Ride a wavy surfboard of smokiness over a tsunami of fermented brews with a Groupon that combines two of the greatest things in life: for $20, you get a five-course taste-pairing of beers and bacons (a $35 value) at Paddy Long's. This two-hour tasting event will feature a seasonally rotating spread of five bacons and five brews on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays; the schedule is updated regularly, so check back for future dates. Book your tasting online. Paddy Long's can only accommodate 75 people per tasting, so book as soon as possible. You can always cancel or reschedule later. One Groupon is good for one person; there is no limit on the number of Groupons that can be used at one table, so bring along your friends.
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 18 draft beers, including Delirium Tremens and Alpha King Three Floyds, as well as tart and seasonal treats such as Lindeman's Framboise and Lagunitas IPA.
Though their tasting selections will change, Paddy Long's will confidently lead your taste-buds to cured-hog heaven with their zymurgy about 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).
Customers must be at least 21 years old.
- All the bacon and beer was good. I never really though [sic] that bacon could taste all that different, but it did. Overall I'm really glad I went. My friends and I had a good time. – Jon P., Yelp
- 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
“Super great nice staff :-)”
“beer was great, bacon was good, and it was a nice event.”
“Wonderful event and great bar. Impressive selection of craft beers in a cozy, friendly setting in the heart of Lincoln Park.”