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Wisconsin Badger Season at Stout Barrel House and Galley

30 Aug Stout Badger Glove and Mug

Stout Badger Glove and MugFootball Games, Cheese Curds, Badger “Drinking Gloves” and Keepsake Mugs

Stout Barrel House & Galley
642 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Collegiate ball is back, and Stout Barrel House and Galley is ready to welcome Wisconsin Badger fans for Saturday football. The River North restaurant and bar will show every game with sound while a DJ spins music and the fight song during commercial breaks and half-time.

The official Wisconsin bar has a bevy of “Super Saturday” game day specials: Badger “drinking glove” with souvenir mug ($10); brat trio with potato salad ($5); basket of cheese curds ($5); 22-ounce Miller Lite drafts ($6); 22-ounce bloody marys ($8); shots of Jameson ($5); shots of SoCo Lime ($5). The Badger mugs may be brought back on Saturdays for $5 refills.

Stout Barrel House and Galley’s weekend brunch menu features such items as Nutella & Peanut Butter Pancakes, Biscuits & Gravy, Chilaquiles, Breakfast Pizza, Steak and Eggs, Red Velvet Waffles, and more. A bloody mary bar, specialty mimosas, craftails (Pineapple Recovery Punch; Fresh Fruit Collins), breakfast beer fix drinks (Hop Dream; Morning Fog) and craft brews are also available. The weekend brunch menu and the lunch menu (bar bites, salads, flatbreads, handhelds) are served from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.

Stout is open Monday-Thursday, 4 p.m.-4 a.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-4 a.m.; Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5 a.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-4 a.m.

Free Slip ‘N Slide At Montrose Beach 9.6

27 Aug Unknown

Adult slip ‘n slide! Say no more.

WHAT: The YMCA is celebrating a wonderful summer by hosting an adult friendly Slip ‘N Slide at Montrose Beach for all Chicagoans. On Saturday, September 6, from noon until 3 p.m., people can hit the beach to slide down 36-feet of wet and wild fun. The event even includes free snacks, such as Goldfish crackers.

WHEN: Saturday, September 6; 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Montrose Beach, 4400 N Lakeshore Dr., Chicago, IL

COST: Free

Cole’s Chicago Cabaret – FREE comedy variety show Sundays in Logan Square

25 Aug Cole's Chicago Cabaret

Cole's Chicago Cabaret

Cole’s Chicago Cabaret

What: Cole’s Chicago Cabaret – a free comedy variety show every week in Logan Square, Sundays at 8pm, starts 9/7

Where: at Cole’s Bar
2338 N Milwaukee Ave
2 blocks from the California Blue Line Stop

Details: Featuring a diverse and rotating lineup of the best comedians in Chicago as well as variety acts including – but not limited to: mentalists, rapping violinists, jugglers, and operatic sopranos.

Headliners include:

Saurin Choksi
(Sidebar Comedy, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, TBS Just For Laughs Festival)
Calvin Evans
(Jokes and Notes, TBS Just For Laughs Festival, Laugh Factory, UP Comedy Club)
Candy Lawrence
(Laugh Factory, TBS Just For Laughs Festival)
Chad Briggs
(Chicago Underground Comedy)
James Fritz
(Chicago Underground Comedy, Comedians You Should Know)

ALL FOR FREE! Every Sunday Night beginning September 7th!

With cheap drinks and specials:

  • $2.50 PBR
  • $3 Old Style Tallboys
  • and $3.50 well drinks

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12th Annual Renegade Craft Fair 9.6-.97

22 Aug Renegade Craft Fair

Renegade Craft Fair

Location: Division St. between Damen and Paulina Avenues

Event details: The 12th Annual Renegade Craft Fair September Market returns to Wicker Park this September 6+7. Division St. between Damen and Paulina Avenues will be host to one of the largest curated gatherings of indie craft makers in the US. Market hours are from 11 am – 6 pm both Saturday and Sunday.

As always, RCF is free to attend. Street parking is available all over Wicker Park, and yes, yes you may bring your adorable pets.



Labor Day Weekend at Southport & Irving (SIP)

21 Aug Southport & Irving

Southport & Irving (SIP)
4000 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613

Featuring Classic Cocktail Specials, Live Music, Expanded Hours and Labor Day Brunch

In celebration of Labor Day, Southport & Irving (SIP) offers classic cocktail specials August 29-31, adds free live music on Friday, August 29 from 7-10 p.m., and opens during the day on Monday, September 1, offering a la carte brunch service and drink deals from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. SIP will not offer dinner service on Labor Day (Monday, September 1), and will not offer the 21-percent neighborhood discount normally offered Monday nights.

Beverage director Ardit Dizdari’s classic cocktail menu features recipes culled from the “The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book 1935,” a bar guide/recipe book of pre-prohibition cocktails popularized after prohibition at New York’s iconic Waldorf-Astoria. SIP features $6 Volstead Act Cocktails and a Classic Cocktail List (prices range from $9-$13) Friday, August 29 through Sunday, August 31 at both dinner and weekend brunch. The specials will be offered in addition to the regular cocktail list.


Whiskey Daisy
Big Bottom Small Batch American Straight Bourbon Whiskey, lemon juice, cane sugar, raspberry syrup

Champagne Cocktail
Demerara sugar cube, Angostura Bitters, lemon twist, Prosecco

Sloe Gin Fizz
Plymouth Sloe Gin, cane sugar, fresh lemon, club soda

Old Fashioned/Whiskey Cocktail
Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, Demerara sugar cube, Angostura Bitters


Clover Club
Hayman’s Old Tom Gin, lemon juice, raspberry syrup, egg whites ($10)

Finian’s Irish Whiskey, Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, Green Chartreuse ($12)

Chicago Fizz
Smith & Cross Jamaican Rum, Sandeman Tawny Port, lemon juice, egg white, club soda ($10)

Blood and Sand
Bank Note 5-Year Old Blended Scotch, Peter Heering Cherry Liqueur, Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth, fresh orange juice ($9)

Hanky Panky
Hayman’s Old Tom Gin, Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth, Fernet-Branca ($10)

Watershed Four Peel Gin, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, Rothman & Winter Crème de Violette, lemon juice ($13)

Corpse Reviver #2
Hayman’s Old Tom Gin, Lillet Blanc, Senior Original Curacao of Curacao Blue, lemon juice, Absinthe La Vieux Carre ($12)

Income Tax Cocktail
Hayman’s Old Tom Gin , Dolin Dry Vermouth, Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth, fresh orange juice, Angostura Bitters ($10)

Three to One
FEW American Gin, Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot Liqueur, lime juice ($9)

Bulleit Straight Rye Whiskey, cane sugar, Peychaud’s Bitters, Absinthe La Vieux Carre ($13)

Mint Julep
Watershed Bourbon, Demerara sugar cube, muddled mint, crushed ice ($9)

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