Mardi Gras Week in Chicago Beer, February 28-March 3

Mardi Gras Week in Chicago Beer, February 28-March 3
Piton Lager from St. Lucia, where they throw a big Mardi Gras Carnivale.

Here we are at Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, if you will, and the start of Lent. Then starting the weekend with the St. Patrick’s Day parades.

Monday, February 28

3:00 – 5:30 pm • Tap Room Trivia
Temperance Beer Co., 2000 Dempster St., Evanston, IL (847) 864-1000 Map
Join us every Sunday for trivia from 3-5:30 pm for fun, delicious beer, and prizes!

3:00 – 7:00 pm • Country Grill Chicken Truck
Evil Horse Brewing Co., 1338 Main St., Crete, IL (708) 304-2907 Map
Country Grill Chicagoland is a food truck company offering rotisserie chicken and ribs fresh from the spit, homemade salads and pretzels.

7:00 – 10:00 pm • Weekly Trivia @ Pilot Project
Pilot Project Brewing, 2140 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (773) 270-5995 Map
Join us in the Pilot Project Heated Tent for free pub trivia every Monday!
Beer Special: Every player will receive one free 4oz taster of beer, booch or cider.
Reservations Available on Tock

7:00 – 9:00 pm • Monday Night Trivia
Une Année Brewery, 6343 W Gross Point Rd., Niles, IL (847) 635-0655 Map
Free to play general trivia on the patio or in the taproom with

Tuesday, March 1

Mardi Gras 2022
Byway Brewing Co., 2825 Carlson Dr., Hammond, IN 219-844-5468 Map
Break out your beads and join us on Fat Tuesday for a Mardi Gras celebration!
We’ll be releasing a brand new beer AND serving up Muffulettas, Shrimp Po Boys, Shrimp & Grits, Gumbo, and King Cake for dessert!
No tickets necessary! Food specials while supplies last.

4:00 – 9:00 pm • Support Urban Farming
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St., Chicago (312) 638-0700 Map
Every Tuesday join us at the brewpub and order a Big Mick Burger + 12oz pour of Harold’s ’83 Honey Ale + a shot of Wolf Point Bourbon for $25 and we’ll donate $5 to Urban Growers Collective.
Urban Growers Collective currently operates eight urban farms across 11 acres in the city of Chicago. On these farms, Urban Growers Collective’s job training and education, food access, and community engagement programs support health, economic development, healing, and creativity. The Green Era Renewable Energy and Urban Farm Campus in Auburn Gresham will serve as a centralized hub for workforce development, education, food access, and community well-being.

4:00 – 9:00 pm • Fat Tuesday
Rock Island Public House, 13328 S. Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513 Map
Fat Tuesday! at Rock Island Public House. It’s another excuse to get loose on a Tuesday! Butter Upon Baconwill be running a special cajun menu from 4-9pm and we will be having drink specials all day!

5:00 – 8:00 pm • Dope Sandwich Food Truck at Alter Brewing Co.
Alter Brewing Co., 2300 Wisconsin Ave. #213, Downers Grove, IL 630-541-9558 Map
Grab some brain fuel from our buds at Dope Sandwich before you rock trivia night! They’ll be here 5-8pm.

5:00 pm • Fat Tuesday
Village Vintner Winery & Brewery, 2380 Esplanade Dr., Algonquin, IL (847) 658-4900 Map
Join us on Tuesday, March 1st at either 5:00pm or 7:00pm for our Fat Tuesday Dinner. The 4-course meal includes Crawfish & Chicken Gumbo, Oyster Po’Boy served with house made chips and remoulade, Shrimp & Grits with a Jalapeño & Cheddar grits & an andouille cream sauce​ & Beignets with honey & chocolate sauce. Cost is $24.99 per person and space is very limited, so we suggest reservations for this event. To reserve your spot call the restaurant at (847)658-4900 or email the event coordinator at We hope to see you for this amazing event.

