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  • New lounge a delightfully mellow entry in St. Charles bar scene Sep 19, 2014 5:30 AM
    A Salute Lounge & Grill took over East Side Pub & Grill's former space in December, transforming the St. Charles sports bar into a mellow hangout. The spot, located at 2400 E. Main St., offers solid dinner options and cocktails along with room to dance.

  • Night life: Learn to make your own cocktail Sep 19, 2014 6:00 AM
    Waubonsee Community College and Stockholm’s pair up to teach cocktail making; also check out Tap in Pub’s HD golf simulators and Martini Room’s flights.

  • Oktoberfests in full swing around the suburbs Sep 12, 2014 1:07 PM
    The weather is starting to cool, but before you break out your coat you can still have some outdoor fun at suburban Oktoberfest celebrations. The large German population in the area means there are plenty of places where you can enjoy sausage, beer, games and music and celebrate the changing of the seasons.

  • Night life events: Elmhurst Pub Crawl happening Saturday Sep 9, 2014 8:25 AM
    Follow the sound of the bagpipes at this year’s Elmhurst Barstool Open Pub Crawl from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. Tailgate at Spears Bourbon Burger Beers throughout the month of September with live entertainment, including rock/reggae/pop band Dollar Giraffes Sunday, Sept. 13.

  • Night life events: Trivia Thursdays at Karma Pub Sep 5, 2014 5:45 AM
    Team trivia at Karma Pub in Mundelein; Bear down at Hawthorn’s Backyard in West Chicago; Jimmy’s Grill in Naperville under new ownership.

  • Wine and dine in Maple Park, St. Charles Sep 5, 2014 5:45 AM
    Four years ago, Vito Brandonisio opened Acquaviva Winery in Maple Park, named for the small vineyard his grandfather owned in Italy. He used family recipes to make wines using grapes grown just across the street and gradually expanded his line to about a dozen varieties of red and white wines. The popularity of its wines has led Acquaviva to expand its operations throughout the area. In May 2013, Acquaviva Tasting and Wine Bar opened in downtown St. Charles.

  • Libertyville's Mickey Finn's pairs lively atmosphere with home brews Aug 29, 2014 3:31 PM
    Mickey Finn's in downtown Liberytyville is a comfortable, if sometimes boisterous, gathering place to go with family or friends for an artisanal beer or two. But the convivial spot has more to offer than that homemade brew. Its still-evolving menu includes above-average pub grub and, depending when you visit, lively music.

  • South Side Italian finds home at Hinsdale's Fox's Aug 22, 2014 6:17 AM
    The family-owned Fox's Restaurant and Pub in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood has expanded to the suburbs to cater to residents who grew up on the South Side and still crave its Italian fare. The latest addition is Fox's Pub in Hinsdale, which opened last June and has been bringing out big crowds for family dinners and sports games.

  • Night life: Scorched Earth tap room now open Aug 21, 2014 5:45 AM
    The taproom is now open at Scorched Earth Brewing Co. in Algonquin; and a beer maker's dinner at Hopvine in Aurora includes a venison Wellington and sweet corn ice cream.

  • Night life events: $5 margaritas and a view at Fox Lake's El Puerto Aug 15, 2014 6:25 AM
    Enjoy the view at El Puerto Mexican Restaurant at Leisure Point in Fox Lake. Stop in for $5 margaritas, all day every day, to sip while noshing on items from the extensive menu.

  • Sophisticated, tasty dishes and drinks impress at Westmont’s Neat Aug 15, 2014 5:45 AM
    Neat Kitchen + Bar, which opened at 246 N. Cass Ave. in Westmont last summer, focuses its small menu on simple preparations with high-quality ingredients. What you get are tasty, sophisticated takes on bar food favorites that you can enjoy in a casual atmosphere.

  • Lauren Bacall: 1924-2014 Aug 12, 2014 8:08 PM
    A look a iconic actress Lauren Bacall through the years. Bacall died Tuesday at 89.

  • Night life: Bigby’s opening a new joint in Rolling Meadows Aug 8, 2014 5:30 AM
    Bigby’s Pour House set to open in Rolling Meadows; Bulldog Alehouse’s Monday and Tuesday specials; The Lucky Monk introduces its August beer of the month, Replicale.

  • Bartlett's The Still spotlights moonshine and more Aug 8, 2014 8:44 AM
    The owners of Village Bar & Grill in Buffalo Grove opened The Still Bar & Grill in Bartlett in June, serving a fresh menu of barbecue and moonshine-based cocktails. The family-friendly space also offers plenty of options for kids, including the chicken fingers the spot at the Buffalo Grove Golf Club has become known for.

  • Downtowns search for balance between rousing, rowdy Aug 3, 2014 7:54 AM
    During the day, a vibrant downtown is a blessing, an economic boon, a destination — something that puts a suburb on the map. But at night, even the most pleasant of downtowns can take a turn toward the chaotic because of its bar scene. “The challenge is to strike a balance between a vibrant downtown and a rowdy downtown,” says Naperville City Council member Joseph McElroy, who is pushing for tighter regulations on downtown bars.

  • Grab a beer and take a seat at new Brody's in Aurora Aug 1, 2014 3:29 PM
    With the June opening of Brody's Irish Pub on the west side of Aurora, the bar is filling a need for those seeking a local watering hole in a sea of chain restaurants nearby. Tucked into an unassuming strip mall on the north side of Galena Boulevard, Brody's takes over the former digs of Patrick's Irish Pub. More American sports bar than Irish pub, a loyal following already seems to be developing.

  • Brewers feed growing thirst for American craft beers overseas Jul 31, 2014 6:00 AM
    Helping to quench a growing thirst for American craft beer overseas, some of the United States’ largest craft breweries are setting up shop in Europe, challenging the very beers that inspired them on their home turfs. It’s the latest phenomenon in the flourishing craft beer industry, which got its start emulating the European brews that defined many of the beer styles we drink today.

  • Night life events: DJ rocks Addison’s JD Muggs in August Jul 30, 2014 6:00 AM
    Friday’s throughout August, a DJ rocks the house at JD Muggs Still-n-Grill in Addison. Join the summer bags tournament at Cadillac Ranch in Bartlett on Wednesdays. Winners earn $50. Not bad for a fun night out.

  • O'Hare's Pub serves up Irish fare, friendly service Jul 25, 2014 6:00 AM
    When Peggy O'Hare Vance and her husband, Bill Vance, traveled to Ireland, they were amazed at the friendliness of everyone they met. Now they're bringing that strong sense of hospitality to Bartlett with O'Hare's Pub, which opened in November in the space formerly occupied by Sheep & Fiddle.

  • Popular craft beer bar coming to Rolling Meadows Jul 24, 2014 2:03 PM
    Bigby's Pour House, a popular craft beer bar in Addison, will open a Rolling Meadows site next month where the Caribou Coffee used to be on Algonquin Road.

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