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Chicago's Best Improv Spots

It’s well known that Chicago is one of the best cities around the globe for improv comedy. With so many choices and options it can be a bit overwhelming for visitors and locals to really know where...

Tucan Sam? No - Two Can Timmy!

Magnificent Mile | StreetervilleOn January 24, 1935, just over a year after the end of prohibition, the first canned beers were served and sold. This day is now celebrated as National Beer Can Day. (Hey, if there's a National Bacon...
Chicago Beers 2012

The Best Beers I Drank in 2012

You know how when a year ends, we all take time to reflect on what we've accomplished ? Maybe you ran your first marathon, or built a house, or adopted a child from Ethiopia. Looking back on my 2012...
Jam at The Joynt

Have Instrument, Will Jam: Jam At The Joynt December 19

River NorthWhat do you do when there are 16,000 musicians in town? Jam, baby! The Midwest Clinic is filling the halls of McCormick Place this week, so The Joynt, 650 N Dearborn, is inviting them to come on over...

Mo Fo Head to Toe

LakeviewMo Fo Head to Toe, a fundraiser for Movember, the Prostate Cancer Center, and Livestrong, takes place on December 1 from 8pm to 10pm at Studio Within Salon and Spa. Studio Within Salon and Spa looks...
Own Fish Bar on New Year's Eve

Own Fish Bar This New Year's Eve

LakeviewWhat if you could have your own private venue for New Year's Eve, where only people that you like attend, they play your music, and the food is so good people will be talking about it until 2014? You...

FoBAB 2012: A First Timers Firsthand Account

BridgeportWhat happens when you throw a bunch of beer nerds in an elevator together? Silence. There are these enormous freight elevators in the Bridgeport Art Center where the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged...

J Bar To Become A New Bar

River NorthJ Bar's had a good run for the last seven years, but The James Hotel's lounge is closing next Wednesday. They're planning a big goodbye celebration and will announce the plans on Facebook and Twitter...

Trick-or-Treat: Seasonal Beer Favorites for the Big Kids

ChicagoAs children, Halloween was the one day of the year we could disguise ourselves and indulge in copious amounts of sweets until our tummies screamed in pain. As adults, the changing of the leaves and...

An Intoxicating Experience

West Loop  Have you ever waiting in anticipation for a special trip or a date with that special someone, having it be worth waiting every single minute? That is how I felt with RM Champagne Salon. When ...

Keeping it Old School with Atlas Brewing Company

Lincoln ParkWhile drinking and dining at Atlas Brewing Company (2747 N. Lincoln Avenue), it’s easy to forget that you are in a modern day brewery. If it weren’t for the immediate view of the stainless steel...

The Local Tourist Haunted House Guide

My favorite time of year is near.  The time to love the feeling of fear.  Check out my recommendations below for my opinions of the best haunt shows. If you would like your haunted attraction listed...

100 Tickets Released for SOLD OUT Adam Ant Show

WrigleyvilleAdam Ant is coming to the Cubby Bear on October 13. As you would expect, the show's already sold out. But here's an unexpected surprise: the intimate venue is releasing 100 tickets! They go on sale...

Closing Time for Two Rush Street Music Venues?

Gold CoastThe Back Room and Jilly's have shared the same building on Rush Street for decades. The Gold Coast music venues have been standbys since the 70's, but the building's owner wants to raze it and erect...

Free Blues Traveler Concert at Harry Caray's Navy Pier

Magnificent Mile | StreetervilleIf Blues Traveler's "four" had been a cassette tape I would have worn the reels off of it. Fortunately I had it, and still do, on CD so I can play it over and over if I want. I'll be doing that a lot...

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