5:00 pm • Fat Tuesday Shrimp Boil!
DMen Tap, 2849 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago 773-961-8757 Map
Join us for a Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Celebration! Complete with Hurricanes!

5:00 – 8:00 pm • Zombie Paczki Release!
Wolfden Brewing, 112 W. Lake St., Bloomingdale, IL (847) 610-5117 Map
Release of Zombie Pączki (Raspberry) – 6.5% ABV Golden Pastry Ale
A Polish donut inspired golden pastry ale, brewed with lactose and vanilla, then flavored with juicy raspberries. Sweet and malty.

5:30 pm • First Tuesday Cask Tapping
Goldfinger Brewing Co., 513 Rogers St., Downers Grove, IL (630) 541-9728 Map
One of the perks of being a brewer is the ability to taste the beer throughout its maturation process. Flavors meld, some aromas disappear while others appear, and yeast is still in suspension adding bread like qualities.
What does the Original taste like when it has been lagering for only a couple of weeks? Hazy Pils? Yes please!
Beginning next month, every FIRST Tuesday of the month we will share the pleasure of tasting young “kellerbier” versions of whatever we have in our lagering tanks with you! Our brewers will fill a small cask of whatever young version of a beer is tasting particularly delicious and tap the cask right in front of your eyes. Tappings will happen at 5:30pm and we’ll serve you straight from the spigot until the cask is done.
The first First Tuesday Cask Tapping from the Cellar will be March 1st at 5:30pm. Stay tuned for what Keller version of our beer you’ll get to enjoy.

5:30 pm • Mardi Gras at Region Ale
Region Ale, 1080 US-41, Schererville, IN 219-322-2337 Map
Mardi Gras at Region Ale!!!!
$6 Abita Mardi Gras Bock
$5 Abita Purple Haze Beer-Ritas
Delicious house made jambalaya and more!
Best of all, an Abita Take The Pint! Just order a Mardi Gras Bock and take a pint glass home, while supplies last so don’t be late!
Plus, Mardi Gras music piped in straight from New Orleans (okay, maybe that’s a stretch).

6:00 – 9:00 pm • CERAMIC Stack Of Gnomes St. Patrick’s Day Paint Party
Steam Hollow Brewing Co., 450 S. Spruce St. Unit C, Manteno, IL  Map
Tickets $43 here.
CERAMIC Stack of Gnomes
St. Patrick’s Day Paint Party
Dimensions of this ceramic piece: 9H x 5W
Come join us as we paint this Stack of 3 Gnomes in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.
Never painted before? No worries, step-by-step instructions will be provided.
In case you don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, there will be a variety of paint colors available for you to choose from.
Price of your ticket includes your 1st drink.

6:00 – 9:00 pm • Big Lagniappe at Maple Tree Inn
Maple Tree Inn, 18849 S. Dixie Hwy., Homewood, IL  Map
We are looking forward to returning to The Maple Tree Inn for Fat Tuesday! Our last time here was Fat Tueday 2020 right before you know what.. you’ll need reservations for this one. Check our website soon!

6:30 pm • Tuesday Trivia: General Knowledge
One Allegiance Brewing, 10215 S. Harlem Ave., Chicago Ridge, IL (708) 529-7067 Map
Join us on Tuesdays for a night of trivia dedicated to various popular TV shows, movies, and themes! First Tuesday of every month is general knowledge trivia.
Each game is free to play!
First place winner will receive a $30 OAB Gift Card and other prizes include a beer to go. There is no entry fee to play trivia.
Trivia starts at 7pm but come in to register at 6:30pm so you and your team can grab a couple drinks before the games start!
See you soon for some fun, games and prizes!

7:00 – 9:30 pm • Trivia Night in Skokie
Sketchbook Brewing Co. – Skokie, 4901 Main St., Skokie, IL (847) 588-0652 Map
Trivia courtesy of Pub Trivia USA. No cards, teams will play on their phone apps. Prizes for the winning teams: $35 for 1st place, $25 for 2nd, $15 for 3rd. Pop up Latin American cuisine from Libertad from 5:30-8:30p!

