Category: Live Music Venue

Getting Green at City Winery Riverwalk

Just about everything was coming up green this weekend if you were hanging out on the Riverwalk. I arrived bright and early on Sunday to ensure I would get a prime seat at City Winery Riverwalk for their St. Paddy’s event. The venue kicked off the 2019 season over the holiday weekend. What better place to ogle... Read more »

My Top Picks For St. Patrick's Day

City Winery Chicago Riverwalk Their season kicks off for St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Join them on Saturday, March 16th and Sunday, March 17th from 11 AM – 5 PM for green river views, craft beer, wine, food, and music. https://citywinery.com/chicago/riverwalk/ Monk’s Pub Monk’s will be opening at 9am, so get the party started early. Here’s... Read more »

OCTOPI HAS A NEW BREWMASTER & HIS NAME IS JARED

While the ideal time to visit Octopi Brewing is during patio season, I couldn’t resist a road trip to the country on a snowy Sunday.  Octopi is located in Waunakee, WI, just a short drive from downtown Madison. After learning that Goose Island’s brewmaster, Jared Jankoski, was heading north to join Octopi, I couldn’t wait.... Read more »
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Friendly Vibes at Bar on Buena

I discovered this easygoing watering hole in Buena Park when I lived across the street roughly eight years ago. They make it so effortless to be a repeat customer because it’s like hanging out at a friend’s house. Bar on Buena (BoB) is open and inviting with garage-style windows and a swell patio that welcomes furry... Read more »

Beer and Tunes at Millenium Park

Who doesn’t love sitting under the stars at the magnificent Jay Pritzker Pavilion with live music entertaining your eyes and ears? I make every effort to attend each and every one of the live music series at Millenium Park because they are so enjoyable. I sign up for their events on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MillenniumParkChicago/ Pros Free admission... 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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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 »

Karaoke & Brews at Uptown Lounge

Uptown Lounge is a chill, artsy venue in Uptown with a boatload of craft beer. You might be somewhat bewildered when ordering, given the fact they carry 100+ craft beers with eight of those offered as drafts. The best thing about arriving at 4 pm (when they open) is the ability to get up close... Read more »

Perfect Date Night at aliveOne

I have taken pleasure in many live shows at aliveOne in Lincoln Park; however, the tap list is more impressive than I remember since becoming a beer snob. In fact, there were so many good beers staring me in the face that I consumed more than I should have. I wasn’t feeling terribly alive the next... Read more »
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