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posted: 2/7/2013 6:00 AM

Night life events: Banned beer is back at Bannerman's

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Banned beer?
A brew that was once banned is back -- and at Bannerman's Sports Grill. Batch 19, a pre-Prohibition-style lager, is on tap. Enjoy it while you catch the cover band Soda Rocks starting at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. Friday drink specials are $5 for 3 Olives mixers and $12 for five-bottle buckets of Miller and Bud products.
Bannerman's Sports Grill, 858 S. Route 59, Bartlett. (630) 213-2400 or

Anyway's specials
Celebrate the beer of the month at Anyway's Pub and Restaurant. February features $3.50 pints of Sam Adams Boston Lager. Daily specials include Friday's $3 pints of Leinenkugel's seasonal beer and $3.75 Captain Morgan rum drinks; Saturday specials are $4 pints of Bass, Guinness, Black and Tan or Stella Artois or $4 Ketel One cocktails. Sign up for Anyway's e-club and get $10 off your next visit.
Anyway's Pub and Restaurant, 5 E. Roosevelt Road, Oakbrook Terrace. (630) 932-9323 or

Fresco's Fat Tuesday
Celebrate Mardi Gras with a Fat Tuesday party Tuesday, Feb. 12. The liquid taste of New Orleans touts drinks such as On the Mark Sazerac, concocted from Makers Mark, simple syrup, bitters, Absinthe rinse and a lemon twist for $9; or Hurricanes made with Bacardi Rum, Meyers Rum, passion fruit juice, orange and lime juices, simple syrup, grenadine and garnished with an orange slice and a cherry for $9; or Rainstorm made with UV Vodka, Malibu, Midori, blue curacao, pineapple juice and a sour mix for $8.
Fresco 21: A Mediterranean Kitchen, 5300 N. River Road, Rosemont. (847) 447-4275 or

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