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» NYE 2010 Picks: Cheap Choices
Saving up for 2011? These low-cost New Year's Eve celebrations should fit the bill.
» Brand-New Bars
Get divey on Grace; go downstairs at River North's Curio.
» Haunted Haunts
Throw back a few shots of liquid courage before getting spooked at these haunted taps.
» NFL Bar Deals
If you can't be at Soldier Field, you can still get discounted drinks at these Chicago Bears bars.
» College Football Bar Specials
Cheer on your favorite team with drinks deals at these spots
» Let's Go Alfresco
Want to eat or drink outside? We've found the finest Chicago beer gardens and sidewalk patios.
» In the House
Our picks for Chicago’s most underrated house music venues
» Where to Celebrate the Blackhawks
Toast Chicago's hockey team at one of these bars.
» Rooftop Revelry
We've rounded up Chicago's rooftop decks, where you can imbibe up high.
» Sex and the City 2 Parties in Chicago
These movie-release celebrations offer more than just Cosmos (though you can get those, too).
» Memorial Day Weekend Events in Chicago
Take full advantage of the long weekend with these events that go beyond barbecues.
» Where to Watch the 'Lost' Finale
Share your theories about TV's biggest mystery with fellow fans at these parties on Sunday.
» Forty Ounces to Freedom
Some Chicago bars that have embraced a trashy classic, which means more brew for you.
» Spring Pub Crawls
'Tis the season for progressive parties that don't require coats.
» Chicago Cinco de Mayo Events
Celebrate all day with these Mexican-themed fiestas.
» Chicago Kentucky Derby Events
Enjoy specials while you watch the 'Run For the Roses' at these Chicago bars.
» Tasty Tax Relief
Save a little dough with these sweet and savory tax day deals.
» Where Can I Sing Karaoke in Chicago?
Fancy yourself a Gleek? Audition for the cast at these spots.
» Springtime Secrets of Sour Beers
Pucker up - these locally available brews are about to launch a full-scale attack on your taste buds.
» Where to Watch the White Sox
Don't stop believin' that by drinking at these bars, you can will the good guys to success this season.
» Where to Watch the Cubs
Whether it's a miracle playoff run or yet another classic Cubby meltdown, these spots will keep you close (but not too close) to the action.
» March Madness Deals in Chicago
Check out all the college hoops action on the cheap at these bars.
» Watch Your Team in the NCAA Tournament
Cheer with fellow fans at these Chicago bars.
» Where to Watch the Big Ten Tournament
Find your fellow fans at one of these school-affiliated Chicago sports bars.
» Oscar Night Outings
Make Academy Awards night as memorable for you as it is for the stars.
» The Revolution Will Be Brewed
Uncovering the evolution of Josh Deth's Revolution Brewing in Logan Square.
» Authentic Irish Pubs
Thanks to these Chicago pubs, you don't have to cross the Atlantic for a real taste of the Emerald Isle.
» Slainte! Beyond the Beer and Whiskey
You can sample some real Irish cocktails at Chicago's best pubs.
» Carnaval in Chicago
We've found the best places to party like a Brazilian for four days straight.
» Mardi Gras in Chicago
Here's where to celebrate Fat Tuesday in the Windy City in 2010.
» How To Help Haiti In Chicago
Local businesses make it easy to donate to Haiti earthquake victims.
» Where to Watch the Super Bowl
Make the most of the football finale with these Chicago restaurant and bar deals.
» Dart Bars
The traditional pub game brings in some serious competition at these local joints.
» Where to Watch the Outback Bowl
Start wearing purple and visit these spots as the Northwestern Wildcats battle Auburn in the Outback Bowl.
» Taste of the Tropics
Wanna get away from Chicago's frigid temps? These bars will take you to a totally different climate.
» NYE Picks: Cheap Choices
Saving up for 2010? These low-cost New Year's Eve celebrations should fit the bill.
