Tag: Chicago Loop

Stand-up Bartenders at Ironside Bar & Galley

I continue to be drawn to Ironside Bar & Galley due to the rare, tempting beers on draft. It also doesn’t hurt that the bar is centrally located in the River North “hood.” I recently discovered one of the venue’s greatest assets, bartender Alex Peters. He had me in stitches while serving up some remarkable... Read more »

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 »
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Who's Tapping What This Week

My newest goal is to share weekly unique tappings and/or events at some of my favored establishments. Centennial Crafted Beer & Eatery Celebrate their 2nd birthday on Friday, March 8th, with special tappings to include: Darkness by Surly (Russian Imperial Stout with a BA rating of 4.48) Lunch by Maine  (IPA with a BA rating... Read more »

I Won a Membership to IMSS

On tap doesn’t always have to be about a flowing liquid. Sometimes, as in this case, it’s about the reward from a photo contest. I enjoy spending time in the Chicago Loop, especially during the holidays. I captured a number of images including Art on the Mart, Christkindlmarket, and Passage at Navy Pier. All of... 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 »
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