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The World’s Best Classic Cocktails In The Bars That Invented Them

There’s nothing better than kicking back on vacation with a classic local cocktail, and nothing worse than being interrupted by some blowhard waxing poetic about the drink’s storied “history”. Unless you’re the blowhard, and you’re sitting at the exact bar where the drink was invented.

04/04/2014

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5 Halloween Themed Cocktails

Warm up to these Halloween inspired cocktails!

10/07/2013

The Maiden And The Huntsman Recipe

The recipe for The Maiden and the Huntsman is as follows: 2 oz Campo de Encanto Pisco .5 oz fresh lime juice .5 oz simple syrup 1.5 oz pear/caraway nectar .5 drops of Angostura Bitters […]

12/29/2012

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Best Holiday Drink Ideas From Chicago Mixologists

This holiday season, try these five drink ideas from two Chicago mixologists.

12/18/2012

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Best Bars With A College Night In Chicago

Nightlife in Chicago doesn’t always have to consist of overpriced drinks and unbearable crowds. Check out some local bars in Chicago that cater to College students from the featured games to the drink specials.

08/30/2012

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Best Pool Halls In Chicago

The best pool halls in Chicago have a relaxed and casual atmosphere that lets you shoot some pool solo or with a group of friends. Check out these five affordable spots that you can play pool for fun or competition.

08/09/2012

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Best Live Band Karaoke In Chicago

Have you been rocking out into a hairbrush in front of the bathroom mirror for as long as you can remember? Working hard on your stage presence in private? Take your passions out in to the open and perform with a live band.

07/19/2012

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Best Weekend Happy Hours in Chicago

These happy hour hotspots in Chicago will provide you with great drink specials that are shared in high quality company at little cost.

07/12/2012

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Best Eats Near Chicago’s Pride Parade

Celebrating at the Pride Parade won’t be complete without finding some good grub in the area to share with friends. These local restaurants are all just steps away from the festivities.

06/11/2012

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Best Pride After-Parties In Chicago

Get ready to party during Pride Weekend in Chicago. Who says you need to turn in early during Pride Weekend? Check out these nightclubs and bars to keep partying into the early hours.

06/11/2012

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Best Hipster Hangout Spots In Chicago

Looking for great food and drinks to enjoy alongside the company of like-minded, free-thinkers such as yourself? Then look no further than this list of awesome haunts to enjoy just that.

05/24/2012

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Best Live Latin Music In Chicago

Looking to get your rumba, salsa, or tango on? Chicago is no stranger to great live Latin music. Be sure to check out any of the following Chicago venues; they all offer the chance to enjoy free live music in a casual atmosphere. Brush up on Latin moves, put your dancing shoes on and go check out one of these local hotspots.

05/03/2012

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Best Bars To Watch UFC Fights In Chicago

Watch UFC fights on big screen televisions while enjoying beer and food at any of these local bars in Chicago.

04/19/2012

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Best Bars For Rum Selections In Chicago

Mixology has been stepped up a notch thanks to these Chicago bars and their signature rum cocktails.

04/18/2012

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A Chicago Bar That Is Worth The Price: The Aviary

When one of the arguably greatest chefs in the world opens a cocktail joint, expectations are inevitably high. Grant Achatz, the former French Laundry study and mastermind behind Alinea and Next, brings his imaginative take on food and drink to his cocktail bar, the Aviary.

03/22/2012

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Cocktail Of The Month: Treetini

One of Potter Lounge’s excellent cocktails, the Treetini, isn’t just a nicely balanced sip—when you order one, Illinois-based sustainability company Live It Green plants a tree in an area of the world where it’s most needed, like India or Brazil. Patrick Hoyne, the mixologist at Potter’s Lounge, shared his Treetini recipe so you can make one at home…

03/21/2012

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Drink Of The Month: Big Star’s Champurrado

You’ve been to Big Star for awesome tacos and other Mexican dishes, now swing by the Wicker Park joint for champurrado, a warming chocolate drink. CBSChicago.com recently caught up with Justin Large, chef de cuisine at Big Star, to learn how to make the drink at home.

02/15/2012

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Happy Hour At The Florentine

When five o’clock hits and you don’t want to go straight home, happy hour is the perfect solution. Skip sugary bombs and limp wings and check out our monthly pick for an affordable, delicious happy hour.

01/11/2012

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Cocktail Of The Month: Ceres’ Table’s Eggnog

The seriously good Italian-influenced menu at Ceres’ Table is worth a trip to Ravenswood (for the pumpkin ravioli alone!), and the cocktail menu is stacked with well-made drinks. One of their winter drinks, Ceres’ Holiday Eggnog, is a treat even after the holidays are over…

01/04/2012

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Cocktail Of The Month: Rebar’s Le Poire Haute

At the Trump Hotel’s Rebar, inventive sushi rolls and tasty cocktails go hand in hand. At a recent tasting of the new menus, Manager Michael Koury served Le Poire Haute, an elegant blend of pear vodka, amaretto, and pear puree, which you can easily shake up at home to serve at holiday parties.

12/21/2011

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