Windy City RibFest

Broadway and Lawrence

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What You'll Get


Choose from Three Options

$25 for a craft-beer and ribs package ($43.95 value)

  • Entrance donation
  • Half slab of ribs from one of the five ribbers with choice of two sides of your choice
  • Five 3-ounce samples of more than 10 different beers in a souvenir tasting glass
  • Private seating area throughout the day
  • Ability to purchase full-size craft beers

Choose from the following dates:

  • Friday, July 4
  • Saturday, July 5
  • Sunday, July 6

The Fine Print


Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Online reservation required. Must be 21+ to consume alcohol. Valid from 1PM–10PM on Friday or Saturday or from 1PM–9PM on Sunday. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Windy City RibFest


It might be called the Windy City RibFest, but the bosses of sauce who tend to the festival's barbecue come from all over the world. For five years running, these award-winning ribbers have been filling fest-goers with sauce-slathered ribs, frothy brews, and traditional sides, such as baked beans, coleslaw, and another helping of ribs. Tucked between the Aragon Ballroom, the Riviera, and the Green Mill, this year's RibFest welcomes local luminaries such as grillmaster Tom Ferguson, whose Chicago BBQ Company is a perennial favorite at the fest. Out-of-towners are also well-represented. Joey Sutphen of Texas Thunder BBQ whips up batches of his family's nationally known ribs, and Paul MacKay from Aussom Aussie Australian BBQ shares the piquant flavors of his native Sydney. As chefs from Porky Chick's and Famous Daves sizzle up their trademark slabs, local bands such as the funked out vocalists of Suénalo, the Top 40 cover band Hello Weekend, and Dave Matthews–mimickers Trippin' Billies keep crowds sufficiently entertained.

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