Austin's Jingle Ball
Austin's Fuel Room hosts Jingle Ball beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, with performers Stevie B, Julian Jumpin' Perez, Tim Spinnin Schommer and Mickey Mixin' Oliver. $25 general admission. $100 VIP admission and open bar from start to finish of the show. Come early for happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. and get half-off Bud and Bud Light drafts and bottles, Rolling Rock, Stella Artois, Bud Light Platinum, Lime-a-Rita, Goose Island Green Line and Goose Island 312, cocktails made with Sevdka, Jim Beam, Maestro Dobel, Beefeaters, Seagrams 7 and Cruzan Rum, and house wines. Austin's Fuel Room is at 481 Peterson Road, Libertyville. (847) 549-1972 or fuelroom.com/.
McGonigal's beer me Tuesdays
McGonigal's Pub answers to the request of "beer me" every Tuesday. Specials include $1 all drafts with 20 to choose from, $1 off select craft beer bottles and cans, and $4 Domaine DuPage Ale drafts. Or go for the beer flights and get a souvenir glass with each flight. Irish flights include Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks and Magners for $9. Or the mix-and-match flight of all different beers of your choice for $10. McGonigal's Pub is at 105 S. Cook St., Barrington. (847) 277-7400 or mcgonigalspub.com/.
Q Bar's new beer
Q Bar in Glendale Heights welcomes a new beer to the lineup: Toaster Pastry India Red Ale. Made by California-based 1st Amendment Brewery, biscuit malt gives it a nutty crust-like flavor while dark crystal malts create hints of strawberry jam, and calypso and other hops give it a bite. Available for $6.50 per can. Q Bar is at 2240 Bloomingdale Road, Glendale Heights. (630) 893-9346 or qbarglendaleheights.com/.