Corner sports/pub on Madison Street in Forest Park. We serve pizza & traditional pub food, most of it homemade. We have darts (plus steel tip) & beer pong. We have karaoke and live music and will feature an outdoor patio in the spring. Watch all your favorite sports on one of our 10 50" flatscreens! Daily drink specials!
The LBGT-friendly Velvet Rope invites revelers with open minds and refined tastes to enhance their evenings with the lounge's slate of fine wines, international cuisine, and elaborate entertainment in the form of go-go dancers and drag shows. Beneath the suffuse lighting of tulip chandeliers, the bustling main floor hosts a full bar, where 35 specialty martinis brim with creative ingredients—such as cookie-dough vodka and absinthe—while the private VIP loft accommodates dozens with a dedicated server, a private television, and plush furnishings for late-night pillow forts. Food and drink packages deck out special events, and the nightclub's calendar overflows with karaoke nights, drink specials, and live performances.
Treat yourself to the most accurate recreation of Japanese culture this side of Kankakee. For only $20, today's Groupon lets you indulge in $50 worth of sake, karaoke, and authentic Japanese cuisine at Chicago's new (and only) sake lounge, Murasaki, located just off the Magnificent Mile at 211 E. Ontario St. Visit the spot Chicago magazine calls a "little slice of heaven" for a lesson in the art of the Japanese alcoholic rice beverage. The mother-son owner-duo will happily fill you in on the details about the delicate liquor—from different grades to sake cocktail concoctions to the tastiest food complements.
Beer's servers deliver platters of jumbo smoked wings, homemade chili con carne, and barbecue-soaked baby back ribs as bartenders pour heady brews. Beer hosts karaoke every Tuesday through Sunday night at 9 p.m. to entertain a bevy of aspiring Sinatras and closed-caption enthusiasts. The Wrigleyville watering hole also opens at least two hours before every Cubs home game, entertaining the North Side team’s fans before, during, and after baseball games.
M.I.L.F. is a fast paced, one-hour comedy show featuring 6 local acts. The lineup bridges the gap between provocative rising talents in Chicago’s sketch, music, stand-up and filmmaking communities. Featuring acts who have performed at the TBS Just For Laughs Festival, Chicago’s Underground Comedy Club, iO & Second City.
"In Chicago, the backbone is corner taverns and bars," says Donnie Kruse on an episode of Chicago's Best. "That’s where you got your updates on your day, that's where you got your drink, that’s where you met people." In 1993, with corporate franchises multiplying and the Internet starting to change social lives, Donnie and his business partners decided to resurrect the idea of a neighborhood hangout. "We said, let's do that, and we'll bring back home cooking." Twenty years later, Stanley's Kitchen & Tap has found plenty of acclaim for its homestyle comfort food, especially its famed fried chicken and mashed potatoes—which WGN-TV lovingly spotlighted during Stanley's Chicago's Best segment.
The entire staff takes pride in their friendly atmosphere, local cast of regulars, and Chicago-style sense of community. Plus, occasional drop-ins from the likes of Dennis Rodman and other luminaries create a sense that anyone could walk through Stanley's door. But it's the crispy chicken, sumptuous potatoes, and full menu of comfort fare—washed down by 312 beer—that attracts taste buds. And while the specialty is chicken, voters at the 2011Roscoe Village Burger Fest declared Stanley's secret sauce-laden behemoth their first-place favorite. Wrigley Field agrees—the StanBurger is the official burger of the Chicago Cubs, being aerodynamic enough to sail over the fences during a home run.