Things to do for May 24, 2012

The Weekender

Strawberry Beer, Montrose Beach and Tapas Brunch

The weekend: for that deep-down body thirst.

Thursday
Just in Time: A Remodeled Beach Bar
DOCKED

Just in Time: A Remodeled Beach Bar

Seconds before you begin your full-scale onslaught on this city’s beaches, this new-ish locale of lakeside cocktailing finishes a full-scale overhaul. Think: more televisions. More seating. And a new grass-fed burger that you can raise to honor their perfect sense of timing.

A Backyard. A Beer. A Brewery. You.
UP IN THEIR GRILL

A Backyard. A Beer. A Brewery. You.

Ah, summer in Chicago. The ice-cold beer. The bratwurst. The duck sausages with mushroom tapenade, thyme aioli and spinach. It all begins when you slip into Goose Island Wrigleyville for this backyard party. Best of all: the beer is infused with strawberries—saving you the trouble of dipping them yourself.

Friday
A Neon-Colored Memorial Day Salute
HIGH STYLE

A Neon-Colored Memorial Day Salute

Imagine this. You’re standing above State Street on a narrow ledge. You’re holding a drink. You’re wearing... a neon bow tie. We know, it seems impossible. You never wear neon before Memorial Day. But at Vertigo’s summer kickoff, neon threads are de rigueur. So, sure, bring Ke$ha.

Saturday
Sangria Is the New Bloody Mary
SPANISH OMELET

Sangria Is the New Bloody Mary

At some point this weekend, you’ll wake up and realize something’s missing in your life. That something: tapas. You’ll then find yourself on a patio, amid carafes of sangria, bottles of cava and scattered skillets of goat-cheese-stuffed dates and citrus-vodka salmon. Finally, life makes sense.

Sat-Sun, 11am-5pm, People, 1560 N Milwaukee Ave (at N Damen), 773-227-9339

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