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Chicago’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: August 11th-15th

Check out the priceless activities you won’t want to miss this week! August 11th-15th.

08/11/2014

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Honesty Bars: The Bars Where You Pay Whatever You Want

If you’ve ever stayed at a boutique hotel abroad, odds are you’ve come across a “Seriously, where on earth did the bartender go — oh wait, there is no bartender?” honesty bar.

03/26/2014

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Stay In The Real-Life Grand Budapest Hotel

The luxury hotel tucked away in the Czech town of Karlovy Vary isn’t the actual hotel where the film was shot, but the hapless romantic/lover of old ladies and poetry-reciting concierge Monsieur Gustave and his humble protégé Moustafa would’ve felt plenty at home running the place.

03/21/2014

Jimmy Green's General Manager Jeff Terrana. (Lisa Fielding)

Hawks Bar Hopping Amid Record Start

The deep fryers are on overdrive as the kitchen at Jimmy Green’s in the South Loop prepares for another big Blackhawks crowd.

03/01/2013

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Suspect Arrested After Stabbing Man At Wrigleyville Bar

A man is in custody for allegedly jumping out a bathroom stall and stabbing a man in the neck at a bar early Sunday.

12/09/2012

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Best Bars With Christmas Lights Year-Round

Christmas may only come once a year, but the bars featured below like to stay in the spirit all year long. With twinkling Christmas lights hung every day there’s a cozy boost in store for you whenever you’re in the mood for a little holiday magic.

11/28/2012

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Headquarters Beercade: A Tasteful Blast From The Past

I had been inside Headquarters Beercade for less than five minutes when it hit me: This place was unlike any other bar–or arcade–I had ever been to. Located in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, Headquarters Beercade seamlessly fuses together spectacular craft beer and cocktails with classic arcade games…

11/15/2012

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New Bar, Concert Venue Coming To Hyde Park

University of Chicago students who have outgrown the frat party scene have been complaining about the dearth of nightlife in Hyde Park for decades. But they will soon have one more option besides taking a seat at the long bar at Jimmy’s Woodlawn Tap.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2012

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Best Bars For Networking In Chicago

These local bars in Chicago will not only offer you a great drink, but serve as ideal hot spots to make contacts and help you network for both business and pleasure.

09/13/2012

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Disabled Illinois Woman Abandoned In Tennessee; Mom Won’t Be Charged

A developmentally disabled Algonquin woman abandoned by her mother in a bar in Tennessee has been made a ward of that state, after prosecutors determined her mother didn’t break any laws when she left her there.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

Hip Hop lyricist Young Shade and guest at Cole's Bar (credit: Mason Johnson)

Best Bars For New Bands

All bands have to have their first show somewhere. That venue will probably be a living room, a basement, or a “co-operative event space/art incubator/creativity collective,” which is really just to say some industrial-sized living room. And these venues are fine and dandy and a lot of fun! But should you tire of playing The Spork Fort and Loveship Factory, there are real-life, honest to God licensed venues out there…

06/20/2012

Lance Cpl. Nickolas Daniels, 25, of Elmwood Park, died Nov. 5. (Photo: Facebook)

Fallen Marine’s Parents To Open Bar In His Honor

The parents of a 25-year-old Marine from Elmwood Park who didn’t make it back from Afghanistan have honored a request made by their son.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

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Man Charged With Groping 2 Women At Valparaiso Bar

A Valparaiso man is facing serious criminal charges, after two women said he got drunk in a bar, reached under their clothes and forcibly groped them.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

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Best Oddly Shaped Bars In Chicago

So you’re a bar expert. You know all the best local dives. You’ve written the name of the cutest bartender with little hearts over the eyes. You probably even know the best place to go for a good Malort cocktail. Congrats on all that. Now let’s focus on something a little more important, shall we? Feng Shui. Atmosphere. A vibe, man. What bars have the right stuff? Here’s a list…

04/24/2012

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The Renovated Logan Theatre

To use a cliché and say that The Logan Theatre has “had a facelift” would be an understatement. Everything seems new. From the floor to the ceiling, the insides of The Logan barely seem like the same theatre. In fact, everything is so darn nice, dates won’t be offended when I take them there anymore. How unfortunate.

03/22/2012

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Hidden Cove: Divey Karaoke

There are a lot of factors that take a dive bar from the shallow, dirty gutters of “bad” and somehow, miraculously make it “good.” Hidden Cove, with it’s karaoke, is a great dive bar, encompassing everything good and nice about dive bars…

03/15/2012

Clad in a black belt, I get my butt kicked at arm wrestling by Harold Ray. (credit: Matt Rowan)

Conversations: The Dog Walking Bartender

Hungry Brain is a Roscoe Village bar that’s a dive, but in the good kind of way, inviting to everyone and anyone. Take a look at what The Bartender has to say about the place and its customers. Find out why you might want to check it out.

02/09/2012

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Evanston Revokes Bar License After Underage Drinking Incidents

In Evanston, the mayor is expected to make a ruling Tuesday on whether to revoke the liquor license from a popular nightclub which has become well-known among teenagers.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

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Man Stabbed Outside Wrigleyville Bar

When a 24-year-old man who had gotten into an altercation with another man in a Wrigleyville bar early Sunday saw that man approach him later as he stood outside, he thought he was getting a hug, but the other man stabbed him, police said.

01/29/2012

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Barn & Company: A New Chicago BBQ Bar

You can smell the smoker used at Barn & Company, a BBQ bar, a block away. The atmosphere is overwhelmingly fun! The layout is as big as a barn, the lighting is warehouse-bright, and the wood walls are adorned with pigs…

01/26/2012

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