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NCAA Watch Parties and Team Bars in Chicago

March 08, 2017 Bevv Master

Updated March 18, 2017 Find your alma mater team bar in Chicago for March Madness and other NCAA sports. Browse alumni watch parties and team bars by division or read more about the 2017 NCAA tournament. America East  ☆ American Athletic Conference ☆ Atlantic 10 ☆ Atlantic Coast ☆ Atlantic Sun ☆ Big 12 ☆ Big East ☆ Big Sky ☆ Big South ☆ Big Ten ☆ Big West ☆ Colonial Athletic ☆ Conference USA ☆ Horizon ☆ Ivy League ☆ Metro Atlantic Athletic ☆ Mid-American ☆ Mid-Eastern ☆ Missouri Valley ☆ Mountain West ☆ Northeast ☆ Ohio Valley ☆...

How to Play Table Shuffleboard

March 01, 2017 Bevv Master

Updated March 13, 2017 Whether you're playing in a shuffleboard league, tournament, or casual game, knowing how to play will make the experience more fun. An official shuffleboard table is 20 inches wide by 20 feet and 8 inches long. The pucks slid down the table are called weights, and the official tournament size of a weight is 2.3125 inches wide by 0.75 inches tall (with an allowable margin of 0.05), weighing 310 - 355 grams without a cap. But weight, there's more! Game Structure Table shuffleboard is usually played in a singles or doubles format like tennis. Before any game,...

How to Play Faro, or Bucking the Tiger

February 15, 2017 Bevv Master

Grab the Tiger by the Tail Faro, also called ‘Bucking the Tiger’ or Grab the Tiger by the Tail, was the most popular card game played in gambling halls and saloons in the 19th century. Learning how to play faro was easy to learn and had favorable odds compared to poker. Both men and women saddled up to the card table in mining towns during the Gold Rush. The word “faro” came from the court of King Louis XIV of France, where one of the cards in a standard playing deck had the face of an Egyptian pharaoh.   Faro Game...

From Boozy Shakes to Slushies: Chicago's Spirited Dessert Scene

February 08, 2017 Bevv Master

The Vanilla Porter Cake Shake, Courtesy Public House Chicago Have Your Cake, Drink It Too Known for its wide selection of beers, River North's Public House is not afraid to take a good beer to the next level - meet the cake shake. Unlike the cake shake you may have ordered at Portillo's, the two Public House versions are comprised of ice cream, mixed in with craft beer as a base then topped with sprinkles and a slice of cake on top. The Chocolate Cake Stout Milkshake is a concoction of Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter and chocolate ice cream, topped with a large slice of...

Valentine's Day Date Ideas in Chicago

February 06, 2017 Bevv Master

Updated February 6, 2017 Valentine's Day is the perfect time to spice up date night by trying something new. From burlesque to mixology classes, we've compiled some of our favorites here. For the foodies out there, Ada Street is hosting an alternative version of 'breakfast in bed,' a prix fixe Valentine's Day dinner featuring tasty breakfast foods. Harness your appetite for action with these opportunities to Drink and Do cool stuff for Valentine's! Planning a night with the ladies?  Read our Galentine's Day Guide. Celebrate Bromance at Galerie F Galerie F is Chicago's first art gallery featuring street art, prints, and...

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