Sunday, August 2, 2015
What's Free and ridiculously cheap in Chicago

10p - 4a

DOLLAR DISCO @ Smartbar - $2 all night long!

$2 admission
$2 PBR
$2 Well Drinks

with resident DJs...


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Smart Bar || 3730 N. Clark st.Map it!comment

Free BBQ!

Vodka lemonade $2.50 Free BBQ at 4:30
Big Chicks || 5024 N SherridanMap it!comment

Free Buffet

Every Sunday at the Gallery, they've got a really good home cooked buffet. To wash it down, they've got $6 pitchers of Leinenkugel. The evening also f...

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Gallery Cabaret || 2020 N Oakley AvenueMap it!comment
8pm - 1am

Verbs & Soulfulness Open Mic

August 4th & 18th

Complementary buffet & No cover.

$5 apple martinis
$5 patron shots
$3 coronas
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Red's : The Next Generation || 6926 S Stony IslandMap it!comment
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Cheap Events for Today

$5 Beer-and-a-Shot: Bells and Any Well Shot

$3 Entry
Empty Bottle || 1035 N Western AvenueMap it!comment

Rail Bar & Grill Specials

Brunch and build your own Bloody Mary until 3 p.m. -
$4.50 Single
$7.75 Unlimited
$3 Stadium Cup 22oz Miller lite & Coors light ...

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Rail Bar & Grill || 4709 N Damen AveMap it!comment

1/2 Price Cocktails

1/2 price drinks and menu for industry workers(with proof).
Sunda || 110 W IllinoisMap it!comment
10:30a - 3 p

$7.75 All You Can Drink Bloody Marys

$7.75 unlimited refills at the 60+ ingredient bloody mary bar.
$2 Domestic/$3 Import Draft Pints

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Rail Bar (Damen Brown Line) || 4709 N. DamenMap it!comment

$3 mimosas, $5 bloody mary bar and Bacardi bombs

$3 mimosas, $5 bloody Mary bar and Bacardi bombs

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The Grand Central || 950 W. Wrightwood Ave.Map it!comment
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50/50 Event Wednesday July 22 at 6:30 at Belmont and Clark!!!! $2,500 giveaway!!!!!!

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Hey kids, this upcoming Wednesday, Chicago View Magazine will be attaching fifty $50 bills to fifty paper airplanes and throwing them from a cherry picker. The spectators get to keep whatever they pick up. All for a promotion to increase spending in Lakeview. The money drop is happening at 3179 N Clark (at Belmont) and is taking place at 6:30p. I know I’ll be there getting my share of the $2,500 and you should be too!!!

The State of Craft Beers in Chicago

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Ahh beer. As you may know, there are many craft beers available in our fair city. But how much do you really know about beers here in the city? Chicago’s own design firm, Datascope Analytics, took a look at 190 bars across Chicago and compiled the following REPORT. Ever wondered where to find the best neighborhoods to drink on the cheap? Below is an excerpt from Datascope Analytic’s report, The State of Craft Beers In Chicago.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading the data on the beers in Chicago and I hope you do too!!

And, with that, enjoy your weekend. Full Article HERE

Summer Wing Fest 2015 – September 5, 2015

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Tickets to go on sale Wednesday, June 24, 2015 –

Summer WingFest to be held on Saturday, September 5, 2015

(Chicago, Ill.) – For the past sixteen years, Chicago’s Best (and original) WingFest, has been held annually indoors every February, and it has grown to the point of peak capacity where tickets sell out in mere seconds. The demand for more wings has beckoned Chicago’s Best Summer WingFest, a bigger and better version to be held outdoors as well as indoors, on Saturday, September 5, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., once again at the Bailey Auditorium located at 1340 West Washington in Chicago. See video highlights of Chicago’s Best WingFest from February 2015:

Chicago’s Best Summer WingFest will feature double the wing-slinging restaurants, live music, carnival games, a vendor market, craft beer and a full bar, all the for the same price as the original winter WingFest! A general admission ticket will still be only $40 per person and will include all the wings one can eat from up to 40 of the finest chicken wing establishments in all of Chicagoland. One restaurant will be deemed Chicago’s Best Summer WingFest winner by popular vote, via text, and the winner will receive $1000 cash.

