May 23, 2013 |
EAT Burger Day Specials LeaderBar 3000 W. Irving Park Road 773-478-2337 Munch your way into National Burger Day at this Albany Park bar's 75-seat landscaped beer garden with a Leader Burger (Merkts cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, house sauce; regularly $9.95), which is yours for $1 with the purchase of a Three Floyds, Goose Island, Revolution or Half Acre craft beer ($5-$8). Noon-11 p.m. Crosstown Classic Chowdown Poag Mahone's 333 S. Wells St. 312-566-9100 As the Cubs and Sox duke it out, you can show your allegiance with a North Side "Cure for the...
May 22, 2013 |
Yes, some fans go to baseball games to watch the on-field action. But I'll attest that a solid 72 percent - a completely unscientific digit I've selected - are there for the sunshine, the nacho helmets and the chance to catch a slingshot tee. Especially when the teams' performances are lackluster, most fans are at a game because Wrigley and The Cell essentially are Chicago's two largest beer gardens. As the Cubs and Sox square off for the Crosstown Classic next week (May 27-30), only one question was on my mind: Which field has the better brews?
May 21, 2013 |
No Memorial Day travel plans? No problem. The city's the place to be this weekend, as two perennial summer favorites return with even more entertainment, beer and shopping. On Saturday and Sunday, West Loop vintage mecca Randolph Street Market toasts its 10-year anniversary while Lakeview packs in more cover bands than you ever thought possible during Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest. Bonus: A Monday holiday means you'll have an extra day to recover from the springtime shenanigans. firstname.lastname@example.org @redeyeeatdrink ...
May 16, 2013 |
As the weather warms up and the Cubs' season rolls on, Wrigleyville residents will want to keep Black Sheep Beer Garden on their radars. The bar, which is located in the space formerly home to The Yard at 3441 N. Sheffield Ave., reopened last weekend after a 7-month hiatus. The 50-person beer garden, complete with TVs and cabana seating for 24, has beefed up its beer list, which now features 11 drafts from within 100 miles of Chicago. More upgrades are planned for the coming months, including a name change, the debut of a whiskey menu and the...
May 14, 2013 |
How much does Chicago love its beer? Our craft beer week is 11 days long, if that's any indication. The fourth annual Chicago Craft Beer Week (May 16-26) is busier than past years, with 21 new breweries joining the lineup of tastings, tap takeovers and $4 pint nights. The schedule can seem a bit intimidating to newcomers, so we've mapped out the ultimate calendar for those looking to dip their toes into Chicago's thriving beer world. If you're planning to attend multiple events, download the free Chicago Craft Beer Week app (chibeerweek.com)
May 8, 2013 |
Chicago's never seen a block party quite like the West Loop Craft Beer Festival. Set to close out Chicago Craft Beer Week , organizers say the May 25 fest will be the first craft beer fest in the city's history to take place in a public street. The afternoon event will block off Clinton Street between Lake and Washington streets for four hours (five hours for VIP ticket-holders) of beer from local breweries like Solemn Oath, Begyle, Lake Effect and Revolution. Currently, 27 breweries are set to participate.