Archive for February 2018

My Addictions (Blogapalooz-Hour)

On the last Wednesday of every month, ChicagoNow bloggers participate in “Blogapalooz-Hour.” This is an optional writing exercise in which a topic is given to the bloggers and they have one hour to complete the post. The February 2018 topic: “What are things you can’t go without?” Here is my first stab at a Blogapalooz-Hour:  I... Read more »

Cozy Up to first DRAFT

  first DRAFT is a cozy bar located in the South Loop. It’s easy to cruise right on by, so watch for the cute little wood sign. The venue boasts 64 draft lines and 20+ styles of beer with something for everyone’s palate. I appreciate the wide selection of my favorite styles, namely porters and... Read more »

Rare Beer at Centennial

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This newish bar and eatery in River North is a big hit in my book. The first floor offers exposed brick and a stunning wood bar, and I can’t say enough about the exceptional service. Centennial Crafted Beer & Eatery has an outstanding selection of 56 taps including 36 rotating craft beers. Trust me when... Read more »

Franklin Tap - Your Neighborhood Tavern

Behind the unassuming storefront lies a bustling, friendly neighborhood tavern. I bellied up to the bar and knew I was in for a treat after perusing the current tap list. I intended to only have one beer; however, appreciated that wasn’t going to be possible with the great selections staring me in the face. I... Read more »

Line 'em Up at Hopleaf

If you are a Chicagoan and love beer, you have been to Hopleaf Bar. If not, what on earth are you waiting for?! I used to live within walking distance of this stellar bar, which made for many a tipsy night. In fact, I hosted some couchsurfers from Vienna a few years back, and we... Read more »