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If we could explain to you why these men were arm wrasslin' in Hungry Brain, we would, but we can't. (credit: Matt Rowan)

Best Bars Where You Can Drink Away Your Election Night Pain

Listen, I won’t be talking about bars that will keep you up-to-date with the poll statistics as you slowly sip on a glass of pinot WHO-THE-HECK-CARES (a nice vintage wine). The bars below are bars you can go to and drink so much you’ll forget that there are elections or, heck, even presidents. If you were looking for a place you could talk politics with the other patrons, then leave now. This is not the article for you. If you feel like you need a place to hide, then I know a few spots for you…

11/06/2012

The Cribs In Concert

Cure For Boredom: April’s Events

Let me be the first to say it: I miss winter. The thing about winter, is that it’s an easy excuse to stay in. That’s extraordinarily important for those of us who are socially inept mutants. Your excuses of snow and cold and wild wampas waiting to kill you and drag you back to their cave like that one scene in The Empire Strikes Back can’t be used anymore. You have to go outside again. And, if you gotta go out, you might as well have fun. Here are some events for April that will help you in that endeavor…

03/29/2012

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

credit: Jacob Knabb

Best Chicago Literary Readings

In Chicago, home of the first poetry slam, stories and words are full contact affairs. They’re all out brawls and dirt under your fingernails.

06/08/2011

Cheapest Diners

Cheapest Diners And Dives

What constitutes a dive these days? Cheap prices? Whatever the formula is, these dives and diners have a selective charm that many have found and loved.

01/10/2011