Hubbard Street is Becoming so Vibrant

I have decided to combine two of my greatest passions into one blog. I will be posting about my street art discoveries in addition to beer posts. I’m excited about this introductory post because it involves a new mural project on Hubbard Street. This thoroughfare is becoming extremely vibrant thanks to the following talented artists: ... Read more »

Let Your Eyes do the Talking at Ballast Point

I got wind of San Diego’s Ballast Point opening a brewpub in Chicago and I couldn’t stop panting when I read they had a rooftop patio. Summer is here, which means being outside as much as possible with a beer in tow. Bonus points for a patio that offers eye-level captures of the city’s skyscrapers.... Read more »

Get Energized with ACTIVATE and Lagunitas

My absolute favorite summer event is ACTIVATE Chicago. This pop-up fete involves art installations, music, booze, and then some. The season kicked off along the Riverwalk, which was distinctly transformed utilizing lampshades, a disco ball, murals, and balloons. Words cannot describe how entertaining the event was and it exceeded my expectations. I was eager to... Read more »
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Pride Parade With a Dash of DryHop Brewers

Another fabulous Pride Parade is in the books! Did you go? I wouldn’t miss it, because we all need more days filled with love, laughter, sparkles, floats, and confetti. The Balloons by Tommy were beyond impressive and one of my parade favorites. http://www.balloonsbytommy.com/ The Pride Parade never disappoints and is a place where you can let... Read more »

Head North to the Biergarten at Olbrich Park

  Everyone knows Chicagoans love to head north to Wisconsin in the summer (the interstate will tell you so). There is a new Biergarten in Madison at Olbrich Park that is not to be missed. It’s located along Lake Monona and offers a fetching view of the Wisconsin State Capitol and skyline. The Biergarten shares the beach... Read more »

Rare Beer Find at Monk's Pub

Walking into Monk’s Pub might make you feel as though you have traveled across the pond. Everything about this venue reminds me of some of the places I visited in Europe. Despite the fact that TVs are in place, you won’t even know what’s playing because there is so much to look at. I was... Read more »
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Where to Drink in Queens and Brooklyn

I have been to Manhattan more times than I can remember; therefore, it was time to explore other areas. I chose to make some craft beer memories in Queens and Brooklyn. I stayed in Queens so let’s start with that. I enjoyed this place so much I visited it twice in two days. The Baroness... Read more »

Tiny Tapp Graces the Riverwalk

  This past Thursday, I stumbled upon a bar on the Riverwalk called Tiny Tapp. Trust me when I say there is nothing tiny about this gem. The views of the Chicago River and background architecture can’t be beaten, and it’s an excellent place to brush up on your people watching skills. There are a... Read more »

Indoor Beer Garden at Old Irving Brewing

The wow factor was on alert the moment I entered Old Irving Brewing. The venue is chic, spotless, and warehouse-style with extremely affable staff. It was immediately apparent a lot of thought went into the design of the space. Several unique touches were noted with my favorite being the bench and pillows underneath a quote... Read more »
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Cop a Squat at Haymarket Pub & Brewery

Haymarket Pub & Brewery is an energetic, fetching venue that will leave you wanting to return again and again. The West Loop pub has room to move and provides excellent service. They offer a killer food menu (I especially like the Margherita Pizza, Vegan Burger, and Sweet Potato Tots). More importantly, Haymarket offers 23 tantalizing... Read more »