. Prosecutors said a dispute between the two women led to the assault on the evening of March 16 after the victim had a confrontation with Suarez's...
April 9, 2013 |
From established bars such as The Map Room and Small Bar to newcomers Fatpour Tap Works and Bangers & Lace , Wicker Park and Bucktown are home to more than their fare share of craft beer-focused watering holes. Those bars and more than a dozen others will join forces with neighborhood breweries Piece , Moonshine and Pipeworks for a new beer festival called Tap, scheduled for Saturday, May 4 at Dolphin . From 1 to 5 p.m., attendees can redeem ten drink tickets...