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Literature: Where to Enjoy Good Writing in Chicago

January 02, 2017

Updated January 27, 2017 Visual ☆ Comedy ☆ Music ☆ Open Mic ☆ Literature ☆ Movies ☆ Dance ☆ Burlesque ☆ Diva ☆ Theater   Get Creative The last Friday of the month at Brisku's Bistro in North Center, you'll find a gathering of drinkers with a writing problem. Performers read a piece of writing including essays, poems, short stories, first person narrative or fiction.   Get Lost in a Good Book Explore Chicago's best places to get lost in a book, borrow a novel, or attend a poetry reading. Bibliophiles can use the arts map to find a book store, coffee shop, or other nook to get some reading done. Wilde Bar and Restaurant has a...

The Bevver's Guide to Copenhagen

November 17, 2016

Updated January 27, 2017 When you decide to visit the capital of Denmark, several questions likely come to mind. Where can I drink a meat infused cocktail? Where would I find coffee cheese? Where can I drink beer and choose from over a thousand board games? Eating food inspired by art in a nearby gallery, drinking tea-infused cocktails from a kettle, DIY marshmallow roasting, and playing pinball while listening to rock music are just a sampling of your options. That’s why we’ve created the Bevver’s guide to Copenhagen. The Danes have a term called Hygge, which loosely translates into coziness or...

The Dil Pickle Club, Chicago's First Speakeasy

October 19, 2016

Updated January  26, 2017 Bohemians Gathered Here The Dil Pickle Club, founded by John A. James, was a not-so-secret society that gathered once a week in a Gold Coast venue in Tooker Alley. This continuous gathering of Bohemians evolved into an actual club, and during prohibition, also served as a speakeasy. A sign above the door read 'Danger: Step high, stoop low, leave your dignity outside.' Photo: Newberry Library According to an article from the Newberry Library, Jones spent many hours researching industrial organization at the Gold Coast club. Artists, poets, renowned writers, hobos, anarchists - all gathered at the...

Ancien Cycles - West Town and Hyde Park, Chicago

September 29, 2016

Updated December 11, 2016 Bevvs: Cafe and coffee shop, fresh juice, fair trade coffee and teas Activities: Bicycle repair shop, live music performances including jazz, free comedy shows the first and third Saturday of the month by Guest List Comedy, visual art shows, kid friendly, special events space Ancien Cycles is a biker's cafe (as in bicyclist) where you can get a flat changed while sipping espresso. The cafe serves coffee drinks as well as breakfast, brunch and lunch food such as paninis. Our updated cafe ☕️🍴menu is now up with more additions coming soon. #cafe #beverages #food #drink #coffee #cycleactivecity #cycling #cycles...

Oktoberfest in Chicago, 2016

September 09, 2016

Updated November 21, 2016 While many think Oktoberfest is in October, the traditional Bavarian festival runs for two weeks beginning in September. The Munich festival begins with a parade and tapping of the first keg on Saturday, September 17th, with closing ceremonies on Monday, October 3rd. Check out these Oktoberfest events and deals in Chicago. See What's in the Oktoberfest Bevv Shop Oktoberfest Events German American Fest runs September 9 - 11, beginning with a parade and ending with German Mass on Sunday. During the festival all ages can enjoy traditional music and dance performances, games and refreshments, with beer and wine available...

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