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Springtime Fun at Fremont Chicago

Thanks to monthly changing themes, the River North hot spot is always new again

There’s nothing quite like having your signature spot in the city. That one bar or restaurant you can always count on for a good time. But what if your favorite spot could bring both your top dishes and consistent service, along with a new experience every time you came in? Fremont Chicago {15 West Illinois Street, Chicago; 312.874.7270} is doing just ... Read More »

Chicago’s Must-Try Margaritas

Get ready for Cinco de Mayo and summertime early with these tequila favorites

Whether you like them on the rocks or blended, with salt or without, spicy or sweet, there is no denying the appeal of the margarita. It’s a tried and true classic drink that has fans across the world, but especially in our Windy City. Luckily for cocktail lovers everywhere, today, February 22nd, is National Margarita Day, so there’s no reason ... Read More »

Pisco Sour Month is Sweet at Tanta

Grab a glass of the classic cocktail at the restaurant that knows it best

February is known for Valentine’s Day and being the shortest month of the year, but it also celebrates a very special cocktail: the Pisco Sour. Peru’s signature cocktail comes in a variety of tasty forms, all of which pair well with the spicy Latin fare served at Tanta {118 W Grand Ave, Chicago; 312.222.9700}. The restaurant will be holding a special celebration that lasts ... Read More »

Sit Back and Sit with Tortoise Supper Club

This Chicago classic is the perfect place to spend your weekends and happy hours

There really isn’t a bad season to throw back a few drinks, but during these cold winter months, it’s almost necessary. Gather around the table with friends, family or coworkers for a few cocktails, and before you know it, it’ll be springtime! Luckily, no restaurant is looking out for a freezing Windy City on the cocktail front quite like Tortoise ... Read More »

The No-Fail Wine Gift Guide for the Holidays

Sommeiler Jon McDaniel gives us his top picks for the season

We all come into those situations where you need a bottle of wine and have really no idea what to get—until now! Think outside the box (or ice bucket) and give a unique bottle of wine. Don’t know where to start? Never fear, we have you covered. Jon McDaniel, Corporate Beverage Director for The Gage, Acanto, The Dawson, Beacon Tavern, ... Read More »

Celebrate the Holidays with Geja’s Cafe Champagne Fest

Join Chicago's favorite date spot for their 37th year of celebrating bubbly

Nothing says “celebration” quite like a glass of bubbly! Starting this weekend, and just in time for the holiday season, you can now look forward to three months of celebrating at Geja’s Cafe {340 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago; 773.281.9101} thanks to their 37th Annual Champagne Festival. It all kicks off with a special tasting this Sunday, December 4, starting at 1 PM. It ... Read More »

Water of Life

A taste of Chicago whiskey

Long enjoyed as a winter spirit, whiskey is now experiencing a modern rebirth, with trendy twists on classic cocktails catapulting the spirit into the spotlight year round. Whiskey—commonly spelled “whisky” outside the U.S and Ireland—boasts a long and robust history. Since Prohibition, rye whiskey and bourbon have been increasing in popularity, enjoying the favor of distillers and drinkers alike. Nowadays, ... Read More »

Manhattans Take Over Chicago

Build your own Manhattan at LUXBAR

A Manhattan is a cocktail traditionally made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. In terms of whiskeys, the cocktail can use rye, Canadian whiskey, bourbon, blended whiskey, or Tennessee whiskey. Lest we forget, this classic drink is always garnished with a Maraschino cherry. Sound like your cup of whiskey? However you prefer your classic cocktail, have it your way at LUXBAR {18 East Bellevue ... Read More »

Behind the Bar with Baptiste & Bottle

Learn how to craft your own classic cocktail at home

There is something comforting and almost glamorous about a good hotel bar. If you’re traveling, it’s a nice and convenient escape from your room, without venturing too far from the comfort of bed. If you’re stopping in at a hotel in your own hometown, it can make you feel like you’re on a mini-vacation. In a city like Chicago, where ... Read More »

Las Flores Cocktails with a Summery Kick

Mix your own seasonal sips with Mezcaleria Las Flores

Summer cocktails have become an art for Chicago bartenders, and Mezcaleria Las Flores {3149 West Logan Boulevard, Chicago; 773.278.2215}, Chicago’s mezcal-focused bar in Logan Square, has its own set of artistic creations. With a new, adventurous cocktail menu, curated by Head Bartender Jay Schroeder, the late summer menu shake-up incorporates bright, summertime flavors like grapefruit and watermelon in a fun, light-hearted format. “The watermelon/cilantro salt pairing ... Read More »