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This Week's Deals: Free Comics, Cheap Wings & More

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 07.03.2011 | Chicago

All Month The Art Institute's beloved "Free Thursday Evenings" end on May 26. Stop by between 5 pm and 8 pm any Thursday this month to see this mus...

Spring Brings Fresh New Cocktails To Local Restaurants

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 06.21.2011 | Chicago

As the weather (sort of) warms up, we can't help but think about sipping a delicious cocktail outdoors. These local spots have come up with new cockta...

Thirsty? Celebrate The Weekend At Chicago's Best Happy Hours

| Lauren Drell | Posted 06.15.2011 | Chicago

When the clock strikes 4:59 pm on a Friday afternoon after a long week of work, there's no better places to blow off steam, grab a cocktail and munch ...

Sweet Relief! Get Some Tax Day Deals In Chicago

| Lauren Drell | Posted 06.14.2011 | Chicago

Local restaurants and bars will be providing tax day relief on April 15 (or April 18 this year), by offering deep discounts and even giving away some ...

Sky-High Drinking: Best Rooftop Bars In Chicago

| Evangeline Politis | Posted 07.19.2011 | Chicago

Though this past weekend kept us on ice, Chicago will be on defrost mode as April marks the beginning of spring. How better to celebrate the mercury r...

Beer Me: Chicago's Best Booze-Infused Foods

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

You may not like a strong drink with your meal, but have you considered trying a drink in your meal? Head to one of these Chicago restaurants to try b...

March Madness In Chicago: Food And Drink Specials For Game Days

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If you're planning to head out to a bar in Chicago to watch the March Madness match-ups, why not get some great deals while you're at it? We found the...

Where To Hear Authentic Celtic Music On St. Patrick's Day

| Lauren Drell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's a good thing you don't need the luck of the Irish to find foot-stompin' Celtic music on St. Patrick's Day. In fact, if you want to hear the bagpi...

Conservative Neighbors Oppose Historic Little Village Gay Bar

Gaper's Block | Shipping Included | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The stretch of 26th Street that makes the heart of Chicago's Little Village neighborhood is vibrant on a Friday night. The smell of taco stands is war...

One Big Year for Benjamin Schiller

Audarshia Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Audarshia Townsend

Ben Schiller is one of the hardest-working guys in Chicago's ever-growing spirits scene. That's why it came as a bit of a shock when we found out he was taking on yet another major project.

PHOTOS: Best Super Bowl Deals Around The City

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With all this talk of snowpocalypse, you may have forgotten that Super Bowl XLV is right around the corner. Whether you'll be watching the game for th...

The BEST Tater Tots In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's time to show some love for crispy bite-size hash browns. Wednesday is National Tater Tot Day--and Chicago has quite a few places to celebrate. T...

THIS WEEKEND: Sex Show, Cooking Class, Dance Parties And More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There's quite a bit going on around Chicago this weekend. If you're still trying to finalize some plans, check out our round-up for ideas, including a...

AMERICA'S BEST BEER BARS: 5 Illinois Pubs Make Draft Mag's List

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicagoans are well aware of our amazing bar options, but it's nice to see outsiders appreciate that fact from time to time. This week, Draft Magazi...

WHERE TO WATCH: Chicago's State Of The Union Parties

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The State of the Union Address is a political junkie's Super Bowl. If you are as excited as we are about President Obama's big speech, get off the cou...

PHOTOS: Fire And Ice Bar Opens In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Aixa Velez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While the frigid weather compels many Chicagoans to stay inside, the new Fire and Ice winter patio at Vertigo Sky Lounge makes leaving the house worth...

Beer For A Buck: Chicago's Cheapest Booze Spots

The A.V. Club Chicago | November 12, 2010 04:55 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

According to a Gallup poll, 67 percent of U.S. adults drink alcohol, with 2010 marking a 25-year high. Why are so many people drinking these days? Wel...

Chicago Bears Playoff Specials: Where To Watch, What To Eat (And Drink)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This Sunday at noon, the Chicago Bears take on the Seattle Seahawks in their first playoff game of the season--which is definitely a cause for celebra...

New Years Eve On The Cheap: Chicago Parties Under $30

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If money is kind of tight after the holidays, don't let that keep you from partying on New Years Eve! We've rounded up some of Chicago's NYE parties f...

Best Chicago Bars And Restaurants Of 2010 (And What's Coming In 2011)

The Huffington Post | Audarshia Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As 2010 draws to a close, we asked some of Chicago's experts in food, style and music to share their favorite places, people and things of 2010. This ...

Chicago New Year's Eve Guide: Parties, Specials And More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ring in the new year like a rock star at one of Chicago's best bashes. We've rounded up some of the most glamorous, most debauched, and most exciting ...

Award-Winning "Bombay General" Cocktail Is on Fire

Audarshia Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Audarshia Townsend

Made with Bombay Sapphire gin, Domaine De Canton, orange marmalade, egg white and UG's secret syrup, the pièce de résistance is when the General is set on fire tableside.

PHOTOS: Warm Up With Some Great Seasonal Cocktails

The Huffington Post | Aixa Velez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It may not be full-blown Chicago winter yet, but the cold weather has already arrived. If you are fighting the urge to begin hibernating, perhaps a ta...

A Tribute To Kate Bush At Late Bar: Drag Performances, Music And More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While it may be easier to find a Madonna or Michael Jackson night at a Chicago club, British songstress Kate Bush is finally getting some much-deserve...

Black Wednesday In Chicago: Pauly D, Drink Specials & More

The Huffington Post | Aixa Velez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While most of us are excited about Thanksgiving dinner, many people are equally excited about a long weekend. Black Wednesday is traditionally a very ...