» NYE Picks: Splurges
It's New Year's Eve, so why not go all out? Here are our picks for the best events over $100.
» Lowering the Bar
Get the lowdown on Chicago's subterranean pubs.
» Getting Hammered Hearthside
Battle the winter blues with a drink or two at a bar with a roaring fireplace.
» Thanksgiving Eve Events
Give thanks for all the revelry going down on Black Wednesday, the biggest bar and club night of the year.
» Beaujolais Nouveau in Chicago
Local French restaurants celebrate the return of the seasonal vintage.
» Where to Have Your Holiday Party
Work will never be the same after you book a bash at one of these Chicago bars.
» Distraction-Free Drinking
Spark some stimulating conversation at one of these TV-less spots.
» Pump It Up
For a true taste of autumn in a glass, look no further than these pumpkin beers.
» All That Fizzes
Why toast with the standard bubbly when you can knock flutes filled with champagne cocktails?
» Party Like It's 2016
No matter who wins the Olympic bid, you'll have a place to celebrate.
» Race Elation
Run, don't walk, to these Chicago spots for Marathon-related deals.
» Fan-tastic Voyages
Chicago bars will boost your optimism for the season with fantasy football draft packages.
» Mojito Mania
Nothing beats the summer heat like a tall glass of this Cuban treat.
» Sold on Sangria
The refreshing wine cocktail goes down easy at these spots.
» Mixing History
Take a sip to the past with one of these traditional tipples.
» Vinegar Unveiled
You've had it in salads, soups and sauces, now try sipping the stuff in one of these vinegar-tinged libations.
» Party After Pride
After the Chicago Pride Parade is over, the real celebration is just beginning.
» Chicago Earth Day Events
Eat, drink and be merry on Earth Day at local bars and restaurants.
» Cool Concoctions
Say hello to spring with these chilled libations.
» Opening Day Deals
Nothing marks the beginning of baseball season like a free hot dog.
» Get Away from Guinness
Local bars carry alternative stouts for St. Pat's season.
» Single in the City
You don't need to believe in love to fall for these Valentine-inspired events.
» Playing the Name Game at the Dana Hotel
Dana has a vain adventure at ajasteak.
» Dude, Where's My Beer?
Local "Beer Dude" Phil Kuhl gives us the lowdown on Sheffield's Beer School.
» Warming Up With Hot Sin
You won't feel bad about indulging in O'Donovan's Winter Warmer cocktails.
» I Like Cold-Weather Beverages
Toast the wind chill with these winter brrrews.
» Hubba Hubba
You'll have trouble focusing on the unfocused menu at HUB 51 after a glass or two of punch.
» Daniel Love is 'On The Rocks'
... and LXTV.com put him there.
» Brotherly Love
The Village Tap's extensive beer selection offers great comfort in any season.
» Holiday Cocktails
Take a break from shopping to enjoy one of these comforting concoctions.
» Repeal Day Parties
Toast the end of Prohibition (75 years on) with a few drinks at these Chicago bars.
» Mana Mania
What pairs best with some of the city's best meat-free food? White sangria, of course.
» Spirits of Christmas Present
Escape Chicago's holiday hotspots with a tipple of booze nearby.
» Passion Fruit Power Hour
The Wicked Wahine gives a juicy, peppery kick to a meal at sola.
» Around-the-World Wines
Party-ready bottles from Chicago's best independent wine shops.
» Cabaret Makes a Comeback
Classic cabaret meets modern-day Chicago.
» Dirty Martini
Dana needs a movie-themed martini to get through "Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage."
» Red Leaves, Red Wine
Sip on one of these autumn blends as you watch the leaves change.
» Wrigleyville Uber Alles
Uberstein may not be authentically German, but after a hefty stein or two, you won't mind.
» Prix-Fixe Pleasure
Buona Terra doesn't skimp on its fixed-price menu, and that's why Dana keeps coming back for more.
