Monday, October 20, 2014
What's Free and ridiculously cheap in Chicago

Free Events for Today

Brew & View Monday Industry Night

Every Monday at Brew & View - $3 Lite/High Life drafts, $4 Well Whisky drinks, Free admission with coupon from here -->
Brew & View || 3145 N Sheffield AveMap it!comment

$2.50 Wells & $3 MillerLites

Cheap all request video Mondays.
$2.50 wells, $3 MillerLites & $12 Long Island Pitchers to share!
The Call (on Bryn Mawr at Clark) || Map it!comment
10p - 11p

Ladies :: Free Champagne Flute before 11p & Latin Music

Free before 11p w RSVP

Complimentary champagne flute for Ladies, 10p-11p

DJ Mwelwa spins Latin, Caribbean, Asian, Brazil...

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Flatwater || 321 N. Clark StreetMap it!comment

$4 Supermugs

I <3 The Mutiny! Free pool all the time!
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The Mutiny || 2428 N WesternMap it!1 comment | comment
12p - 2a

Free pool

$7 1-topping pizzas
$15 buckets of Coors Light (5 bottles)
Sedgwicks Bar & Grill || 1935 N Sedgwick StMap it!comment
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Cheap Events for Today

Crabbby Kim's Monday Specials

$2 domestic
$3 imports
$3.50 Italian Beef Sandwiches
Crabbby Kim's || 3655 N WesternMap it!comment
10:30 am - 3 p

10¢ Jumbo Wings

There used to be a lot of associated specials with this, but now it's just the wings. Still a pretty decent deal.
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Rail Bar (Damen Brown Line) || 4709 N. DamenMap 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

75 cent Cans / $5 Skyy Martinis

75 cent cans of PBR, Hamms, Stroh's, Old Milan, Kee, Busch, & Busch Light
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Cork Lounge || 1822 W AddisonMap it!comment

Two Buck Burgers

$2 Burger

$6 "Irish Sampler": 3 mini pints Harp, Smithwick & Guinness

Poag Mahone || 333 S WellsMap it!comment
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Domino’s Offering $1 Pizzas for 100 minutes on Saturday, 10/18

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by Marisa Ruiz (@MarisaVictoria)

PizzaaaaaaWhen I heard this news, I literally had to think twice and ask if today was April Fools Day or not. Lucky for all pizza lovers of our fair city, it is totally October and this eye-widening deal is legit. In honor of celebrating their 100th location in Chicago, Domino’s is offering a one-topping medium pizza on Saturday, 10/18 for 100 cents (which your grammar school education might remind you is $1, y’all!)

In the spirit of consistency, the offer will run for precisely 100 minutes, starting at noon and ending at 1:40 p.m. at every location in the city. Before you start clearing room in your fridge to stock up on pizza for the apocalypse, know there’s a limit of 5 per customer. (Apologies on their behalf if that makes you feel like this.)

Also, Domino’s has that rad little pizza tracker on their web site – so you can stare at your screen with your mouth watering until that bargain pizza shows up at your door. You can check out which location delivers to you on the locations tab of their web site.

Get after it, pizza fiends! And tip your delivery guys the same (if not more!) as you would for a normal price. Something tells me they’re going to be doing a LOT of hustling in those 100 minutes!

With cheesy love and pepperoni dreams,


DISCLAIMER: This post was tagged under “Free Food” because there is not a category called “Almost Free Food” – but I mean, it’s a DOL-LAR. ;)

Free Show: X Ambassadors and Metropolis Coffee Team up “JUNGLE”-Style

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by Marisa Ruiz (@MarisaVictoria)

X Ambassadors brought us gritty foot-stomping hit “Jungle” in the summer; and now they’re ringing in fall with a special acoustic performance for FREE at the Block Thirty Seven Pedway on Wednesday, 10/15th at 1:30 PM. In a perfectly timed partnership, those who come to the show will be among the first to pick up a bag of Metropolis Coffee Company’s new XA “JUNGLE” blend. For those who work downtown, this is a perfect opportunity to have a lunch break on the wild side for once!