7:00 pm • Brewery Bingo
The Open Bottle Lockport, 16437 159th St., Lockport, IL (815) 293-6350 Map
Brewery Bingo is back! Over the next 5 months, we’re partnering with a new brewery every Thursday at 7pm for our monthly Brewery Bingo! No more sneaking into bingo halls for you!
Every week, we’ll have a draft beer on special and prizes from a variety of local breweries.
Here’s who’s up:
March – Old Irving Brewing Co.
April – Goose Island Beer Co.
May – Mikerphone Brewing
It’s Bingo with breweries you love & fantastic prizes for you to win!
Imagine a Bingo card. Now replace the B-I-N-G-O with five breweries and the numbers replaced with their most popular beers. We’ll spin our bingo balls ’round and ’round until a random ball decides to set itself free. We call out a beer, you look at your bingo card, and then place a bottle cap on your card if you’re lucky. Get 5 in a row and win a prize! In between rounds, there will be penny pours, good music and even better times. Must be 21+ to play.

7:00 – 9:00 pm • Trivia Night at Black & Gray
Black & Gray Brewing Co., 311 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL (224) 484-8200 Map
Join us for weekly trivia!
Questions cover all subjects (Current Events, Geography, History, Movies, Music, Pop Culture, Science, Sports), and you play as a team. No limit to team sizes, so bring all the friends you want.
The top teams will win gift certificates to be redeemed on a future trivia night.

7:00 pm • Napoleon Dynamite
Pilot Project Brewing, 2140 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (773) 270-5995 Map
Join us for Histrionic Brewlab movie night on Tuesday March 1. We will be showing Napoleon Dynamite in Pilot Project’s heated outdoor patio. Show starts at 7pm It’s going to be flippin sweet!

7:00 – 10:00 pm • Bar Bingo
Crafted 1979, 19200 LaGrange Rd., Ste. E, Mokena, IL 708-860-2826 Map
Bar Bingo with a brewery sponsors each night! There will be specialty tappings and prizes all night long. The sponsor rotates regularly with the usual bingo fun.

7:00 – 9:00 pm • Trivia Night at Alter Brewing Downers Grove
Alter Brewing Co., 2300 Wisconsin Ave. #213, Downers Grove, IL 630-541-9558 Map
Come out for our General Knowledge trivia night and join your host as they quiz your teams through two full hours of general knowledge trivia, including awesome themed bonus rounds and music rounds!
While we’re testing your wit, Alter Brewing Company will be keeping you fueled up with craft brews all night, PLUS the top teams will win bragging rights and prizes, so bring your friends, family, and even your enemies (if they’re good at trivia) to increase your chances of winning. Feel free to order in delivery from one of the awesome local restaurants (we highly recommend Dan’s Pizza!) to enjoy during the event, as well.
Due to limited capacity, reservations will be taken for indoor tables the time being – simply email to reserve a table for your team.
Please follow ALL Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions put in place by the venue, and here are a few extra tips:
1) Please bring your own pen/pencil. Our host will have pencils just in case, but it would be best to use your own for everyone’s safety & comfort.
2) The questions will be read by your host over our PA system, but may not be displayed on a screen if one is not easily available.
3) Any and all rules/restrictions are subject to change.

Wednesday, March 2

12:00 – 4:00 pm • Work From Here Weekdays
Riverlands Brewing Co., 1860 Dean St. Unit A, St. Charles, IL (630) 549-6293 Map
Wednesdays…the half way point to the weekend. Let us help make the work week a bit better with our Work From HERE Wednesday special!
Each week, come by with your work team, laptop, paper work….or just your self…and enjoy $2.00 off full pours of any of our 16 taps.
On occasion, we’ll have food trucks or pop-ups to supply your mid-day hunger cravings. Otherwise, bring lunch or order delivery from one of our local St. Charles neighbors.