The inaugural Chicago’s Best Summer WingFest is collaborating with Chicago Special Events Management to ensure the first Summer WingFest is indeed Chicago’s Best. And it will all be for a good cause as WingFest has raised over $155,000 for various charities, to date. This Summer WingFest will benefit Variety the Children’s Charity of Illinois

Tickets for Chicago’s Best Summer WingFest will go on sale on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased directly at Attendees must be 21 and over or accompanied by a parent or guardian, if under 21. Children 12 and under may attend for free with a parent or guardian. General admission tickets will be $40.  A limited amount of VIP tickets will be available for $100 which will include five drink tickets, one parking pass, swag bag, and access to the VIP area.

What: Inaugural Chicago’s Best Summer WingFest

When: Saturday, September 5, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where: Bailey Auditorium, 1340 West Washington in Chicago, Illinois

Details: Tickets to go on sale on Wednesday, June 24 at 12:00 p.m. at

Social: @ChicagoWingFest


West Town “Pup-Crawl” Tuesdays Benefit Area Dog Rescues!!

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On Tuesdays June 16th through October 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at

Mahoney’s Pub & Grille, The Matchbox, Aberdeen Tap, and G & O Tavern

(Chicago, Ill.) – Dogs and humans are social creatures, and now that summer has finally arrived in Chicago, Chicagoans can get social with their pups at four area dog-friendly watering holes. Returning for its fifth year, having taken a break in 2014, Mahoney’s Pub & Grille, home to a large, dog-friendly patio, will partner with three other West Town bars, also with dog-friendly outdoor areas: Aberdeen Tap, G & O Tavern, and The Matchbox to host a weekly yappy-hour called the “West Town Pup Crawl”.  It will take place every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., beginning on Tuesday, June 16 through Tuesday, October 6, 2015, patio weather permitting.

Returning as host of the West Town Pup Crawl will be Jessica Abernathy of Chicago Canine Concierge  Abernathy will bring together a different dog rescue group every week, such as Chicago Animal Advocates and Bow Wow Revolution,  along with dog-centric vendors such as Pet Chef Express and Canine Sports Dog Training, to provide services and goodies during the Pup Crawl at Mahoney’s Pub & Grille. For more information on each week’s shelter and service provider, please visit

The West Town Pup Crawl is free of charge to leashed, friendly dogs and their unleashed, friendly owners.  All participating bars will feature a food and drink special and plenty of fresh water for the pups, including an alcohol-free beer made just for dogs called Bowser Beer, at Mahoney’s.  From 6pm to 8pm, 15% of Mahoney’s Pub & Grille bar sales proceeds will benefit the featured rescue group of the week.

Food and drink specials for each participating location will be as follows:

Mahoney’s Pub & Grill will offer $2 tacos (chicken, steak, or pork) with $5 Margaritas and $5 Bowser Beer for Dogs

Aberdeen Tap will offer $1 draft beers and $5 orders of wings.

G & O Tavern will offer $5 house-batched cocktails and $6 burgers.

The Matchbox will offer a Pooch Hooch Punch (for humans!) for $7 and an Old Style tall boy with a bartender’s choice shot for $5.

Mahoney’s Pub & Grille is located at 551 North Ogden Avenue in Chicago.  The Aberdeen Tap is located at 440 North Aberdeen in Chicago.  G & O Tavern is located at 1367 West Erie in Chicago.  The Matchbox is located at 770 North Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago.

