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Night life events: Brew with an Air & Water show view

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Flying high at the Sand Bar
Catch the Chicago Air & Water show from the best seat in the house -- the Sand Bar Beer Garden, a pop-up beer garden with unlimited food and drink. Located at the northeast corner of the North Avenue Beach Boat House, the beer garden is open from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. serving Miller Lite, Coors Light, Goose Island 312 and sangria. Eats include barbecue chicken breasts, burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, salads, chips and fruit. Tickets for Friday cost $60, and Saturday and Sunday cost $75.
Sandbar Beer Garden is located at North Avenue Beach, Chicago. To buy tickets, go to

Wine tasting
Sip and nibble the tastes of France and Spain at a wine tasting at Mon Ami Gabi from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21. Enroll in Lettuce Entertain You's wine club, and the event is free! The cost is $25 per person for nonmembers. The evening includes appetizers.
Mon Ami Gabi is at 260 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook. (630) 472-1900 or

McGonigal's August specials
The August special at McGonigal's Pub is 20-ounce pints of Heineken for $3.50. Stop in Thursday, Aug. 23, for Heineken giveaways, tastings and more. Daily specials include $2 bottles of Old Style, Rolling Rock and Pabst Blue Ribbon.
McGonigal's Pub is at 105 Cook St., Barrington. (847) 277-7400 or

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