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Kentucky Derby Party At Frontier 5.3

23 Apr Frontier Chicago Kentucky Derby
Frontier Chicago Kentucky Derby

Frontier Chicago Kentucky Derby

  • Saturday, May 3 at 12 p.m.

  • $20 per person


Frontier and Lincoln Park Young Professionals invite Chicagoans to celebrate the Kentucky Derby dressed in their best derby attire from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 3. Patrons can view the race outside in the beer garden or in the main dining area. Specials include $7 Maker’s Mark mint juleps, $8 Knob Creek Frontier Edition cocktails and $5 Daisy Cutter. To purchase tickets, click here.

1072 North Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60642

Pre-Cinco de Mayo Events at Cactus Bar and Grill 5.1-5.2

22 Apr Cactus


Tequila Tasting, Cervezas, Margaritas and More

Cactus Bar and Grill
404 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60607 

Thursday, May 1 and Friday, May 2

Loop-located Cactus Bar and Grill, known for their “Man vs. Margaritas” cocktails, will hold a two day, pre-Cinco de Mayo celebration on Thursday, May 1 and Friday, May 2. The festive events, outlined below, feature a Don Julio tequila tasting party, specialty cocktails and pre-party with plenty of Mexican fare.

Don Julio Sampling Event

Thursday, May 1
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Representatives from Tequila Don Julio will offer tasting samples of Don Julio Añejo, best experienced neat or on the rocks, and the Paloma Suprema (Don Julio Reposado, San Pellegrino Pompelmo grapefruit soda, lime wedge, salt rim). Featured cocktails for the day ($6) include: Paloma Suprema; Anejo Spicy margarita (Don Julio Añejo, Grand Marnier, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, chipotle chili powder, lime wedge); and El Diablo (Don Julio Reposado, Crème de Cassis, ginger beer, lime wedge).

Pre-Cinco Party!
Friday, May 2

From 11 a.m.-2 a.m., head to the Loop for festive drink specials, including

$5 Margaritas, $5 Corona Light drafts and $5 Patron Silver shots. The full menu, featuring guacamole and chips, mini tostadas, pico de gallo quesadilla, taco salad and much more, will be available all day.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With Free Pinatas In Lakeview Now-5.2

21 Apr Cesars

Cesar’s On Clark

From April 21 – May 2 anyone who brings in a receipt from one of the following restaurants can redeem a free pinata curiosity of Central Lakeview Merchants Association (CLMA).

Participating restaurants:
  • Azteca De Oro
  • Cafe El Tapatio
  • Cesar’s On Clark
  • El Jardin
  • Fiesta Cantina 
  • Mi Terra
Receipts can be turned into Central Lakeview Merchants Association (3355 N. Clark), Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. to redeem a free pinata.


Cinco de Mayo Specials 5.2-5.4

19 Apr Division Ale House - Cinco de Mayo
Division Ale House

Division Ale House

Division Ale House
1942 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622


The Division Ale House celebrates Cinco de Mayo Friday, May 2 through Monday, May 5 including drink deals and festive food specials. Meet the Dos Equis Girls Saturday night (the Dos Equis schedule has not been released; please visit for future updates) and score free logoed Dos Equis gear. The Ale House augments the daily deals with the below specials May 2-May 5:

Smoked Brisket Tacos
10-hour house-smoked beef brisket, roasted poblano peppers, grilled onions, sour cream, Chihuahua cheese – $9.95/three tacos

Fried Avocado Tacos
Breaded avocado, pico de gallo, black beans, cilantro, sour cream, Chihuahua cheese – $9.95/three tacos

Dos Equis XX Lager 16 oz. Tall Boy Cans – $4

House-Infused Watermelon Margaritas – $5

Kentucky Derby Specials 5.3

18 Apr Division Ale House
Division Ale House

Division Ale House

Division Ale House
1942 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622

The Division Ale House screens the Derby Undercard, the Derby Pre-Show and the 140th Kentucky Derby (post time approximately 5:24 p.m.) on a dozen HDTVs and offers Derby-inspired specials all day Saturday, May 3 in addition to the regular daily deals including:

Kentucky Brunswick Stew

House-smoked pulled pork, beef brisket and pulled chicken, signature BBQ sauce (sweet and vinegar), sweet corn, baby lima beans, tomatoes, chef Wally Rouse’s secret spice blend, side of cornbread – $4.99 cup/$6.99 bowl


Kentucky Brisket Sandwich

10-hour house-smoked beef brisket, Maker’s Mark BBQ sauce, caramelized onions, brioche bun, choice of side – $9.95


Maker’s Mark Mint Juleps - $5




The Division Ale House is open from 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday. Full menu available until midnight Monday-Sunday. The sidewalk café is open until midnight daily, weather permitting. All major credit cards accepted. Reservations are accepted for all size parties via 773-384-6886 or for indoor dining; reservations are not accepted for the sidewalk café.




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