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Wicker Park Bucktown TAP Beer Fest – Tickets Still Available

5 Jun

224Limited tickets are still available for TAP beer fest on June 22, when many of Wicker Park and Bucktown’s best beer haunts will congregate to promote the art of brewing and all its delicious spoils. TAP is in essence, a salute to Wicker Park and Bucktown’s thriving beer scene that takes place under one roof – The Chop Shop (2033 W. North Ave) – from 1 pm to 5 pm. The second-year event provides the opportunity for beer lovers to sample suds from 18 of the best breweries, brew pubs, and beer-focused bars in the hood, all for one ticket price.

Produced by the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and Map Room, a TAP ticket costs $40. Admission gets you: a commemorative beer tasting glass, 10 six-ounce servings of the participating venue’s beers of your choice, music, and four hours of fun. There will also be a variety of noshes from local restaurants available for purchase. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit

The Participants:
From bars that brew their own beer to others who carry truly impressive selections, TAP offers a diverse collection. Participants include:

  • bar bar black sheep
  • Bucktown Pub
  • Dimo’s
  • Division Ale House
  • Double Door
  • Emporium
  • Fatpour Tap Works
  • Feast Restaurant + Bar
  • Floyd’s Pub
  • High Noon Saloon
  • Links Taproom
  • Map Room
  • Piece
  • Pipeworks Brewing co.
  • Provenance
  • The Bluebird
  • The Boundary
  • WeeGee’s

**Proceeds from the event support the Chamber’s economic development initiatives to sustain local, independent businesses.

Deal Alert! New Adamus In Silversmith Hotel

3 Jun Adamus - Silver Smith Hotel Chicago
Adamus - Silver Smith Hotel Chicago

Adamus – Silver Smith Hotel Chicago

Adamus, the vibrant new lounge and restaurant at the recently renovated Silversmith Hotel, is excited to roll out their new weekly promotions just in time for summer. Located in the Loop in the heart of downtown, Adamus is the ideal destination for friends, coworkers Chicago foodies and travelers seeking delicious bites and handcrafted cocktails.

  • Tuesday’s “Buck-A-Shuck” freshly shucked oysters for $1.00/6 min.
    • Available 4-8 pm
  • Wine & Dine Wednesday receive 50% off your favorite bottle of wine
  • Thursday’s “3-4-3” 3 Homemade Croquettes or Sliders for $3.00
    • Available 4-8 pm
With a buzzing atmosphere, Adamus presents a cosmopolitan lounge that works for an after-work watering hole or perfect for a late-night liaison. Enhanced by high-def TVs, intriguing lighting and music, guests can enjoy one of many spaces throughout the large bar and restaurant: sexy lounge booths, community table, a large circular bar and multiple smaller tables. The all-day menu offers delicious and creative cuisine that will satisfy every palate with an extensive cocktail list combining fresh ingredients and house-infused liquors.

Hotel Allegro Pop-Up Museum Exhibit Series Now-Labor Day

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Now that we’ve officially marked the start of summer and family travel will be at its peak, Hotel Allegro Chicago is offering their littlest guests something special this summer. Between Memorial Day (now) through Labor Day, the Allegro has a playground of perks available to kids including a new  Pop-Up Museum Exhibit Series called Magic of the Museums. Below are full details:

More information available here:

“Kids Rule” at Hotel Allegro. All kid guests enjoy:

  • A Kimpton Kids bag including a mix of kid-friendly items
  • Kids 12 & under eat free at 312 Chicago for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Join us every Friday and Saturday between 4:30-5:30PM in the lobby for our Summer Museum Series: Magic of the Museums. Each week a different local museum will host a pop-up exhibit or activity for kids while they enjoy complimentary lemonade and snacks. Our museum partners include Chicago History Museum, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Adler Planetarium and more! More details provided below.
  • Request a pet goldfish during your stay with our Guppy Love program (don’t worry, we’ll provide the fish food)
  • Best available rates for the weekends between June and August start at $169/night!


