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Chicago Drinking

Report: Illinois Beer Consumption Down Several Six-Packs Per Capita

Posted 07.02.2012 | Chicago

Illinoisans were drinking significantly less beer per person in 2011 than in 2007, causing the state to fall from its spot as the state with the fifth...

Summer's Main Squeeze: Local Lemonades With Some Kick

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 10.25.2011 | Chicago

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade -- with vodka. Or watermelon. Or cucumbers. Or San Pellegrino. Savor the rest of summer with lemonade, but y...

iNG's Cocktail Creator Gives His Picks For Chicago's Best Bars

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 10.11.2011 | Chicago

When trying to decide where to go for drinks, we figured we would quiz a guy who helped create a half dozen flavor-tripping cocktails, such as a skinn...

PHOTOS: Hung Over? Try One Of Chicago's Best Bloody Marys

| Lauren Drell | Posted 09.09.2011 | Chicago

Chicagoans are devoutly loyal to their favorite Sunday brunches, and will often wait in long lines just to ease their hangovers with a plate of eggs b...

Chicago's Best Beer Gardens: Wrigleyville Edition

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 09.06.2011 | Chicago

You knew it was coming - after covering beer gardens in Edgewater, Old Town, West Loop, Logan Square, North Center and Andersonville, it's about time...

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...

Esquire Anoints Green Mill

Esquire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Esquire released it's list of America's best bars and the Green Mill came in at number six. Now in its 100th year, the Green Mill embodies the Golden...

Closing Time For Metra Drinkers

Chicago Tribune | Richard Wronski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Every weekday at 5:17 p.m., the bar car on Metra's Milwaukee District West line becomes the place where everybody knows your name and they're always g...

Chicago Cracks National Top Five . . . In Drinking

Forbes | David M. Ewalt and Anna Vander Broek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Austin, Texas, is famous for its parties. People flock from around the world to attend events like the annual South by Southwest film and music festiv...