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  • 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.

  • Night life: Cruise in to Tailgaters Jul 23, 2014 6:00 AM
    Tailgaters offers cruise-ins Saturdays through September; Monday hideaways at The Annex; have a pint with Peggy Kinnane.

  • Night life: Dinner for two with wine Jul 16, 2014 11:23 AM
    Treat yourself to Eddie Merlot’s summer grill menu; H.O.M.E. Bar offers industry Sundays in Arlington Heights; sip and shop at Old Orchard event.

  • Chatterbox of Long Grove spotlights beer, small plates Jul 16, 2014 5:30 AM
    With its homey, rustic decor and trendy small-plates menu, Chatterbox of Long Grove seems a perfect fit for the village. Open just five months, the new bar’s menu and beer list should appeal to those who want a casual spot to unwind over appetizers and a cold drink.

  • Wine bar Say Beignet brings a taste of the Big Easy to Bolingbrook Jul 8, 2014 2:03 PM
    Inspired by a trip to South, Edwin Rios decided to bring the Gulf Coast pastry beignets to the Midwest. The veteran restaurateur, who previously ran Chicago's Rumba, opened Say Beignet Coffee & Wine Bar at the Bolingbrook Promenade in May and already has dreams of expanding the concept throughout the suburbs. A coffee counter serves drinks and grab-and-go food, while the bar area has two TVs tuned to sports and plenty of outlets so you can plug in your laptop and get some work done while relaxing with a glass of wine.

  • Night life events: Aurora’s Chef Amaury hosts Goose Island for beer dinner Jul 8, 2014 6:15 AM
    Goose Island beers meet the fine dining of Chef Amaury in Aurora starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16. Featured beers include Sofie 2014, Lolita 2013, Matilda 2014, Pepe Nero 2012 and Pere Jacque 2013 with a 5-course meal. Cool off with Bandito Barney’s new drink specials at the East Dundee bar. Stop in any day for $7 Bacardi punch, $4 Bacardi “O” bombs and six for $22 Corona buckets.

  • Night life events: Celebrate Fourth with Oak Brook Hills Resort Jul 1, 2014 5:00 AM
    Oak Brook Hills Resort launches its first Fourth of July bash; Gnarly J's now open in Downers Grove; Finn McCool's cruise nights every Monday throughout summer.

  • American craft brews mixing up the cocktail scene Jul 1, 2014 12:37 PM
    Beer as a mixer isn't new, but it has seen an uptick in recent years, fueled largely by the flourishing market of excellent craft beers, according to bar consultant Jacob Grier, who's publishing a book on beer cocktails next year called “Cocktails on Tap.”

  • Summer bucket list: Make the most of those hot July days Jun 29, 2014 5:45 AM
    What's on your summer bucket list? Have you made one yet? If not, here are 31 ideas of fun things to do in the suburbs and Chicago in July. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are enough events going on this summer that you could plan a few activities every day and still have many more unique options to choose from. So, get started. What are you waiting for?

  • On the road: See Dolphins In Action show at Brookfield Zoo Jun 28, 2014 6:00 AM
    Friday and Saturday nights rock at Brookfield Zoo's Summer Nights programs, including cool animals, roaming performers and a special Dolphins In Action demo. Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood is set for ths weekend's Taste of Lakeview festival, featuring all kinds of food, music and arts and crafts vendors.

  • Sand volleyball, outdoor patio give Gnarly J's a laid-back feel Jun 25, 2014 1:47 PM
    New owners took over North Beach's former digs in Downers Grove in September, transforming the beach-themed spot on Butterfield Road into a laidback hangout called Gnarly J's. Here you'll find everyone from hipsters to bikers mingling while playing pool, sand volleyball or bags or watching games and enjoying the upgraded food and beer offerings.

  • Night life events: Go country after dark at Arlington International Jun 25, 2014 6:56 AM
    Tuck the horses into bed and party into the night starting at 6 p.m. Friday, June 27, at Arlington International Racecourse’s Miller Lite Party in the Park After Dark — Country Night. For $25, enjoy a three-hour open Miller and Coors draft beer bar with branded beer mugs, as well as dancing, live music and giveaways.

  • Night life: Gibsons rolls out summer drinks Jun 18, 2014 2:19 PM
    Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse rolls out summer drink specials; Max’s Deli’s celebrates summer with sangria and s'mores; Alibi Bar & Grill offers new eats and drink specials.

  • Suburban bars offering drink specials for World Cup watchers Jun 18, 2014 5:52 AM
    The hockey and basketball seasons are over and the Cubs and White Sox have less than spectacular records. If you're feeling short on good options to get in your sports-watching fix, you're in luck since the World Cup, one of the biggest athletic events on the planet, is going on right now. Bars throughout the suburbs are screening the games, decking themselves out in flags and offering drink specials and giveaways to get you into the soccer spirit.

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