More About Our Summer Museum Series:  Magic of the Museums*
Summer travel is meant for adventure, discovery and fun! This summer we are helping our littlest guests uncover the treasures of the City by bringing a small piece of the magic local museums have to offer right to their fingertips! Each week, a local museum will host a Pop-Up Exhibit in our lobby that will highlight a fun-filled exploratory experience both kids and parents alike will enjoy!

*Please note, all children must be accompanied by an adult.


Every Friday and Saturday from 4:30PM – 5:30PM
Beginning June 6 and ending August 30, 2014


Hotel Allegro’s  Living Room Lobby

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LongHorn Steakhouse New $3, $4 and $5 Drinks & Bites

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LongHorn Steakhouse

LongHorn Steakhouse

Happy hour alert! LongHorn Steakhouse just introduced its brand-new Prime Time Menu.  Prime Time is available Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and will feature a variety of $3, $4 and $5 drinks and bites.

Check out more info below:


  • New Wild West Shrimp Tacos ($5) – Plump, breaded shrimp tossed with peppers and diced pimentos, brushed with garlic butter, and served with avocado-lime drizzle.
  • New Shrimp & Avocado Stack ($5) – Garlic shrimp layered with guacamole, cucumber and tomato with wonton chips, and served with red chili ranch.
  • New Spicy Chicken Bites ($4) – Hand-breaded chicken bites tossed in a sweet-n-spicy chili-ginger sauce.
  • New Crispy Jalapeno Shooters ($4) – Three-cheese stuffed jalapenos served with red chili-ginger sauce.
  • New Housemade Kettle Chips ($3) – Housemade kettle chips with smoky barbeque and horseradish aioli.
  • New Sweet Corn Fritters ($3) – Crispy bites of sweet corn served with red chili ranch.


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  • New Prime Time Margarita ($5) – 1800 Silver 100% Blue Agave Tequila, organic agave nectar and all natural lemon & lime juice.
  • New Classic Steakhouse Martini ($5) – Finlandia Vodka or Bombay Gin, olive juice, and hand-stuffed bleu cheese olives
  • New Sunset Cosmo ($5) – Finlandia Vodka, orange juice, all-natural lemon & lime juice and a splash of pomegranate
  • New Cucumber Mint Mojito ($5) – Cruzan Silver Rum and white cranberry juice hand-muddled with fresh cucumber, mint and a splash of club soda

June Orange Dot First Fridays In Wicker Park/Bucktown 6.6

26 May Shop small biz and look for the orange dot
Shop small biz and look for the orange dot

Shop small biz and look for the orange dot

The next installment of Orange Dot First Fridays, the growing SSA program that celebrates small businesses that maintain the character of Wicker Park & Bucktown (WPB), is set for Friday, June 6th (participant & event info follows below). On the first Friday of every month from 5:00 pm until 10:00pm, the best in local design, dining & culture craft and collaborate to create unique presentations not found anywhere but Orange Dot in WPB. June’s edition of Orange Dot consists of 28 total participants in the neighborhood.

Local artists and art is the centerpiece of Orange Dot First Fridays. Galleries, studios, & arts venues feature installations, performances, & exhibitions from emerging artists to recall the neighborhood’s eclectic roots. WPB is defined and sustained by creative minds and eclectic small businesses. Orange Dot First Fridays showcases the artists and enterprises that give WPB its reputation.

Some of WPB’s most popular shops & designers will also host the retail experiences of the month, every month. At Orange Dot, people can find the latest styles, trunk shows from select fashion houses, recently unearthed vinyl, & curiosities from all ends of the earth. And because participating businesses are open late, attendees won’t even need to rush dinner and drinks.

Bars and restaurants are taking part, as well. WPB’s renowned culinary destinations will delight the senses with food & drink exclusive to Orange Dot. Fine cheeses, wines, & delicacies are presented alongside live music, guest chefs, and unparalleled neighborhood collaborations each month.

The WPB neighborhood is presenting a truly unique evening to Chicago on the first Friday of each month, every month, as only WPB can. Forget painting the town red – paint it Orange!

Below are a few examples of what’s going on at the June Orange Dot First Friday. For a complete listing of all 28 participants, including event details, visit

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