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Best Cocktail Happy Hours In Chicago

Illinois may not allow happy hours in the traditional sense, but these five bars/restaurants have some of the best cocktail specials in town.

01/15/2015

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Best Bars To Watch Basketball In Chicago

There’s pretty much a sports bar on every corner in every neighborhood of Chicago. But if you’re looking to catch a basketball game, or watch a few at one time, then these five bars are sure to have you covered.

01/08/2015

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Ask A Chicago Expert: Your Best Hot Winter Drink

Stay inside and keep warm with these hot winter drink recipes.

01/01/2015

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2014’s Best New Cocktail Bars In Chicago

Today’s mixologists practically create art with their alcoholic alchemy. Here are the newest Chicago spots to sip the most interesting intoxicants.

12/25/2014

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Best 2015 New Year’s Eve Parties In Chicago

Celebrate the new year at the hottest parties in Chicago.

12/18/2014

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Best Up-And-Coming Chicago Bands Of 2014

These up-and-comers in Chicago are on a short list of the most excellent contenders for “best” 2014 style.

12/11/2014

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Best Places For Holiday Cocktails In Chicago

Get in the holiday spirit with these cocktails in Chicago.

12/04/2014

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Best 2014 Holiday Concerts In Chicago

Here are a mittenful of Chicago holiday concerts that are sure to take away the bah humbug from your seasonal attitude.

11/27/2014

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Best Hookah Bars In Chicago

Relax with friends at these five hookah bars in Chicago.

11/20/2014

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Best Bars For Craft Beer Aficionados In Chicago

Craft beer is the way to lift off in this town and you can sample brews from around the region and nation in these spots with killer craft beer lists.

11/13/2014

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Best Places For Adult Music Classes In Chicago

It’s never too late to learn a new instrument. Check out these five places for adult music classes in Chicago.

11/06/2014

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Best Bars To Get Local Beer In Chicago

Whether you’re checking out Chicago on a trip or just enjoy savoring your local beverages, here are five of the best places in the city to get local beers.

10/30/2014

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Best Piano Bars In Chicago

From the heart of Chicago to the suburbs, there are plenty of places to enjoy a drink while listening to a song or two at a piano bar. You just need to know where to go.

10/23/2014

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Best Places For Sangria In Chicago

If you’re a sangria fan, check out these favorites, good for making you feel like it’s summer regardless of what the crazy Chicago weather is doing at any point in the year.

10/16/2014

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Best Bars To Watch Thursday Night Football in Chicago

Cheer on your favorite football teams for Thursday night football at these five bars around Chicago.

10/09/2014

Redmoon Theater (1463 W. Hubbard, www.redmoon.org) has been transforming the physical and cultural landscapes of Chicago since 1990. They've taken art to new heights and to the streets. On October 27, 2012, the spectacle was brought indoors with Boneshaker 2012, a Day of the Dead-inspired party that was much more merry than macabre. The event featured original Redmoon concepts such as DJ Mobile Unit 2.0, DJ FIRE, Skeleton drummers, and even a Punk Bird Choir. Guests dressed in their finest DIY costumes (think "Binders Full of Women") and store-bought garb (Greek gods and royalty--talk about the .000001%). Partygoers who made it to the witching hour were treated to a pancake breakfast provided by Baby Cakes. (Writing: Danette Chavez / Photo Credit: Christina Noël Photography)

Best 2014 Halloween Parties For Adults In Chicago

Halloween isn’t just for children, especially when there are so many options in and around Chicago. Throw on your best costume and show that candy isn’t the only draw for this ultra fun holiday.

10/02/2014

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Ask A Chicago Expert: Fall Beers To Try

This weekend, wow your guests by offering a selection of beer that’s perfect for fall. Christopher Quinn, co-owner of The Beer Temple in Chicago, gives his tips for beer to try.

09/25/2014

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Best Places To Celebrate Oktoberfest In The Chicago Area

From the city to the suburbs, the Chicago area has plenty of places for you and your friends to celebrate Oktoberfest. Keep the following five celebrations in mind when planning what to do this season.

09/18/2014

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Best Bars To Watch College Football In Chicago

Watching college football can be a great way to reconnect to your old alma mater or just check out up-and-coming talent. Chicago has some great options in sports bars to watch college football, with specials to fit any budget.

09/11/2014

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Best Fall Cocktails In Chicago

Take advantage of some of the specialty fall cocktails offered by some venues around Chicago and make the most of the changing season.

09/04/2014

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