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Historic Bars of Chicago Now Available

May 2010 Brewsletter

In This Chicago Bar Project Newsletter

After one year to write it and another year to get it printed, we are very proud that Historic Bars of Chicago, written by our founder Sean Parnell, is now available! HBoC is a bar guide with a focus on the historical intrigue of the Top 100 most historic bars, taverns, lounges, nightclubs, dives, and bierstubes in the Great City of Chicago. While it's available through Amazon and Borders, you can only get an autographed copy from Chicago Bar Project. Don't want to pay shipping? Then join us at one of three upcoming book signings to meet Sean Parnell in person and get your signed copy of the book:

New Chicago Bar Project Reviews

  • McGinny's Tap: sports bar and enclosed sidewalk patio on a quiet stretch of North Avenue
  • Circuit Night Club: late-night Boystown Bedlam for boys, girls & straights
  • Jefferson Tap: River West late-night joint almost on the spot of Chicago's first tavern
  • Berlin: a straight-friendly, late-night gay nightclub under the Belmont Brown Line "L"
  • Bruno & Tim's Lounge: East Rogers Park dive with Loyola student-friendly prices
  • Big Chicks: cheap drinks, free food and beer garden action in Uptown
  • Corner 41: Cy's Steakhouse transforms into a corner tavern in North Center

Chicago Bar of the Month

Many know it as a Lincoln Park meat market on weekends, but did you know that it is named for the personification of how beer is made as described in a poem by Robert Burns, was operated as a Chinese laundry during Prohibition where booze was wheeled in under dirty clothes, and is where John Dillinger would buy the house a round after his criminal endeavors? Of course, we're talking about the John Barleycorn Memorial Pub.

Historic Bars of Chicago - Pre-order Now!

Coming Next Month on the Chicago Bar Project

Stay tuned for an announcement of what could be the biggest and most unique beer festival Chicago has ever seen, brought to you by the Chicago Bar Project...

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