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February 2011 Brewsletter

In This Chicago Bar Project Newsletter

People's Music School 35th Anniversary GalaThis month, we are highlighting our favorite charity, People's Music School. Better yet: as a friend of the Chicago Bar Project, you're invited to their 35th Anniversary Gala. Based in Uptown, the People's Music School provide free, after-school music education to 1,000 inner-city children per year. This education gives them a feeling of self-worth, discipline to do their homework, as well as an ability to play some amazing music. The gala will feature cocktails, dinner, a performance by Rachel Barton Pine, and a silent auction. Read more...

Also, check out the Wazzup! Magazine Bartender of the Month

New Chicago Bar Project Reviews

  • Gaslight Club: a 20s era throwback still going strong that inspired the old Playboy Clubs
  • Monk's: the Loop's best burger & beer bar with a Belgian slant
  • Trader Vic's: the best tiki bar in Chicago returns to the Gold Coast
  • 3160: laid-back, neighborhood GLBT hang
  • Bluebird: the gastropub comes to Wicker Park from those behind Webster's Wine Bar
  • Rec Room: Hamburger Mary's annex focused on sports, their own beer and tasty burgers
  • Überstein: the second incarnation of the Wrigleyville original comes to Wicker Park
  • Fountainhead: the gastropub comes to Ravenswood, in nuevo-beatnik fashion

Chicago Bar of the Month

Monk's Logo ChicagoAs one of the oldest and most charismatic pubs in the Loop, Monk's ranks up there with Chicago legends 17 West at the Berghoff and Miller's Pub. Both mid-day and after-work crowds come for the Belgian theme, a menu laden with burgers and chili, and one of the largest selection of ales downtown that is helping to bring back drinking at lunchtime (and before). Not bad for what once was a Brown's Chicken and later had an interior doorway to an adult bookstore. Read more...

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