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 United Center.
January 27, 2014 |
Review: Fairways 1141 W. Armitage Ave. 773-698-6020 Rating: !!! (out of four) Off to a good start As someone who loves golf, I accept that the sport is perceived as hoity-toity. Fairways, a new bar/restaurant/golf simulator spot in Lincoln Park, plays right into that by shooting for foodies as well as die-hard golfers. Does it succeed, and does it have a shot at attracting other patrons? RedEye paid Fairways a visit and came back with these observations, birdie- and bogey-style.
January 17, 2012 |
Wine lovers, "Cougar Town" will return Feb. 14. The Courteney Cox sitcom will premiere its will premiere its 15-episode Season 3 at 7:30 p.m. CT, the time slot held briefly by the now canceled "Work It. " ABC made the announcement Tuesday. The news comes less than two weeks after the multi-city "Cougar Town" tour launched by show co-creator Bill Lawrence came to Lincoln Park bar Racine Plumbing, where fans watched the two episodes from Season 3, played Penny Can and chatted up star Busy Philipps and writer Melody Derloshon.
January 4, 2012 |
Derby 1224 W. Webster Ave. 773-248-0900 Rating: !! 1/2 (out of four) Take it or leave it With a reputation built on solid bar food and plenty of drinks at spots such as The Irish Oak and Jack's Bar and Grill , Big Onion Tavern Group is at it again with its new Southern-inspired hangout Derby. The Lincoln Park bar and restaurant sits in the larger-than-it-looks space that used to hold Charlie's Ale House. While we don't tend to crave mint julips in the winter, we decided to give it a go, stopping by the sports-focused spot on a recent Thursday night...
November 22, 2011 |
It's tempting to want to hibernate when the weather turns frigid. Though with all the tasty treats and drinks at family gatherings and office parties, the holidays aren't the time to slow down. Get your blood pumping at these five events to keep those calorie bombs in check. Ice skating Channel your favorite Olympic ice skating star for a whirl at seasonal outdoor rinks around the city. Most offer skate rentals for $5-$10. Icy destinations include: -McCormick Tribune Ice Rink at Millennium Park, 55 N. Michigan Ave. 312-742-1168.