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Things to do for August 15, 2013
Canned Beer, Bathing Suits and a Mechanical Bull
You feel the need. The need for weekend.
Your Cabin in the Woods. On Damen.
Ripasso, the snug Bucktown Italian joint, has morphed into something a little unexpected: a homey cabin retreat named Starland. Think of it as your personal getaway for cold beer, board games, meat loaf sandwiches and a Ruby Slipper, a grapefruity take on Malört. Also unexpected.
Bye, Empire Liquors. Hi, Revel Room.
Hipster dance shack Empire Liquors has booted its DJs and is now this rather handsome beer-and-cocktail joint. But with burgundy booths, bookshelves, 30 beers by the can and drinks like the Meg’s Field, a brandy-and-ginger-beer cocktail, it’s still got some moves.
The Air & Water Show. Done Right.
Your minimum viewing requirements for the Air & Water Show: a seat, a buffet and a cocktail. But we’ve scored some last-minute enhancements. Mention UrbanDaddy and you’ll get front-row seats and an upgrade to premium liquor. Basically, you’re being bumped up to first class.
Just a Humongous Sidewalk Sale
Wicker Park and Bucktown are teaming up for one long end-of-summer sidewalk sale. Everyone from Apartment Number 9 to Carhartt is willing to part with their shoes, their summery jackets, their linen chinos and their bathing suits. Basically, they’re you at a pool party.
Bull Riding in Lincoln Park
If riding a mechanical bull wasn’t on your weekend agenda, well, it is now. Kirkwood Bar & Grill is going full-blown honky-tonk on Saturday, offering whiskey, beer, pulled-pork sandwiches and your chance at eight seconds of glory. Yes, we’re referring to the mechanical bull.