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Fruity Cocktails To Beat The Summer Heat

Lemonade may be a great thirst quencher in the hot, hot heat of summer time, but get creative this year with some drinks that are a bit more fun.

07/01/2014

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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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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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Best Sangria In Chicago

Enjoy some fruity sangria with your cuisine at these eclectic Chicago restaurants.

05/29/2013

Super Bowl Party Drinks

Jen Luby, an entertaining expert from secondcitysoiree.com has some easy ideas to decorate and entertain for a last minute Super Bowl party.

02/03/2013

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 Bartending Classes In Chicago

As a bartender, you can be the go-to person at a restaurant or party. Pick up skills as a bartender with these schools and start a new career or embrace a popular hobby.

09/27/2012

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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 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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Chicago’s Best Old-Timey Bars

Old-school establishments are some of my favorite city nightspots. While I’m no stranger to many of the newer bars lining Chicago streets, it’s the atmosphere of the city’s older watering holes that piques my interest. Before you belly up to the local bar, take a peek at what’s on tap at several longstanding Chicago bars.

03/29/2012

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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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St. Patrick’s Day Drink Guide

In case you missed the memo, to say St. Patrick’s Day is a big deal in Chicago is an understatement. Almost every bar in town will be boasting St. Patrick’s Day specials, leprechaun themed drinks and of course, green beer. Here’s a ‘how-to guide’ for classic cocktails and Irish staples being served (and over served) this March in Chicago.

03/12/2012

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Murder Mystery Dinner Parties In Chicago

When a friend asked me if I wanted to play a “real-life” version of Clue, I jumped at the chance. A dinner party that combines the board-game-setting with being a real-life sleuth sounded like a great solution for this grown up gamer.

03/01/2012

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