» Where to Watch the Debate
Watch the final presidential debate at these local bars and restaurants.
» On Tap in Autumn
Forget mass-produced swill. We tell you where to find seasonal suds that channel the flavors of fall.
» Uncommonly Good
Have a cocktail with your eggs, and you just might help out some animals in need.
» Toasting Oktoberfest
Raise a stein and shout "prosit!" at the city's authentic German taps.
» Gulpin' Like Gatsby
Dana celebrates her birthday with a long-awaited visit to Sepia, and finds the cocktails nearly match the food.
» Drunk Again, Naturally
By drinking organic booze, you just might be able to avoid that nasty hangover.
» Drink Before You Eat
Skip the apps and take a sip of these pre-dinner concoctions...your food will taste that much better.
» Manhattan Project
Dana squeezes into the Matchbox for a sip of its signature drink.
» Chicago's Cocktail Geeks
What do Chicago's top bartenders do on their days off? Compete against each other, of course.
» Gin Fizz Fo' Shizz
Paramount Room may act like a beer bar, but it offers some killer cocktails, too.
» Cocktail Calorie Crunch
Go ahead, drink that fruity drink, it may be better for you than you think.
» Totally Tiki
Head over to one of these rum-saturated spots for a taste of the tropics.
» Brand-New Booze
Dana investigates a hot new restaurant, and finds the drinks just might overshadow the food.
» Getting Tanked
Tank Sushi's Red Octopus cocktail may just be a cosmo in disguise...but it ain't half bad.
» Staying Afloat
The root beer float turns 115 this year; celebrate at these local spots.
» Cocktails for Carnivores
Ham and cheese is no longer just for eating; try one of these meaty concoctions for a true liquid lunch.
» Hot Wine in the Summertime
These bottles work best when the mercury rises.
» Summertime, and the Parking's Easy
Goose Island offers a refreshing summer brew, and decent bar food to boot.
» Gold Medal-Worthy Destinations
These Olympics-inspired deals will have you high-jumping for joy.
» It's an Age Thing
Like a fine wine, these barrel-aged beers have been fermented to an oaky perfection.
» Breakfast Club
Dana gets her egg-white on at a new Lincoln Park bistro.
» How Sweet It Is
Dana sips an unusual concoction on Avenue M's secluded outdoor patio.
» Beer Town, Summer in the City
What pairs better with a hot summer day than a cold brew?
» Whisked Away at the Violet Hour
Dana goes incognito to find a drink that's just right.
» Vin for a Fin
Frasca's $5 wine deal is as good as it sounds.
» Know Your Whites
Get the lowdown on Chicago's egg cocktails and enjoy a frothy tipple at one of these upscale bars.
» Sweet Sips of Liberty
Pledge your allegiance to these Americana cocktails while you celebrate another year of Independence.
» Goin' Crazy for Cava
Dana celebrates summer with some sparkling sangria at Cafe Ba Ba Reeba.
» A Ginger Zinger
Le Colonial's upscale Vietnamese fare demands a high-class cocktail to match.
» Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot
Hot Chocolate's decadent drinks and desserts help awaken Dana's dormant sweet tooth.
» Master Shakers
A bar is only as good as the mixologist behind it, and these local spots are home to some of the best in the city.
» The Perfect Pour
Dana finds she doesn't have to go far from home for a good meal and a tasty drink.
» Le Passage: All Grown Up
A more mature Cubanola leaves Dana wanting more.
» Brain Freeze
Evoke the summers of your youth with one of these blended beach-inspired drinks.
» Gettin' Gritty
Dana goes up north to try a classic Southern cocktail...and to have another go at a popular side dish.
» Get Schooled in Shochu
Chicagoans looking for something new to pair with their sashimi will love these shochu cocktails.
» Where the Weiss Things Are
Put down the heavy brews and pick up a spring-friendly beer that’s citrusy and sweet.
