Jump start the weekend with Fridays@5 at Gibby's Wine Bar in Geneva. Every Friday, enjoy a revolving menu of wines by the glass that run $8 to $12 or craft brews that are priced $4 to $7. Grab some light bites from the seasonal Tidbits menu like the artisan cheeses. Live musicians play from 6 to 8 p.m., including an eclectic lineup of local musicians playing jazz, funk, blues and more. No cover.
Gibby's Wine Bar and Market is located at 1772 S. Randall Road, Suite 220, Geneva. (630) 208-6424 or gibbyswineden.com.
Yeehaw, it's girls' night out country-style at Maverick's Country Nightclub every Wednesday. Grab a $3 well drink or $3.50 glass of wine and hit the dance floor. No cover for the ladies.
Mavericks is at 2061 W. Maple Ave., Mundelein. (847) 949-0858 or mavericksinfo.com.
Terrace Lounge now open
The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel reopens its outdoor gathering place, the Terrace Lounge, this week. Indulge in $5 cocktails like the red wine sangria and the mint vodka lemonade. Summer food offerings include the crab and asparagus flatbread, short rib tacos and a pot of jumbo lump crab and asiago fondue with toasted crostini.
Terrace Lounge is in the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg. (847) 303-4100 or www.marriott.com.