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Fancy Drinks, Casual Evening

Fancy Drinks, Casual Evening March 1, 2012 | Nightlife | Read More
If you love a good craft cocktail but want to keep it casual in atmosphere (and price), Chicago has plenty of great places to come to the rescue.  So loosen (read: remove) your jacket and tie, and pull up to these delicious concoctions and these excellent establishments. The Chrysanthemum at In Fine...

Best Wine Bars

Best Wine Bars December 25, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
River North Stop into BIN 36 to enjoy house label wines, pair them with selections from the enormous (and delicious) cheese program, and take in the sights of the nearby iconic Marina City towers.  Choose from wine flights with names like “Low Down Dirty Reds,” “Express Yourself,” and...

Best Live Music Venues

Best Live Music Venues October 13, 2011 | Nightlife | Read More
Chicago’s a musical town. Big bands, little bands, nobody-yet bands, they all want to play in Chicago. Outdoor concerts in Millennium Park and summer festivals bring several hundred-thousand music fans. Photo courtesy of official website. Howl at the Moon, River North Good fun with dueling pianos....

One Day in Chicago

One Day in Chicago September 1, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
If you only have one day to send in Chicago it is best to choose activities that will give you all the classic Chicago flavors. Chicago has plenty to offer for all ages and all interests. There is an array of cultural activities, outdoor fun, sports, historical sights, great food, and fantastic nightlife....

It’s Beer Week in Chicago!

It’s Beer Week in Chicago! May 19, 2011 | Events, Nightlife | Read More
As I have said many times, Chicago is where you come to eat and drink! If that is what you are looking for, then you will be quite satisfied with Chicago Beer Week, beginning today, a celebration of Chicago’s craft beer community. This is not your average beer tasting or sloppy pub crawl. This...

Chicago’s Irish Pubs for St. Patty’s Day

Chicago’s Irish Pubs for St. Patty’s Day March 16, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Did you miss the crazy St. Patrick’s Day party this past Saturday in Chicago? Or, are you recovered and ready for more? Tomorrow is your last day to sport your Irish pride, or at least sport feel Irish!  Here are a few bar recommendations to make sure you get that pint of beer and pub atmosphere...

Chicago Fireplace Bars

Chicago Fireplace Bars January 17, 2011 | Nightlife | Read More
The thrill of the holidays is past, and the dead of winter has set in. It’s is still 62 days until spring, which means there are many more days of snow, wind, and the blustery cold. Don’t let this hold you back from checking out Chicago’s great bars, but may I suggest meeting friends...

What to do this weekend!

What to do this weekend! June 10, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
This weekend is jam packed full of fun events and festivals, and all of Chicago will be happy after the Blackhawks win! Chicago is going to be one big celebration. Here are a few highlights and things to check out. Chicago Blues Festival (Friday-Sunday) Chicago is the home of the blues and the Chicago...

Cocktails, manicures, and music all in one

Cocktails, manicures, and music all in one April 5, 2010 | Nightlife, What's New | Read More
The Beauty Bar, Chicago’s newest addition to the bar scene has been drawing attention since the owner’s announced the new Chicago opening. Following the success of two East coast bars, and three west coast bars, owner Paul Devitt decided to give Chicago a try. Last weekend I checked out what...

How to visit Wrigley Field like a true Cubs fan

How to visit Wrigley Field like a true Cubs fan March 22, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
If you are planning to travel to Chicago this spring you better get ready to play some ball! The Chicago Cubs Spring Training is just around the corner, and you will not want to miss out on a great Chicago tradition. The historic Wrigley Field, with its ivy covering and intimate, worn down charm is the...
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