» Stepping on Sake's Terrain
Dana samples a Japanese liquor that's said to be as healthy as it is flavorful.
» Friday After Work
Dana finds a Friday-night deal that makes the real world seem not so cruel after all.
» Ciders and Lambics and Meads (Oh My!)
These alternatives to beer pack sumptuous fruit flavor that will get you thinking about summer.
» South Beach-style Sipping
Chaise Lounge's open-air space, refreshing drinks and delicate plates channel a Miami vibe.
» Drinkable Desserts
Skip the cake and head straight for these sugar-shackled dessert drinks.
» A Safe Bet
Fifty/50's clever beer-based cocktails and superior bar eats add up to a night well spent.
» Hailing Hopleaf
It's not exactly news, but the popular pub continues to impress with its exceptional beer list and rave-worthy eats.
» The Art of Drinking Locally
Try these Midwest-made artisan spirits that won't wreak havoc on your carbon footprint.
» A Cider with the Sunrise
After waking up at an ungodly hour to catch a UK soccer match, Dana discovers her new favorite breakfast beverage.
» Absinthe in Body, Present in Spirit
Now that the Green Fairy is legal, local bartenders are using it to shake up some devilish little drinks.
» The Incredible, Edible Guinness Mimosa
With its zippy huevos rancheros and creative cocktails, Flo restores Dana's faith in eggs.
» When in Rome...Drink Aperol
A popular Italian aperitivo tastes just as good stateside.
» Cheers to Good Health
These elixirs might not swear you off booze for good, but they'll replenish your body before the next bender.
» Champagne for a Lady
Sexist martinis aside, D.O.C.'s Ladies' Night isn't a bad way to spend a weeknight boozing.
» Hitting the Head
These well-appointed bathrooms are worth a look, even if you don't have to go.
» A Slice of Springtime
A seasonal slump is no match for Cafe Bolero's tropical libations and island fare.
» Bar Madness
Quench your thirst for some tournament action at these watering holes.
» I Take My Coffee with Baileys
Dana samples a lackluster buffet for the sake of building her own spiked coffee.
» Color Me Cocktail Green
When you're tired of crappy green beer, try these green-tinted drinks for celebrating St. Pat's.
» The Island Life's for Me
Throw in some tropical fruit juices with a whole lot of rum and you've got a killer punch.
» Hammering it Out While Getting Hammered
Dana and her pal finally see eye-to-eye after a couple drinks and a plate of plantains.
» Stop the Presses. Raise the Glasses.
Great reporters throughout Chicago's history have raised hell then raised a pint.
» Bravo to Crew
If only Dana had known about Crew's Project Runway screenings and massive martinis before getting cable.
» Give Back, Drink Up
Aria bar's refreshing take on a mojito is the perfect reward for a volunteer job well done.
» Pick-up Class
When you're sick of cheesy lines, check out these spots for getting picked up in style.
» Bloody Mary to the Rescue
With a tasty bloody mary in hand, Dana finds brunch at Tweet is worth the wait.
» Flights to Fancy
Tandem displays of fine libations let you sample a little of each.
» La Finca Keeps it Simple
A no-frills margarita and mouthwatering chips make a Mexican restaurant memorable.
» Tapping into Temperance
Former speakeasies that went legit provide a heck of a history lesson along with your drink.
» Tickle Me Pink
Dana sets her sights on a beer blend off of Fat Cat's massive drink menu.
» Are You Being Served?
These bars welcome in the service industry folks when it's their turn to unwind.
» Snack Bars
We salute some taps around town that offer free bites with your booze.
» Sake 101
A sake sampler teaches an important lesson about the world of rice wine.
» Welcoming in Old Town
Though it sounds ironic, sipping an ice-cold vodka lemonade at Fireplace Inn hits the spot.
» Would you? Could you? In a bar?
If you're not ready to call it quits, head to these spots where you can skirt the smoking ban.
» Malted Barley, Hops and...Mustard Seeds?
