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 (included with the price of admission)
December 18, 2012 |
Two bike messengers, a punk rocker and an employee from the Board of Trade walk into a bar. It sounds like the beginning of a joke -- or a Friday night at Cal's, a downtown dive bar located at Wells and Van Buren streets. But the decidedly eclectic clientele will have to find a new haunt when the bar closes at the end of the year. Fred Feirstein, one of the bar's owners, said that after he's been in the business for 54 years, he needed to pack up shop. "The time has come," he said, declining to elaborate.
November 26, 2012 |
Band leader of The Libertines Carl Barat will play something of a secret show in Chicago on Nov. 29. According to both the band and Barat's Facebook pages, the show is set to take place, but the location has yet to be determined. The posted status from the band read, "Carl will play a free show in Chicago somewhere on 29th November. He will be accompanied by Gary Powell, Anthony Rossomando and Callum Ryan. " Powell and Rossomando are current and ex-bandmates of Barat's, respectively.
October 12, 2012 |
Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave. 773-525-2508 The beautiful wood-accented back room of this hundred-year-old building is one of the city's best places to catch touring and local acts before they get big, while the front bar area serves up a mean mac 'n' cheese. The Gingerman Tavern 3740 N. Clark St. 773-549-2050 Refreshingly unpretentious, this beat-up bar is the perfect place to escape from - or mentally prepare for - the insanity of Wrigleyville with a game of a pool.
August 29, 2012
Double Door 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-489-3160 It's not the prettiest space in the city, and some of the rock acts can creep toward the “generic” label. Still, DD has been home to early shows from acts such as Kid Rock and The Killers; In '97, the Rolling Stones played a secret show - marquee: “Rolling Stones: One Night Only - $7.” Subterranean 2011 W. North Ave. 773-278-6600 At this Wicker Park bar smack in the hopping intersection of North/Damen/Milwaukee, DJs spin on the first floor and rock/hip-hop acts - both local and up-and-coming touring artists -...
July 9, 2012 |
As if popping out Pop-Tarts weren't enough, Kellogg's is now launching a "pop up" concert on July 19 at Charter One Pavilion with headliners Boys Like Girls, Carly Rae Jepsen and Austin Mahone. The Crazy Good Summer concert is free and will be the first of two "pop up" concerts this summer. Visit the Pop-Tarts Facebook page for hints about the venue and find out how you can RSVP for a chance to claim free tickets.