chicago on saturday // desination help please // near s. michigan downtown and also schuba's

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  1. robwestcott

    robwestcott Meyvn (1,090) Nov 3, 2008 Indiana
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    greetings. coming up to chicago this weekend.

    stopping at 3 floyds on the way up on friday and then staying downtown near 600 S Michigan Ave.

    going to schuba's on saturday night and looking for somewhere near the club (3159 N Southport Ave) with good beer AND the Colts / Patriots playoff game on a big screen. would like to be fairly close to the club given that the game starts at 815p and the show will be directly thereafter.

    thanks for any and all tips.

    also, bottle shop tips near the blackstone hotel would be appreciated - is there a binny's nearby by chance ?

    anything special on tap at half acre or revolution this weekend that i should try and grab a growler of ?

  2. kodt

    kodt Devotee (485) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois

    The best taplists near Schuba's would be Northdown Cafe & Taproom on Lincoln and Sheffield's Beer & Wine Garden on Sheffield. Northdown I don't think has any big screens, so it would not be good for watching the game. Sheffields might work though.

    Bottle shops near your hotel:

    Warehouse Liquors (its like a block away from your hotel and has a great selection)
    Printers Row Wine Shop (also walking distance, great shop)
    South Loop Binny's (you would need to take a cab or drive there, but only about a 5-10 minute drive really)

    I think a bunch of of the barrel aged Eugene variants are on tap right now at Revolution, making a stop at the Taproom would be a great idea. (they won't do growler fills on these though) You could probably get a bottle of Bean Gene as well.

    Half-Acre Big Hugs may be possible to find as well.
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  3. jermy

    jermy Aspirant (293) Mar 30, 2013 Illinois
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    ^^ best suggestions. Southport Billiards (few blocks north of Schubas) generally has some decent beers available too
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  4. robwestcott

    robwestcott Meyvn (1,090) Nov 3, 2008 Indiana
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    thanks guys. great tips.

    have a message out to sheffields inquiring about their TV / game situation.

    and if anyone else has a good beer game viewing location near schuba's, i'm all ears
  5. DooshBagalow

    DooshBagalow Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012 Illinois
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    Schubas. And it's not a club.
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  6. a_l_e_x

    a_l_e_x Initiate (47) Oct 20, 2012 Illinois
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    If your going to Schubas for a concert or show then that is in the back of the building. Up front sepredated by doors is a bar with TV's. Schubas has decent beers available.
  7. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Aspirant (207) Nov 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Anyway, @kodt did a nice job tailoring it to your stay. If you're going to hit up Half Acre, I'd recommend checking out a shop called Bottles & Cans, which is right down the street. And if you find yourself with some free time and/or want to get outside downtown a little bit, let me suggest Local Option, Map Room, and Small Bar Logan Square.

    Cheers and have fun!
  8. nucmedmario

    nucmedmario Initiate (173) Sep 1, 2010 Illinois
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  9. StoutItOutLoud

    StoutItOutLoud Devotee (416) Apr 1, 2013 Illinois
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  10. nucmedmario

    nucmedmario Initiate (173) Sep 1, 2010 Illinois
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    DAMMIT. Wrong weekend, both events are for the 18th. Sorry about that.
  11. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Defender (641) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    I know you didn't ask for recs by your hotel, but the printer's row Hackney's has a great beer selection as does Kasey's which flank the Printer's row wine shop kodt mentioned. Hackney's has awesome burgers if you need a hangover cure or if you need something to keep you busy during the day. kasey's has tv's, hackney's has one, but kasey's doesn't have food (but let's you bring in outside food, order some malnati's).
  12. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (1,801) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    The Vulgar Boatmen? Sweet -- didn't know they were still around. :)

    Beer Mapping is your friend.
  13. michman

    michman Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2005 Illinois

    Go up the street to Southport Lanes. 3300-3400ish north Southport. 32 great taps. they will have all games on. better taplist than sheffields or northdown IMO. and they may even still have some zombie dust left unless i get to it this week! cheers.
  14. robwestcott

    robwestcott Meyvn (1,090) Nov 3, 2008 Indiana
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    uhm. ok. thanks.

    note to self: no apostrophe, and its a tavern, not a club.

    got it.

    thanks. the tavern was the first choice, but i took a look at the bar taplist online and it looked like anti hero, two hearted and matilda were the only craft-y choices available.

    its been several years since i've been to the tavern, and i'm cool with anti hero, but perhaps there are other choices not listed online.

    thanks to all you fine chicago BA folks for helping me out. much appreciated. i think we're good to go now.

    cheers !
  15. jermy

    jermy Aspirant (293) Mar 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Btw if you pick up some great brews or wine downtown (or near schubas), there's a lot of pretty good byobs in that area
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  16. Redrover

    Redrover Poo-Bah (2,947) Jan 18, 2003 Illinois

    I'm glad to see Schubas has some decent options. My 9 year old daughter is playing a show there on 2/15. Her School of Rock is doing a Petty, McCartney, Ghrol tribute show.
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