5:00 – 7:00 pm • Gear Up With Guinness
Franklin Tap, 325 S. Franklin, Chicago 312-922-8025 Map
Gear Up With Guinness sampling, swag and glassware giveaway.
Start your March right! It’s time for Guinness. Join us and local Guinness reps at Franklin Tap on Wednesday March 2nd from 5-7pm for Guinness beer samples and swag & glassware giveaways!

6:00 – 9:00 pm • Pints & Points Game Night
Riverlands Brewing Co., 1860 Dean St. Unit A, St. Charles, IL (630) 549-6293 Map
Our monthly game night, Pints & Points, returns in 2022 bigger and better than ever.
Join our friends at Tabletop & Brews as they host a monthly night of board and dice games of all types! Whether you’re a beginner or pro, there’s always something for everyone.
Jump in and play one of the many games they bring along, or bring your own! Bring a group or jump in with another table (masks and hand-sanitizer recommended when playing outside of your circle). Or, bring the family for a unique take on family game night.
We’ll be adding features like food trucks and special games/events throughout the year whenever possible. When there’s no food truck here, feel free to BYOF or order delivery.
Now’s your chance…GAME ON!

6:30 pm • Ghastly Goblets Game Night
Miskatonic Brewing Co., 1000 N. Frontage Rd., Darien, IL 630-541-9414 Map
Stop by Miskatonic to meet the Ghastly Goblets boys, play some fun games, and grab some of their awesome glassware and merch! Bring your own game or see if you can best them at their favorites.

7:00 – 9:00 pm • Trivia & Tacos @ the LV Taproom!
Harbor Brewing Co., Lake Villa, 136 Cedar Ave., Lake Villa, IL  Map
General Trivia hosted by Chicago Trivia Guys starts at 7pm!
Authentic Mexican Food from Mijo’s will be served starting at 5pm!

7:00 – 9:00 pm • Trivia Wednesdays at Black Lung!!
Black Lung Brewing Co., 2217 N. Illinois 83, Round Lake Beach, IL (224) 643-7204 Map
We have trivia every Wednesday with Dancing in the Rain DJ! Come have a tasty craft beer and win a cool prize, if you’re good enough;) This is free trivia!

7:00 – 9:00 pm • Trivia Night at Pollyanna Brewing Lemont
Pollyanna Brewing Co., 431 Talcott Ave., Lemont, IL (630) 914-5834 Map
It’s time to put those endless afternoons of answering along with Jeopardy contestants to use — come out and prove you’ve got the deepest well of useless information at Baig of Tricks Entertainment‘s General Knowledge Trivia Night!
Gather your team and join your host as they quiz you through two full hours of general knowledge trivia, including awesome themed bonus rounds and music rounds!
While we’re testing your team, Pollyanna will be keeping you fueled up with craft brews all night, PLUS the top teams will win bragging rights and prizes, so bring your friends, family, and even your enemies (if they’re good at trivia) to increase your chances of winning.
Feel free to order in delivery from one of the awesome local restaurants to enjoy during the event, as well.
Be sure to get there early and snag your team a spot and fuel up with some drinks, see you soon!

7:00 – 9:00 pm • Stump Trivia Quiz
Ten Ninety Brewing Co., 1025 Waukegan Rd., Glenview, IL 224-432-5472 Map
IN-PERSON trivia is back at Ten Ninety Brewing Company! Wednesday nights have never been better! Join us for two free, fun, rounds of trivia beginning at 7pm & 8pm.
We will be using our new digital scoring system. Each team will designate one person to submit answers on your team’s behalf. No need to write anything down by hand, no need to stand up, and no need to turn in a paper answer slip!
Remember – venue capacity may be limited, so please call ahead to RSVP!
More info: here.

7:00 pm • Lord of The Rings Trivia
The Brass Tap, 14225 95th Ave. Ste. 400, Orland Park, IL 708‑226‑1827 Map
Grab your friends and join us for a night of Lord of The Rings Trivia, hosted by Finer Points Trivia! It’s free to play and the top teams win Prizes! Call now to reserve your table !

