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Published April 19, 2010

Game Theory
Tequila Meets Monopoly in River North

You're an adult. Very mature. And if you're hanging out at the bar, you're not there to play games.

Unless that game is a tequila-fueled bout of Candy Land.

So welcome Blue Frog 22, a spin-off just a few blocks north of the classic River North watering hole, and soon to be a go-to for all your after-work karaoke, sports viewing and Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots needs.

This Blue Frog still won't make your short list for those sophisticated evenings entertaining clients—unless, of course, you're trying to land that big Parker Bros. account. Just think of this as the big brother the original always longed for. And like most big brothers, it has more games, bigger rooms, cooler music and a big stash of beer.

Basically, the decor looks like a toy box exploded all over some beach in Cabo. You'll find 200 board games waiting for you to check out from the library—everything from Operation to the sitcom-based equivalent: the M*A*S*H game from Milton Bradley. (You, naturally, will be Hawkeye.)

There are burgers, salads and lots of expertly fried things, plus karaoke five nights a week. Just remember Blue Frog's three simple, very bizarre karaoke rules. (1) Have fun and drink, (2) No heckling and (3) Don't say anything untoward about Patrick Swayze.

So don't even think about putting Baby in a corner.
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