A beer brewed with an unlikely ingredient adds a slight zing to a cozy dinner out.
» Easy on the Ears
Silence! Forgo loud bars and clubs for these spots that boast aural ambiences perfect for chatting.
» In a Pickle
Faced with a list of more than 100 sandwiches and as many brews, Dana opts for fail-safe suds.
» Festive Fun at Friar Tuck
A dressed-up take on a White Russian starts a bar crawl off sweetly.
» A Bar Full of Laughs
Improv nights at bars give up-and-coming talent a chance to shine—and you a cheap night out.
» The Gift of Glogg
A toasty mug of Scandinavian glogg warms the belly and makes Dana's must-do holiday list.
» Not Playing Favorites
Dana finds a lovely libation at a thin-crust joint, but she's not swearing off deep-dish altogether.
» A Buzz for a Buck
Dana tests out the "hair of the dog" theory with $1 mimosas at Joey's Brick House.
» Pup-friendly Pubs
Don't leave Fido out in the cold! A handful of taps allow our four-legged friends to hang out inside.
» A Whole New Bar Game
Put down the darts and pick up a more creative way to play.
» Now and Zen
A newly hopping 'hood offers plenty of pre-concert cocktail choices.
» Some Like 'em Hot
These bubbling hot cocktails will thaw you from the inside.
» Left with Leffe in Little Italy
On her second pasta-free trip to Taylor Street, Dana visits (where else?) an Irish tap.
» XO Marks the Spot
A lounge achieves landmark status with its doozy of a drink list.
» Caffeine and Cocktails
Take a shot, whether it’s of espresso or whiskey, at these coffeehouse-bar combos.
» Dusting Off the Clubbing Cobwebs
Dana makes her grand return to the club scene with a Halloween-inspired cocktail at Manor.
» Mixing it up with Mango
A pre-concert pit stop at Raw Bar brings out the martinis and memories.
» Haute Cocktail Culture
Find out where to score the city's finest luxury libations.
» Wait, Wait...Do Beer Me!
Dana snags a discounted pint at a trader bar before heading to a taping of NPR's quiz show.
» Sipping in Season
An apple-flavored cocktail pairs perfectly with Italian food and makes up for a trip done wrong.
» Imbibing Through Time
Everything old is new again at these keepers of the cocktail flame.
» Get in on the Buzz
Tired of waiting in line? Everyone's on the list at these exclusive-minded buzzer bars.
» Swallowing Skepticism
A martini with an intriguing ingredient and mega slices of fish squash Dana's misconceptions.
» A Sampling of Suds
Chicago Ale House packs in the taps, slinging out brews in sizes meant for sampling.
» Making Progress by the Pint
Flounder's cheap Miller Lite and tacos for less than two bucks fit the pre-film bill perfectly.
» Barhopping with the Big Ten
Get ready for the season's first Big Ten matchups on the field with our pigskin-ready pub picks.
» From Paninis to Pinot
Dana's favorite lunchtime sandwich spot doubles as the perfect post-work place for a glass of wine.
» So Long, Summer!
Bid the heat adieu by visiting these watering holes with warm weather attractions.
» A Drinking Distraction
Though the night began with saketinis at China Grill, Dana had other plans for a summer night out.
» Back-to-School Bacchanalia
Whether you cheer on the Wildcats or the Blue Demons, we'll tell you where to go for some school spirits.
» Pre-Season Pitchers
Dana warms up for college football season with a stop at Sedgwick's for discounted pitchers of Blue Moon.
» Slashies: Historical Hybrids
These liquor store-slash-bars promise pretense-free boozing, whether you pull up a stool or take your hooch to go.
» Plum Good Libation
Forget email and phone calls. Dana finds a better way to stay in touch with friends at Oysy.
» A Model Martini
After sipping her way through plenty of too-sweet martinis, Dana finds the perfect blend at Japonais.
