Thirsty Whale's gamedays
The first round of the NCAA tournament is in full throttle this weekend. At Thirsty Whale, Saturday GameDay drink specials are $2 Coors Lite bottles, $3 Coors Lite drafts, $6 "Hail" Marys and $4 Southern Comfort shots. Sunday game-day specials include $4 Guinness drafts, $4 El Jimador shots and $4 Cazadores shots.
Thirsty Whale Bar and Grill is located at 1700 S. Randall Road, Algonquin. (847) 458-8555 or thirstywhalebar.com.
America's karaoke Sundays
Step up to the mic at America's Bar for free karaoke starting at 10 p.m. every Sunday. Drink specials include $2.50 well drinks, $2.50 Bloody Marys, $4 domestic mini-pitchers, $7 select premium pitchers and $10 domestic buckets.
America's Bar and Grill is at 2308 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. (847) 882-8600 or americasbar.com.
Old Town's Big Shoulders
Old Town Pour House in Oak Brook takes Big Shoulders Beer Company outside Chicago's city limits for the first time with three different newly tapped Big Shoulders beers: the Crosstown Wheat, an unfiltered wheat brew with lemon grass and coriander for a crisp, citrus taste; the Hopapalooza IPA aromatic hops with a candied orange peel flavor and a clean finish; and the Windchill Winter Wheat, a dunkelweiss with a light body of wheat beer and roasted chocolaty flavors. With 90 beers on tap, pints average $7.
Old Town Pour House is at 8 Oak Brook Center, Oak Brook. (630) 601-1440 or oldtownpourhouse.com.