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posted: 10/16/2012 2:00 PM

Night life events: It's the season for pumpkin margaritas

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  • Get festive with the pumpkin margarita at Barrio Urban Taqueria in Chicago.

      Get festive with the pumpkin margarita at Barrio Urban Taqueria in Chicago.
    Courtesy of Barrio Urban Taqueria


Pumpkin margaritas
Fall means an invasion of pumpkin-flavored goodies -- including Barrio Urban Taqueria's pumpkin margarita. The unlikely mixture is a shaken silver tequila, orange liqueur, pumpkin purée and cinnamon topped with whipped cream and garnished with a cinnamon stick and graham cracker crusted rim. The pumpkin margarita is available at lunch or dinner through Oct. 31 for $9 each.
Barrio Urban Taqueria is at 714 W. Diversey Parkway, Chicago. (773) 360-8316 or

Montrose Room presents
Catch Local H at the Montrose Room at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. At the bar, cool off with $5 Half Acre beers and $5 select mixed drinks. Or try the signature martinis served in glasses made of ice for $9-$12. General admission is $15.
The Montrose Room is located at the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare, 5300 N. River Road, Rosemont. (847) 544-5300 or

Wine party, Hugo's style
There's a wine party at Hugo's Frog Bar and Fish House every month. Catch the October event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23. The evening includes tastings of wines from New Zealand, Italy, Argentina and California, as well as paired appetizers. Guests take home a special bottle of wine from the tasting. $45 per person, all inclusive.
Hugo's Frog Bar and Fish House is at 55 S. Main St., Naperville. (630) 548-3764 or

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