» Boogie Bars
Skip the club and opt for these bars, where you can get down and get drunk without dealing with a dress code or cover charge.
» Beach Bum Bars
Got some sand in your joints? Wash it out with some drinks at these seaworthy spots.
» No Love for 40s
Despite lacking a drink list and hawking 40s, LBC wins over Dana with its upbeat tunes.
» Mojitos Made Up My Mind
Narrowing down her nightlife choices, Dana opts for an evening of art and a minty concoction.
» Open 'til 4 or More
These late-night haunts will keep your crew chugging well into the morning.
» Playtime Meets Party Time
Martini Park helps Dana retreat to her recess days…had her local playground served martinis.
» Seriously Sweet Brew
Dana scores a glass of the seasonally scare Shugga and a saucy pie at Bricks.
» Dinner, er, Drink and a Movie
Thumbs up for five of our fave barroom movie nights.
» Hotter than Hooters
Scantily clad bar staff titillate your every sense.
» Mixing Politics and Pleasure
Dana pops into Plan B for a post-work cocktail and finds a refreshing ode to Obama in a glass.
» Let the Games Begin
Test your sporty skills with Chicago's best bar games.
» Don't Shrink My Beer!
Dana opens her mind to mini drinks and fare at Halsted's family-friendly joint.
» A Winning Round
At Gamekeepers, my volleyball team learns it's not whether you win or lose, but how you score cheap burgers and beer.
» Where the Glass is Greener
Eco-friendly trumps economically-friendly in Dana's book after an evening at Crust.
» Chuggin' and Muggin'
Capture those boozy memories in old-fashioned photo booths.
» Oh, Cabana!
Any patio will do, but Volo's does it best when it comes to sipping wine cabana-side.
» Enjoying the Cubs, Avoiding the Crowds
Take advantage of post- and pre-game neighborhood samplings without the prices and pretensions of Wrigleyville.
» Change of Bar Scene
Head to Riverview when you want to hit up a bar but not get hit on.
» Wi-fi Watering Holes
Five places to get online while enjoying your libations.
» Antiox Your Intox
Get a health boost with your buzz from five fancy drinks that go way beyond the pomegranate martini.
» Cheap Wine Fits All
After much indecision on where to dine, Dana and co. land happily at Quartino for small plates and cheap pours.
» Shake Your Groove Thang
Old favorites rock parties like never before thanks to funky local DJs.
» Breakfast Beverages Beat the Buffet
Stanley's legendary mimosas and bloody marys tame Dana's hangover with fresh juicy flavor.
» Giving Tequila a Fair Shot
Fom agave to anejo, Sauza to shooters, these locales will renew your faith in tequila.
» Miami Liquefied
J Bar's Cuban-inspired cocktail sets Dana back in South Beach.
» A Margarita that Moves Me
Tarascas' strong and bargain 'ritas welcome me to the neighborhood.
» Juke Joints
These well-stocked jukeboxes will have you saving up quarters for more than laundry.
» A Night of Natural Buzzing
Keep your conscience clean with organic and biodynamic boozing.
» Positive Thinking, Happy Drinking
In my hour of need, SushiSamba Rio comes through with its bento-box bargain.
» A Tapa by Any Other Name…
I could've been the brains behind the small-plate trend. Instead, I'm just another happy consumer.
» Sunday Sippin'
These colorful cocktails will kick-start your Sunday.
» Bourbon Therapy
Dana overcomes an aversion to bourbon at the most logical bar in town.
» Upscale Eats, Unexceptional Drinks
Pasteur cooks up innovative Vietnamese fare but offers no fun drinks to wash it down.
» Bossa Nova Nights
These local spots spread the Brazilian love, mixing mean capirinhas and bossa nova beats.
» You Don't Have to Spell It to Drink It
After tasty Turkish food and half a bottle of unpronounceable wine, cashing a coupon loses its stigma.
» Join My Club
Membership benefits include tasty Peruvian cuisine and a Pisco Sour buzz.
