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Super Bowl parties, catering and takeout

The Super Bowl is the biggest sports night of the year, so don't get stuck without proper food and drink provisions

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Best sports bars in Chicago

With five professional sports teams and tons of college allegiances, it's a good thing that Chicago has many great sports bars

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Know Your Bartender: Liz Pearce at the Drifter

Pearce's new bar is located in a River North basement and she's a total wine geek

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What you'll be drinking at The Betty

The West Loop gets a new bar

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Gino’s East River North now brews its own (really good) beer

Given how beer and pizza is a perfect pairing, it’s astonishing that it’s taken Chicago so long to get its second pizzeria/brewery

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Tippling Hall

The audience for a huge new bar? Everyone.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Beermiscuous

Bar meets coffee shop

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Slippery Slope

Logan Square's new late-night dance party

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Charcoal Bar

The 11-seat bar gets a new life

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Taste test: 19 bottled Bloody Mary mixes

We used to think that, like pizza, there were no bad Bloody Marys—after all, you're probably hungover, and they're delivering you some hair-of-the-dog vodka, along with lots of salty garnishes, all in an easy to consume package. But sometimes, you can't rely on Chicago restaurants for your Bloody Mary brunch fix—when you need to whip up a Bloody at home, you need to start with a solid mix. The Time Out Chicago staff tried 19 different kinds of Bloody Mary mix, and while most are fine in a pinch, there are six we hope to never drink again, and three clear standouts. The next time we're hosting brunch at home, we'll be grabbing bottles of those. RECOMMENDED: Brunch in Chicago

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The best bars in Bridgeport

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20 best drinks of 2014

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Best bars to cheer on the Chicago Blackhawks

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Bars to watch the Chicago Bulls games

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The best bars in Chicago

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Bars with fireplaces

Hot cocktails alone won't abate the wind chill—we found 33 great fireplaces and fire pits for warming up this winter

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Best cocktail bars

From mixed drinks to awesome summer drinks, you'll find the best concotions at these cocktail bars and lounges

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Best beer bars

These beer bars cater both to craft beer snobs looking for extensive draft lists and those happy with just any old brew

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Best sports bars

Whether you want to watch a Cubs game with a PBR or a Bulls game with charcuterie, here are the best sports bars in Chicago

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Best wine bars

Enjoy wine and cheese, sauvignon blanc and other types of wine from Chicago's best sommeliers

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Best karaoke bars

Sometimes you just need to pick up a mic and let loose...

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The best events this week

Amy's Candy Bar Pop-up Store

Amy's Candy Bar pops up at the Hyde Park Shopping Center for six months, just in time for holiday shopping, Valentine's Day gifts and just general chocolate...

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Winter Brew

The Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce and Square Kegs Home Brew Club pair up for the fourth annual Winter Brew fest. The general admission fee...

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Brew of Hearts

Spend your Valentine's Day doing something that (almost) everyone loves: drinking beer. Local brewers like Begyle, Rude Hippo and Goose Island will gather at...

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Chili Synthesizer Cook-Off

The 5th annual Chili Synthesizer Cook-Off returns to the Empty Bottle for an evening of tasty stews and scintillating sine waves. The event tasks musicians...

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