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  • Night life: Take your love to Oak Brook's El Tapeo Feb 4, 2015 11:49 AM
    Try El Tapeo's love fizz cocktail for a tasty treat in Oak Brook; Mickey Finn's Brewery in Libertyville turns 21 and celebrates a delayed grand opening; and Naperville's CityGate Grille offers specials on Thursdays.

  • Night life events: MT Barrels gets party going with live music Jan 30, 2015 6:01 AM
    Catch live music every Saturday at MT Barrels in Schaumburg. Model Stranger plays Saturday, Jan. 31. Plus, watch Chicago Bulls games and enjoy special deals at Official’s Time Out in Hoffman Estates.

  • Naperville City Council candidate suspends campaign Jan 29, 2015 4:18 PM
    One of the 20 candidates pursuing eight city council spots in Naperville says he’s suspending his campaign because of a possible conflict of interest if he wins a seat in the April 7 election. Jim Bergeron said Thursday his name likely will remain on the ballot, but he does not intend to attend any forums or fundraisers in the immediate future.

  • Game on: Watch Super Bowl at suburban sports bars Jan 28, 2015 5:45 AM
    Got your game plan in place for the Super Bowl? If not, consider watching the game at a suburban sports bar where half-time buffets and beer specials will give even Bears fans something to cheer about.

  • Suburban bars mix hot drinks for cold nights Jan 21, 2015 11:50 AM
    A cold beer in January might not hold the same appeal as it would in, say, July. So suburban bars are mixing things up with warming cocktails, like a not-for-kids hazelnut hot cocoa kicked up with bourbon and bacon at The Lobby Bar at Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center.

  • Night life events: Hofbrauhaus fetes 2 years with keg-tapping Jan 21, 2015 6:01 AM
    Hofbrauhaus celebrates its second anniversary with a traditional keg-tapping ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23. The fun continues through the evening with performances by a European “oompah” band, German dancers, Bavarian fare and Hofbrauhaus’ beer brewed on-site. Plus, Champps’ Lombard celebrates its grand reopening, and the Fox & Hound Schaumburg partners with Ronald McDonald House.

  • Night life events: Study up on Bell’s at Old Town beer dinner Jan 16, 2015 6:00 AM
    Head back to school — beer school that is — with a lesson on food and beer pairings from Bell’s Brewery at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Old Town Pour House in Oak Brook. The Field Museum partnered with several Chicago bars and restaurants to put a taste to its current exhibit, “Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti.”

  • Elgin's Martini Room celebrates 10 years with new creative cocktails Jan 14, 2015 12:00 PM
    A mighty long list of sweet and savory sippers awaits at the remodeled Martini Room in Elgin, which took on a new look for its 10th anniversary. Also new: the bar's "hot and sexy" martini list featuring kicked-up house-infused vodkas.

  • Elgin's Plank Road Tap Room spotlights craft beer Jan 9, 2015 6:00 AM
    Alan and Breanne Moreno wanted to open a bar, and after touring 15 breweries around Colorado, they decided to make it a tap room devoted only to craft beer, without the distractions of preparing cocktails or food. They didn't want to brew their own beer, so they opened Elgin's Plank Road Tap Room in August as a way for other breweries to show off their latest work and for drinkers to get exposure to the ever-expanding world of beer.

  • Night life events: Tuesdays mean martinis, Manolo drawings at Gibsons Jan 8, 2015 7:01 AM
    Join Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse’s Manolos and martinis on Tuesdays in Oak Brook. Every Tuesday night, bar patrons can enter to win a pair of Manolo Blahniks among other prizes. Sage Kitchen + Bar in Bolingbrook pairs whiskey with food at a whiskey dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15.

  • Geneva's Barrel + Rye draws crowds with whiskey, tasty fare Jan 2, 2015 1:02 PM
    Since opening in November, Geneva's Barrel + Rye has been packing its small space with diners enjoying contemporary American fare with classic whiskey-focused cocktails. While owners are still working on establishing themselves, they already have big plans for expanding their appeal by adding tastings, flights and a monthly supper club.

  • Night life: Catch some post-season football at Snuggery Jan 2, 2015 5:30 AM
    Schaumburg's Snuggery offers Monday and Thursday football night specials; dueling pianos return to America's Bar; free team trivia at John and Tony’s on Mondays.

  • Night life events: Live music, drink specials all weekend at Docks Dec 26, 2014 6:01 AM
    Get ready to head out this weekend when Docks Bar and Grill hosts live entertainment and drink specials. Plus, don't miss Peggy Kinnane’s December specials and Cooper’s Hawk’s spiced wines.

  • New bars, restaurants go all out to ring in 2015 Dec 26, 2014 6:00 AM
    Tired of the same old New Year’s Eve party? Try something new by heading to one of these suburban bars or restaurants, which are all celebrating both the end of 2014 and their first year in business.

  • Long Grove's Broken Earth offers taste of wine country Dec 19, 2014 10:29 AM
    Sisters Marsha Forsythe and Melissa Bernadette have ties to both the suburbs and California's wine country — and celebrate both with the new Broken Earth Winery. The wine bar is located in downtown Long Grove, where the women grew up. And the laid-back, cozy spot, which opened early this fall, serves and sells selections from their family-owned winery in Paso Robles.

  • Decades later, Anchor has kept its Christmas secret Dec 19, 2014 6:01 AM
    Christmas beer? Before 1975, that phrase didn't mean much. That changed 39 winters ago, when Fritz Maytag decided to give his customers a special beer instead of a card. Maytag, then the owner of Anchor Brewing in San Francisco, introduced the first version of Our Special Ale (a.k.a. Anchor Christmas Ale): a hoppy pale ale.

  • Hunt for Havana Club yields Cuban-style rums worth the effort Dec 18, 2014 6:01 AM
    “You’ve never tried Havana Club?” My friends were incredulous. Over the years I’d sampled hundreds of rums, but apparently, my education was incomplete without a couple of ounces of this iconic Cuban brand, dating back 80 years. Redolent of vanilla, brown sugar and pecan pie, I was hooked from the first delicious sip of it in Paris, and a new obsession was born.

  • Night life events: Grab a Wobble glass at Spotted Fox Dec 16, 2014 6:01 AM
    Go home with a Two Brothers Brewing Co.’s Wobble glass at Spotted Fox Ale House in St. Charles between 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. Buy a pint of Wobble, keep the Wobbling glass.

  • Smoking Gun takes the ‘Best Martini in ’Burbs’ title Dec 16, 2014 6:01 AM
    After nearly 8,000 votes were cast and the judges sipped samples of the top cocktails, the Daily Herald named the “Best Martini in the ‘Burbs” Monday night.

  • Algonquin's Scorched Earth Brewing Co. spreads cheer through beer Dec 12, 2014 8:02 AM
    When Michael Dallas got into home brewing, he began dreaming of opening his own brewery and taproom to share his work with others. Working with his wife, Jennifer, he opened Scorched Earth Brewery in Algonquin in August and has since set his sights on spreading his beers throughout the area.

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