AlphaBeer XIV June 27, 2015

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AlphaBeer XIV Returns Featuring “Women In Beer”

Craft beer fans are invited to try a brew for every letter of the alphabet at AlphaBeer XIV, taking place Saturday, June 27, 2015, at AJ Hudson’s Public House in Chicago

(Chicago, Ill.) – Gone are the stereotypes about women in beer. It used to be, if a woman did order a beer, it was expected she wanted something “light”. More and more bars and bartenders are recognizing women, just like men, will drink everything from fruity berry Weis beers to the most hop-centric, hop-forward beer they can find. Women do more than just drink beer, too. Women brew it, sell it, market it, and deliver it, and the next AlphaBeer event will showcase “Women In Beer”.

It makes sense; the event was inspired by a woman, it’s hosted by a woman, and it’s emceed by a woman: the delightfully informative and charming Jill Houk. This time, AlphaBeer is partnering with Barley’s Angels Chicago, a group that works to expand the appreciation and understanding of craft beer among women by bringing them together with craft beer professionals to explore craft beer.

The 14th AlphaBeer will take place on Saturday, June 27, 2015, from 6p.m. to 9p.m. at A. J. Hudson’s Public House, located at 3801 North Ashland Avenue in Chicago, a bar co-owned by a woman. AlphaBeer will feature the following 26 tasty beers and some very special guests, including:

And here is the list of 26 beers, a few to be determined:

A Petrus Aged Red
B Unibroue Blanche de Chambly
C The Church Street Brewing Company Hauch von Himmel Hefeweizen
D The Church Street Brewing Company Devil’s Advocate

E Stone Brewing Company Escondido
F 5 Rabbit Cerveceria Five Grass
G 2 Towns Ciderhouse Ginja Ninja
H Hirter Bier Herbal Radler
I SweetWater Brewing Company IPA
J Capital Brewery Jobu
L Baderbräu Lawnmower Lager
M Merchant Du Vin Ayinger Brau Weisse
O Begyle Brewing Oh, Hey! Porter
P Stiegl Pils Cans
Q Temperance Beer Company Quotidienne
R Rude Hippo Beeting Heart
S Brooklyn Brewery Sorachi Ace
T Sweetwater Brewing Company Take Two Pils
U Revolution Brewing Use the Schwarz
V Ale Syndicate Van de Velde
W Wetten Importers Deliria (made JUST for Women In Beer day)
Y Urban Legend Brewing Company You Big Dummy
Z Ten Ninety Brewing Co Zen

Attendees must be 21 and over, and tickets are now on sale for $50 per person or $250 for a table of six. Tickets may be purchased or at the door, if available.

What: AlphaBeer XIV
When: Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: AJ Hudson’s Public House at 3801 North Ashland Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, 60613
Tickets: $50 each

About AlphaBeer:

AlphaBeer is hosted by Theresa Carter, founder and publisher of The Local Tourist, LLC. The first event was in 2009 and it was inspired Ms. Carter’s mother, who each week would drink a beer from a different letter of the alphabet with fellow commuters on their Fridaynight train ride. Since then AlphaBeer has appeared at multiple venues in Chicago and has featured over 350 different beers.

About The Local Tourist is Chicago’s one-stop-spot for things to do, events, restaurants, nightlife, news, reviews, photos and more. It’s a business directory, an events calendar, and a multi-contributor magazine filled with news from the TLTeam of city experts. Its mission is to help locals experience the fascination of a tourist, and tourists feel the comfort of the local.

About A.J. Hudson’s Public House

AJ Hudson’s Public House (formerly and still at heart, Ginger’s Ale House since 1992) is located at 3801 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60613. 773-348-2767 AJ Hudson’s Public House is open Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., Saturdays6:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. and Sundays 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. (open earlier on weekends and some weekdays for live international sports matches – check website for schedule). The kitchen is open until midnight daily and brunch is served on the weekends. AJ Hudson’s has two outdoor patio areas equipped with HD televisions for sporting events. Delivery is available daily from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information, please visit