Tuesday, June 30, 2015
What's Free and ridiculously cheap in Chicago


Free Events for Today
10a - 4p

Free Museum Admission

Free admission to the International Museum of Surgical Science!
official site
Museum of Surgical Science || 1524 N Lake ShoreMap it!2 comments | comment
10p

Put A Wing On It - 25¢ Wing

Resident DJ Mikul Wing (Midnight Conspiracy)

with special guest DJs
Trancid (Androides Paranoide / Dark Wave Disco)
Heave...

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PORKCHOP || 941 W RandolphMap it!comment
3p - 6p

Free Wings

$3 Bacardi cocktails
$7 domestic pitchers
official site
Celtic Crown || 4301 N WesternMap it!comment
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Free Tater Tot buffet

Free Tator tot buffet
Free Trivia
$5 smirnoff flavors cocktails
$10 pitchers
official site
Mahoney's || 551 N OgdenMap it!1 comment | comment
5p - 2a

$2 Pints / $2.50 Import Pints / DJs Starting at 9

Free Entry
$2 Domestic Pints (5p - close)
$2.50 Import Pints (5p - close)
DJs start at 9p
official site
AliveOne || 2683 N HalstedMap it!comment
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Cheap Events for Today

$1 Well drinks and PBR

What more can I say?
Berlin Nightclub || 954 W. BelmontMap it!comment

Crabbby Kim's Tuesday Specials

$3 Coronas
$3.50 Chicken Tacos
Crabbby Kim's || 3655 N WesternMap it!comment
11:00am

1/2 price wine bottles

1/2 Price Wine Bottles
Every Tuesday

cuna || 1113 W Belmont AveMap it!comment
11a - 10p

50 Cent Boneless Wings

All varieties of wings are only 50 cents on Monday and Tuesday!
Wing Stop || 3326 N WesternMap it!comment
4p - 7p

$1 tacos

With purchase of one drink.
Caoba Mexican Grill || 1619 N Damen AveMap it!comment
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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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CHICAGO’S BEST WINGFEST TO HOST INAUGURAL SUMMER WINGFEST

WHILE RAISING FUNDS FOR VARIETY THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY96igDOylY

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 Managementhttp://www.chicagoevents.com/ 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 http://variety.org.

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 www.WingFest.net. 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 http://wingfest.net/

Social: https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoWingfest

https://twitter.com/ChicagoWingFest @ChicagoWingFest

#SummerWingFest2015

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

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WEEKLY TUESDAY EVENING “WEST TOWN PUP CRAWL” RETURNS

TO BENEFIT DIFFERENT AREA DOG RESCUES EACH WEEK

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 http://mahoneyspubchicago.com, home to a large, dog-friendly patio, will partner with three other West Town bars, also with dog-friendly outdoor areas: Aberdeen Tap http://www.theaberdeentap.com, G & O Tavern http://grandandogden.com, and The Matchbox http://thesilverpalmrestaurant.com/TheMachBox.php 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 http://www.chicagocanineconcierge.com.  Abernathy will bring together a different dog rescue group every week, such as Chicago Animal Advocates http://www.chicagoanimaladvocates.com and Bow Wow Revolution https://www.facebook.com/BowWowRevolution,  along with dog-centric vendors such as Pet Chef Express http://www.petchefexpress.com and Canine Sports Dog Traininghttp://www.mycaninesports.com, 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 www.ChicagoCanineConcierge.com.

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 Dogshttp://bowserbeer.com.

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
K TBD
L Baderbräu Lawnmower Lager
M Merchant Du Vin Ayinger Brau Weisse
N TBD
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
X TBD
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 atwww.AlphaBeer.com 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

TheLocalTourist.com 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 www.ajhudsons.com.


Ticket Giveaway: Saturday Night Laughs with Kyle Dunnigan

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by Marisa Ruiz (@MarisaVictoria)

Here’s the thing, guys. BrokeHipster loves you and we want you to LAUGH. Rising comic star Kyle Dunnigan is the man who can make that happen! Lucky for Chicago, he’s bringing his hilarious and nonchalant stand-up approach to Thalia Hall on Saturday, 06/13 – and we’re giving away a pair of tickets on Twitter! (Whether you score free tickets or not, seats are a great deal at $15!)

I had a great chat with this very down-to-earth funny man to learn more about the many ways he is entertaining the masses. Here are three reasons why you won’t want to miss Kyle’s visit to our neck of the country:

He’s part of one of the funniest and hottest shows on TV

Comedy Central’s buzzworthy Inside Amy Schumer is among the best 30 minutes of entertainment you can find on TV, which can be credited to innovative and hilarious contributors like Dunnigan. He was hired as both a writer and a performer for seasons 1 and 2. Here’s one of his great quirky sketches from the show, alongside fellow rising star, Amy Schumer.

Howard Stern hand-picked him to appear on his show

Dunnigan’s then-girlfriend, Sarah Silverman, was on Howard Stern’s show and happened to play a voicemail message of her funny valentine doing his impression of Bill Maher. Stern ate it up and Dunnigan has since made many appearances on the show, often bringing his hysterical impressions. (Side note for curious minds: The two comedy stars are no longer dating, but remain on friendly terms.)

His original character, “Craig” is a YouTube sensation

With a million views and counting, it’s clear that Dunnigan knows how to engage an audience. The creator of Craig tells BrokeHipster that this character began when he was about eight years-old; though the original name was Toby. When asked about what inspired the name change, Dunnigan recalls it was because his Mom began asking for Toby to go away! While she was really asking for her son Kyle to come back, the loophole in her request resulted in Craig instead.

You can also get a taste of Dunnigan’s relatable stand-up style from his appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Thalia Hall
1807 S. Allport St. (Pilsen)
Doors @ 8:00 PM
Show @ 9:00 PM

BUY TICKETS for just $15.

ENTER TO WIN: If you’d like to make this ticket yours, send us the following tweet exactly as seen here (quotation marks not necessary):

“Hey @BrokeHipster, I’d love to laugh with @KyleDunnigan on Saturday night at Thalia Hall!”

Boom – that simple! Winner will be selected at random and the contest ends by 5:00 PM on Thursday, June 11. Winner will provide their full name so they can be added to the guest list.

Wishing you all lots of laughs,
-MV