Ride a wavy surfboard of smokiness over a tsunami of fermented brews with a Groupon that combines two of the greatest things in life: a five-course taste pairing of beers and bacons at Paddy Long's for $20 (a $35 value). This two-hour tasting event will feature a seasonally rotating spread of five bacons and five brews every Saturday and Sunday, currently scheduled through February with more dates to come. Book your tasting online. Paddy Long's can only accommodate 75 people per tasting, so book right away. You can always cancel or reschedule later.
You've likely already explored the skin-softening and air-freshening properties of bacon. Now you can taste those versatile strips of candymeat, too. Your flavors of crispy, crackly bliss will vary by season and could feature imports, such as Danish bacon and Italian pancetta, alongside cracked pepper bacon and sweet brown-sugar bacon. Paddy Long's friendly bar and meat tenders will tenderly lead you through each succulent strip, hence their official job title, "Gut Yoda." They'll also serve five different glasses of domestic and far-off craft brews perfect for the washing down and dunking of each bacon breed. Paddy Long's extensive menu currently features eighteen draft beers, including Delirium Tremens and Alpha King Three Floyds, as well as tart and seasonal treats such as Lindeman's Framboise and St. Bernardus Christmas Ale, the brew that famously gave Rudolph the confidence to stop concealing his nose beneath hoof polish.
Though their tasting selections will change, Paddy Long's will confidently lead your taste buds to cured-hog heaven with their zymological knowledge of fine and exotic beers. Be sure to take notes on your favorite bacons and brews so that you can properly re-create the experience after a long day's work (in the case of bacon) or at the beginning of a particularly dreaded workday (in the case of beer).
- This bar/restaurant is charming and unique. It may seem like a dive bar from the outside but is cool and new on the inside and has great service with awesome food. – amd158k331, Citysearch
- Went there with friends for a pint and some food - the burgers were some of the best any of us had eaten in Chicago. Fish and Chips and the Irish Breakfast get a big thumbs up as well. Great people working / hanging out there too. – mcx346, Citysearch
- For the active, bustling neighborhood, it is a haven for a good slow-down moment. The people are friendly and take you in like a long-lost cousin. There are interesting beers to try... – elenaluzz, Citysearch
A Sonnet To Beer and Bacon
My refrigerator empty, save the light
A craving rumbling from my inner coil,
I dare not risk a glimpse inside that foil;
To serve therewith my humble appetite
A beer or bit of bacon would sit right
Ambrosia strips to flay, and fry or broil,
With bubbly brew to ease my daily toil
That effervescent scent and sound and sight!
When from my inbox, Paddy Long's decrees,
"Forthwith, our weekly tastings would provide
A remedy to sate your growling girth;
A man should not devour as he sees,
But for his beer and bacon have a guide."
Conveying wisdom is this Groupon's worth.
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