Hit up Duke's for free karaoke beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, March 7. Friday drink specials include $5 well vodka and Red Bull cocktails and $3 Evan Williams/Old Crow Whiskey. Everyday specials include $2 PBR cans and $5 Working Mans, $3.50 Dos Equis Lager and $2.50 Tecate.
Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen is located at 110 N. Main St., Crystal Lake. (815) 356-9980 or thedukeabides.com.
Rock Bottom Brewery says "ale to the chief" with its latest fiery menu offerings that go to benefit local fire departments and related charities. Brewed in-house, Fire Chief Ale is a medium-bodied, auburn-colored ale for $5.50. Food items include the three-alarm brisket chili, tequila lime shrimp salad, cowboy burger, campfire shrimp, jalapeño barbecue brisket stack and small bite triple chocolate brownie.
Rock Bottom Brewery has suburban locations in Lombard and Warrenville. www.rockbottom.com.
Salsa Saturday nights away at Esteban's with dinner served from 6 to 9 p.m. and dancing throughout the evening. At 9 p.m., take a dance lesson with in-house pro Cinnamon. At 10, hit the dance floor for open dance with a DJ or live band. Drink offerings include margaritas, imported and domestic beers, and red and white wines. $10 cover without dinner.
Esteban's Dining and Dancing is at 1550 N. Route 59, Naperville. (630) 579-DANC or estebansdiningdancing.com.
-- Sara Hooker