Located just outside of Palatine, the suburb most notably famous for housing the high school in which The Breakfast Club was filmed, a night club, Drink, is a refreshing oasis in a desert of otherwise inactivate nightlife. The Schamburg nightclub features ongoing dancing, hot DJs, cocktails and food. With the doors open at 2pm- 2am on Tuesday-Thursday, 5pm- 3am on Friday, and 7pm- 3am on Saturday, hundreds of bar-goers find themselves on the spacious dance floor while enjoying a world-class sound system and amazing local performers.
The ten dollar cover charge grants access to one of Chicagoland’s largest outdoor patios, which seat over 350 people, the “best” beer garden –as stated by Suburban Nitelife, and a Social Eats Menu –which features a plethora of appetizing Mediterranean, American and Asian features. At the forefront of the scene, there is also a large stage where they welcome club-goers to climb aboard, and there is a DJ pit hovering right above it. Drink’s selection of music is its true crown and glory, beyond its multi-dimension and mass of amenities. For hours, the DJ masterfully selects a variety of music that spans many genres and styles,
To drink or not to drink? To eat cake or not to eat cake?
For an evening, have it all! When you're craving something intoxicatingly sweet, look no further than these places for a boozy dessert or drink pairing.
Sweet Revenge: For some of the best cupcakes in the city, head here. Featured on the Today Show, The Martha Stewart Show and a Time Out New York's "Critic's Pick" award winner, this West Village spot is in a league of it's own as New York's foremost cupcake, wine and beer shop. Unlike most frilly, kid-friendly cupcake places, Sweet Revenge takes the adult route, outfitting it's savory and sweet cupcakes with "mohawk" slashes of frosting and offering customers the choice of beer or wine pairings designed to bring out the taste of each individually flavored cupcake.
Au revoir excessive prices, pretentiously miniature meals, and pompous waiters!
Bonjour to simplicity.
At Flea Market Café, satisfying and well-priced French meals rein supreme thanks to their Sunset Menu.
Everyday between 5pm and 7pm, this cozy cash-only East Village spot offers your choice of 1-3 course meals and a drink, all for under $20!
The Sunset Menu includes:
- 1 course and 1 drink- $16.50
- 2 courses and 1 drink- $18.00
- 3 courses and 1 drink- $19.95
Little know fact. Using the word "champagne" on a wine bottle is forbidden by law unless the grapes used are actually from the Champagne region in France and, of course, go through a secondary fermentation in the bottle that produces those bubbles that we love. Although US wine producers use the méthode traditionelle or traditional method, the same method authentic champagne producers use, we recognize them here as sparkling wines. Luckily for us, there are tons of delicious American-made choices available on the market and they are all very affordable. Read on to find out how to serve sparkling wine, what to pair it with and some recommendations on what to buy for your New Year's Eve bash.
There are billions of different people on this planet, and there is probably a different type of mule cocktail for each one. This particular flavor is known as the Tibetan Mule and goes down just a little too easy. But when has that ever been a problem? This drink takes a little more effort than popping the cap off of a bottle but it is so worth it. its not too sweet (and it doesn't cost 15 dollars per glass) and its a great way to treat your friends.
4 chunks of pineapple
2 tsp lime juice
1 oz pineappple infused vodka
1/2 oz sake
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh ginger
- 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
- 3 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger
- 8 whole star anise
- 1 bottle (750 ml) Champagne or sparkling wine
James Bond is great and all, but even he pales in comparison to this gin martini known as "The Gibson".
1/3 cup gin
1 tbsp dry vermouth
1 small cocktail onion or Lemon twist
First place your martini glass in the freezer to chill.
Next fill your cocktail shaker with ice and gin. Now, shake it like you mean it.
Pour your vermouth into the glass first and swirl it around. Make sure you dump all the excess unless you like it "extra dry".
Add your gin and garnish with a twist of lemon peel or a cocktail onion.
GQ has acknowledged two well-known bars in Boston for their Top 25 Best Cocktail Bars in America. After a good game make your way over two this two watering holes for some alcoholic libations.
Coming in at lucky thirteen is Eastern Standard. Just a few blocks away from Fenway this is not your typical sports bar. Watch for the waitress around midnight to hop on the marble bar and write the specials. The whiskey smash (crushed ice and mint sprig) may sound sophisticated but it will make any game fun.
When GQ decided to rate the 25 top cocktail bars in America this is what they found...
1: Zig Zag Café – Seattle
2: Angel’s Share – New York
3: The Violet Hour – Chicago
4: Clover Club – Brooklyn
5: The Alembic – San Francisco
6: Death & Co – New York
7: PDT – New York
8: PX – Alexandria, VA
9: Comstock Saloon – San Francisco
10: Holeman & Finch – Atlanta
11: Tiki-ti – Los Angeles
12: The Patterson House – Nashville
13: Eastern Standard – Boston
14: Rickhouse – San Francisco
15: Anvil – Houston
16: Arnaud’s French 75 – New Orleans
17: Elixir – San Francisco
18: Columbia Room – Washington, D.C.
19: Cole’s – Los Angeles
20: The Whistler – Chicago
21: Drink – Boston
22: Pegu Club – New York
23: The Edison – Los Angeles
24: The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. – Philadelphia
25: Needle and Thread – Seattle
If you never have been to this Boston gem, you’ve been missing out. The Parish Café and Bar started in the Back Bay when Gordon Wilcox approached all the top chefs in Boston and asked them to create a sandwich for the menu. That is the reason why this restaurant is always flooded with people. Sit inside by the bar or outside on the patio. The Parish Cafe is so good Wilcox opened a second location in South End and never strayed from the formula. He offered the same favorite menu of oversized sandwiches.Trying to find a favorite chef on the menu will be easy since each sandwich is named for the chef and the restaurant they come from.