7:00 pm • Trivia!
Rock Island Public House, 13328 S. Olde Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513 Map
We will have an all-subjects trivia game with questions covering a wide range of subjects. Possible categories include history, geography, current events, television, fashion, science, and much more. FREE TO PLAY!
We will have prizes for the top three teams. Get your team together for some trivia fun!

7:45 pm • Trivia Night
Dunning Pour House, 7718 W. Addison St., Chicago (773) 309-8135 Map
Trivia Night Returns to DPH on Wednesday at 8PM. Hosted by Kevin G, general trivia. Bring your team.
Always a fun night!
Message or call us today to make a reservation!

Thursday, March 3

Tighthead Beer Releases
Tighthead Brewing Co., 161 N. Archer Ave., Mundelein, IL 847-970-9174 Map
Here are the returning favorites we have coming out this March.
3/3 Everybody Loves Citra
3/10 Pitcher of Nectar
3/17 Mechanic’s Grove Maibock
Cans and draft will be available day of release. Stop by the tap room throughout the month to grab yours!

3:00 – 9:00 pm • Nashville Hot Chicken Thursday!
Wildrose Brewing Co., 1104 E. Main St., Griffith, IN (219) 595-5054 Map
It’s Thursday… know what that means.
Due to popular demand we’re serving up Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwiches every Thursday. Topped with Chef Mike’s homemade slaw and pickles and paired with a side of fries for just $10!
We are now also offering up a less spicy version for those who can’t handle all the heat. Both the spicy and less spicy will be available only while supplies last. These have been extremely popular the last few weeks so you don’t wanna miss out!

6:00 – 8:00 pm • Trivia with Challenge Entertainment
Oswego Brewing Co., 61 S. Main St., Oswego, IL (331) 999-1991 Map
Trivia is back!
A Live Trivia game consists of 6 rounds with 3 questions each, with one halftime question and one final question where you can wager between 0 and 20 points to boost your final score. But beware — if you miss the final question, you lose all the points you have wagered!

6:00 – 8:00 pm • Ale Trail Night
The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewing Co., 808 – 812 LaSalle St., Ottawa, IL 815-324-9549 Map
Join us for special giveaways and learn how to use the 2022 Heritage Corridor Ale Trail passport to win exclusive prizes by visiting local breweries.

6:00 – 8:00 pm • Dry City Trivia
Dry City Brew Works, 120B N. Main St., Wheaton, IL (630) 456-4787 Map
Trivia at Dry City! Themed trivia every Thursday!

6:00 – 9:00 pm • Take Flight Thursdays
Riverlands Brewing Co., 1860 Dean St. Unit A, St. Charles, IL (630) 549-6293 Map
Thursdays seem lame until you realize they’re really FRIDAY EVE. To celebrate come sample some of St. Charles’ hometown beers and SAVE.
Every Thursday*, from 6pm to close, we’ll take $2.00 off flights of four 5oz pours. This is the PERFECT date night opportunity, or a chance to just try out some of our 16 taps all at once.
We also have a rotating calendar of pub games each Thursday, including our monthly trivia nights, shuffleboard tournies, and (weather permitting) patio disc golf putting. Check our weekly events for more details.

7:00 – 9:00 pm • Holzlager Trivia
Holzlager Brewing Co., 150 S. Eastwood Dr., Woodstock, IL (815) 308-5901 Map
Come test your knowledge with our weekly Holzlager Trivia Nights! Our Trivial Pursuit-inspired game focuses on 5 topics: Entertainment, History & Geography, Science & Nature, Art & Literature and Sports & Leisure. Stay tuned for our monthly special-themed trivia nights!

7:30 – 9:00 pm • Thursty Thursday Elephino Trivia
Side Lot Brewery, 110 Slocum Lake Rd., Wauconda, IL 847-714-2584 Map
Join M.C. Hill & Elephino Trivia every Thursday night at Side Lot Brewery for Team Trivia. Free to play & fabulous prizes to win.

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