At Murasaki Lounge, guests relax under the glow of neon lights as they share laughs over Asian morsels and sips of sake. A litany of dozens of different sakes introduce tastebuds to the clean, yet complex tastes of the traditional Japanese libation, while a menu of otsumami—a Japanese term for bar food—complements the rice wine's dry kick with cheddar yakitori, edamame gyoza, shrimp shumai, and sushi hand rolls. Lavender walls, marble bartops, and backlit display cases of imported sake, shochu, and whiskey bottles cocoon revelers in a ritzy backdrop as they sip craft cocktails made with fizzy tonics and fresh fruit juices. Live DJs spin electrifying soundtracks to nights on the town, while private karaoke rooms allow guests to regale each other with cover versions of over 20,000 English-language tracks, 30,000 Japanese hits, and one Jimmy Buffet song about every dish they serve.
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.
Rockit Burger Bar fits right in as part of Rockit Ranch Productions' Chicago-based empire of hip gastropubs and innovative fusion spots. Its chefs enhance beloved American comfort foods with inventive flourishes and haute-cuisine ingredients?high-end foodstuffs such as truffle cr?me fra?che, locally raised Midwestern beef, and red-onion brioche buns feature prominently on the impressive lineup of burgers, and flatbread pizzas show off toppings of wild mushrooms, gruy?re cheese, and calabrese salami. Diners cap off their feasts with caramel-banana milk shakes and warm brownie sundaes, or supplement dinners with frosty craft beers and cocktails mixed with rye, absinthe, and bitters.
Rockit Burger Bar's uniquely rustic yet upscale interior bristles with eccentricity and fun, with multiple moose antlers dangling above the bar space and huge windows filling the room with light and lively street scenes. Located across the street from Wrigley Field, the space is a hub of constant activity, whether from Sunday brunchers chowing down on waffles and breakfast burritos, or ticketless baseball fans trying to peer through the stadium walls with x-ray goggles.
Visit Blue Frog Bar and Grill for some true American comfort food. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare. You can also catch the latest scores on the TVs in the bar. Blue Frog Bar and Grill offers patio seating in the warmer months. For those big group gatherings, Blue Frog Bar and Grill provides plenty of space to have a good time. Blue Frog Bar and Grill draws a crowd with performances from live DJs.
It tends to get especially busy on weekends, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation. Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Blue Frog Bar and Grill.
Don't waste time or money searching for a parking space — pull into the lot next door at no extra charge. Hop on public transit if driving's not your speed; accessible stops include Chicago (Brown Line, Purple Line), Chicago (Red Line), and Grand (Red Line).
Prices are downright affordable at Blue Frog Bar and Grill, with most items well under the $15 mark. You can stop by at practically any time, since Blue Frog Bar and Grill serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Uncle Fatty’s Rum Resort wards off winter blues with 7,000 square feet of tropical decor, summertime cocktails, and a manmade lava river snaking through the bar. To buttress the beach theme, parties can order a cooler of 12, 24, or 36 brewskies to a table drenched in red and green light. In addition to signature cocktails and fishbowls filled with frozen fruit, ice cream, and chocolate liqueur, the entertainment emporium shelters cover bands that fill audiences’ ears with nostalgia and their mouths with the desire to sing along.