Wednesday, 10/15/14
1:30 – 2:00
Block Thirty Seven: Shops on State Pedway @ 108 N. State Street
(CTA: Blue Line Washington stop  or Red Line Lake Street stop)

Celebrate Boss’ Day October 16 w the Central Lakeview Merchants Association

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Stop by the Belmont Red/Brown/Purple line this Thursday to celebrate National Boss Day starting at 8am. The Central Lakeview Merchants Association will be listening to what Chicagoans have to say about their boss’ positive qualities (The CLMA will be camped out at Belmont and Wilton). In exchange for stopping by for a quick chat, Bittersweet Bakery will provide complimentary muffins. This event will give people an opportunity to see how your boss stacks up against other bosses. Come on down, because it’s going to be fun time!!

Chromeo Brings the Funk for the Fourth Time

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by Kristi Lira (@KristiLira)

You have to respect a group that stays true to themselves and attributes their success to staying hungry. Chromeo treats every album like it’s their first; and when the EDM scene was blowing up, these guys embraced the movement, but still kept in line with their dance pop roots. The duo of Dave 1 and P-Thugg spent two years on their current and fourth album, White Women, to ensure it would match the accomplishments of previous efforts. The result is a collection of jams that are clean, smooth and relatable.

Chromeo came up listening to diverse artists like Wu-Tang Clan and they find inspiration in all forms of art. Their current album White Women is actually an homage to fashion photographer, Helmut Newton’s first book of the same title. The duo also recently collaborated with a French fashion collective/creative studio on a clothing line. They want to introduce different topics (especially relating to art) to their fans, without beating them over the head with it. “I want them to dance and smile, but I want them to come home and Google,” says Dave 1.

White Women starts out poppy and fun, beginning with their hit “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)” and gets deeper in the middle with tracks like “Lost on the Way Home,” featuring Solange. The pace of the latter picks up, slows down and the track is both sexy and emotional. This song is a perfect example of Chromeo’s range and universality. These dudes would have no problem jamming with anyone from Phil Collins to Busta Rhymes. Oh, and “Ezra’s Interlude” with Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend is dope. It’s really hard to listen to this album and not be in a good mood. It’s fun (at times even silly), canonizes the ‘80s, and has a good mix of simplicity and complexity.

Hopefully, you have tickets to their sold-out show at The Riviera Theatre on Friday, October 17th. Either way, their new record is great for jams as you get ready or to bring the funk to your daily commute to work!


Make it a Feel-Good Friday with Augustines at Double Door

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by Marisa Ruiz (@MarisaVictoria)

Dear Chicago Music Lovers: There is an awesome show coming to Double Door on Friday and much to my shock, it is not yet sold out! This perplexing fact means you still have the window of opportunity to witness the heart-racing, soul-arresting, rock-and-roll truth that is the band Augustines.

There are so many reasons why this is a no-miss show for anyone with a heart rooted in rock.


To say they give every set their all and then some is a definite understatement. By the end of their set, their shirts will be soaked in sweat; and your entire self will feel cleansed by the most revitalizing bath of tequila, tears and triumph imaginable. That may sound grimy but you’ll like it; trust me.


This year brought the release of their self-titled sophomore album. Give “Cruel City” a listen to sample an audio slice of lead singer Billy McCarthy’s roaring poetry; multi-instrumentalist Eric Sanderson’s gift for rhythmic melodies; and drummer Rob Allen’s mesmerizing percussion. You should also check out “Chapel Song” – the enamoring hit track from their critically acclaimed debut album Rise Ye Sunken Ships.


It shouldn’t be lost that seeing this band live is more than just attending a typical gig. Augustines offers a live music experience that feels more like a warm invitation than a one-sided performance. For that one night when they own a stage in any given city, that venue is their home and you will be treated like family. There is an authenticity to Augustines that is equally felt in their music as it is in their loving approach to life.


Hands down, Billy McCarthy is one of the best storytellers I’ve ever seen grace a stage. That said, the entity as a whole that is now Augustines is a phenomenal story in and of itself. To truly understand both of these statements, I highly recommend that you check out the full trailer video for RISE – The Story of Augustines (which has been successfully backed on Kickstarter).

Every time I’ve attended an Augustines show, I’ve left feeling rooted in the present moment, energized and alive. My wish is for you to feel the same!

Get your tickets before it’s too late!

Double Door – 1572 N. Milwaukee
Friday, October 10th
Doors at 8 PM / Show at 8:30
$16 in advance / $18 at the door