Tag: craft beer

Grab a Growler at Motor Row Brewing

During this time of quarantine and self-distancing, there are still ways to help local breweries. I visited Motor Row Brewing before this dreadful crisis kicked in, but let me begin by sharing that the brewery will continue to sell growlers from 12-1 pm Monday through Friday. The staff suggests calling before you head over at 312-624-8149.... Read more »

Pub Royale — come for the food, stay for the beer

I enjoy surprises, particularly favorable ones. I found out about Pub Royale while perusing places to eat near Fatpour before the Revolution Brewing party in January. Little did I know this Indian/British establishment is a beer lover’s paradise. That ambience though Upon entry, I was welcomed and immediately took in all the grandeur. There are many... Read more »

Get Lost at On Tour Brewing Company

Just when you think you have a handle on all the breweries in Chicago, this terrific brewery unfolds right before your eyes. I stumbled upon it after hitting the Underground Art Market and thrilled that I did.  On Tour Brewing, in the West Town neighborhood, recently celebrated its third-year anniversary. Sunday Funday With Live Music I... Read more »
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Experiment at Pilot Project

I was intrigued by the name when I learned about Pilot Project Brewing through my street art account on Instagram. I saw a post about a phenomenal large-scale mural on the brewery’s exterior wall by local artist Czr Prz and couldn’t wait to check it out. I believe art not only enhances a brewery’s aesthetics, but... Read more »

A Milwaukee Daycation

Milwaukee is a hidden jewel less than two hours from Chicago. Both cities have similarities including outstanding breweries, buzzworthy restaurants, and a prime location along Lake Michigan. It’s an easy daycation from Chicago, even if you don’t want to drive because you can take a bus or train. Goals For The Day I had four... Read more »

A Pizzeria For Beer Mavens

A couple of months ago, I got caught up in a tropical rainstorm while out snapping street art in the West Town area. Chicago Avenue was flooding and I needed a plan (and beer) ASAP. Roots Saved the Day! I took cover at Roots Pizza and learned it’s a beer lover’s paradise. There is no shortage of... Read more »
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Feel Majestic at Machine Dining and Drink

While the fancy cocktails with clever names are drawing people in, I paid Machine a visit for their outstanding draught menu. Also, I wanted to see the astonishing decor with my own two eyes (think flowers, lots of them). Machine is a one-of-a-kind experience, and my photo teaser will give you an idea of how majestic this... Read more »

Beer and a Biscuit at Swill Inn

I have been eagerly anticipating what was going to replace the Paramount Room, one of my old hangouts. The building sits near my beloved B_Line (an ever-changing myriad of murals), so I’m in the area often. I was ecstatic when I spied the eye-catching sign for the Swill Inn. The sign is actually filled with barrel strength... Read more »

Activate Your Summer in the Loop

You know summer has materialized after attending the first Activate, hosted by the Chicago Loop Alliance. I’m more thrilled over these pop-up events than the season itself. In my own words, Activate is about locating a secret alley, partying with strangers who are as excited as you, jamming to live music, and being mesmerized by... Read more »
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Simone's - Where Art Meets Beer

I have been patronizing Simone’s for about 10 years, so it’s high time I shared a post about them. Simone’s appreciation for the arts and funky decor initially drew me in. They work diligently to showcase local artist’s work throughout the venue right down to the menu. You can even admire a colorful exterior wall while... Read more »