» Call it the Luck of the Irish
Wearing green and drinking Guinness doesn't make you Irish, but it sure is fun.
» Bingo at the Bar-o
Bingo makes a killer comeback with the pre-retirement crowd.
» Give Me the Boot!
We all know sharing is the right thing to do, so do it right with two liters of German beer in a boot.
» Drink at Your Own Risk
Take your chances and try out Tsuki's killer maki and bargain martinis.
» Chicago's Piece of the Microbrewery Pie
With few microbrew options, any beer-swilling Chicagoan will appreciate Piece's celebrated pints.
» New Lounge, New Perspective
Krem's all the rage, and I won't hold the hype against it or its champagne cocktails.
» Bring Your Own Tolerance
After enjoying too much wine at a BYOB, Salpicon's outstanding tequila selection couldn't be avoided.
» Where Southport Avenue Meets Bourbon Street
Throw on some beads and hold up a Hurricane to toast a bar that embodies the Big Easy.
» The Duke Knows Scotch
As one of the only Scottish pubs in town, The Duke of Perth will make you a believer with its single-malt selection.
» Beer For Breakfast!
Because you can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning.
» Belly's Steals Are The Real Deal
With four drink specials and cheap apps, Thursday nights out are once again a done deal.
» With The Grafton's Help, You're Good to the Last Drop
A special Irish coffee packs plenty of whiskey and caffeine to help you maintain.
» Three a.m. is Intoxicating Tea Time
Everyone ends up at the Green Mill sooner or later.
» On My Way to a Delirious Noel
Glunz makes it better by pouring a holiday brew in the right package.
» Rare Wine Well Done
Wind down the weekend with a glass of wine at Webster's Wine Bar, where you'll pick up a vino vocab to boot.
» It's Glogg Time
Practice saying it with us: Jag skulle vilja ha et glögg, tack!
» The #1 Daiquiri
De Cero's fruit-filled daiquiris and tasty tacos deserve bragging rights.
» Cheap Bar Burgers that Don't Suck
Sure, you're only paying a dollar. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't have a million dollar meal.
» The Good, the Bad and the Cheap Tab
Double fisting beer is a-okay when it's time for a taste test.
» Good Drinks Come to Those Who Wait
For Iberico's sweet sangria, patience pays off.
» Infused-Vodka Martinis? Yes, Please!
Innovative vodka tops basic cable for midweek amusement.
» How About a Bloody, Buddy?
With enough decisions to make in life, why make 10 about a Bloody Mary?
» Quantity Trumps Quality in Round One
A Schooner at Lotties classes up cheap beer in large quantities.
» Beyond the Hopleaf
We love it, too. But it's not the only good spot for a gourmet brew.
» For the Sake of Sake
A lesson in drinking stand-out sake the right way at Shine Morida.
» Buffed and Buzzed
An unlikely locale offers a cheap solution to nasty nails and a thirst for martinis.
» Make Mine Minty
Draining cheap pitchers of mojitos (on a Friday, no less!) at Mambo Grill.
» Grungy Punk Bars
Break out the Ramones tee and your best Johnny Rotten sneer and take a ride to the best drinking caves in town.
» A Steal on Suds
A quick primer on Chicago's bargain beer.
» Bring on the Bourbon
A few spots around Chicago that serve the best thing to come out of Kentucky.
» Fancier Than Fries
Gourmet meals abound at these hip lounges.
» Bars With Board Games
Scrabble victories (and defeats) are better done over cocktails.
» Brew-ha-ha
Take a tour of the area's microbreweries.
» Totally Karaoke
Electronic karaoke: The best music videos you'll ever see.
» Hemingway Days
A book and a beer go perfectly here.
» Bloody Mary Bars
Make-your-own goodness, with oodles of ingredients.
» Baseball, Bigwigs and Breaded Steak
Stop by Bridgeport…or the 'Port, as they say.

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