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.
There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy event in Chicago. Check out our quick guide to five can’t-miss picks for April.
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.
The Chicago outdoor festival season is about to get a new, politically-based offering in the spring, in the form of the Occupy Festival.
Tom Schleiter knows a thing or two about Chicago’s music scene. The 25-year-old, who lives in Logan Square, is a professional songwriter and music producer. He got his foot in the industry while at Miami University studying sound recording. Bad City was his second band, which signed with Atlantic Records, made a record with Chicago producer Johnny K, and toured with Smashing Pumpkins, Slash, and KISS…
Keep up with the Academy of Country Music Awards, set to air April 1 on CBS. From the lead up to the red carpet to the podium, CBS Local Las Vegas has complete coverage of country’s biggest night.
Irish Bagpipe Band the Shannon Rovers has been part of Chicago’s rich Irish tradition since the ‘20s. Originally organized “for the promotion of Irish music and to help members who are in distress to run dances and social affairs to finance these objectives” (per meeting minutes from the 1930), today the group is 70-plus members strong and has become a staple of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations…
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.
As much as it’s known for its food, its sports teams, its politics and its skyline, Chicago’s rich musical heritage should top any list of treasures that make the city great. As the birthplace of “Chicago-style” blues to a hotbed for the ‘90s alternative rock scene, the Windy City has been home to some of the most important and influential artists in modern music.
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.
Just because you and your sweetheart have to get up the next day doesn’t mean that your mid-week dates have to lack a sense of occasion. While the long, luxurious outings are great for weekends, we’ve picked out a few choices place to dine so you can get cozy up and share some romance – even if it is a school night.
Here are the nominations for the 2012 Grammy Awards, to air on CBS Sunday, February 12.
Bars can offer a lot of possibilities when it comes to hosting a party that your miniature apartment or home simply cannot. Want to know what bars offer the most? Detailed here are the best pars to rent for a party in Chicago!
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…
GRAMMY nominees Coldplay, Rihanna and Paul McCartney will perform live at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards on CBS.
The 2012 GRAMMY Nominees album will be released digitally and in stores January 24, 2012. The album features 22 hits from some of the GRAMMYs’ most popular nominees.
LL Cool J has sold millions of albums and made a name for himself in fashion, films and television. He continues his success as the host of the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, February 12 on CBS.
While Chicagoans are a more than a little spoiled with all of the music festivals that happen during the warmer months, our hibernation season offers few comparable options for large and impressive lineups of live music. But that’s just one of the reasons why this month’s Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival is a welcome addition to winter’s cultural calendar…
One reason I love Chicago so much is that a night out means endless possibilities. From doughnut shops to wine bars and comedy venues, I make a point to try as many spots as I can, while still watching my wallet. Take a look at my quest to hit the streets for good food and fun for under $30!