Things to do for November 23, 2016

A Thanksgiving Drink We Can All Be Grateful For

Plus Two New Cocktail Bars, a Sinatra Tribute and a New Warby Parker Store

By Sam Eichner

Wednesday
So Much Whiskey. So Much Wine.
THAT’S THE SPIRIT

So Much Whiskey. So Much Wine.

That most hospitable West Town watering hole, Frontier, is hosting their first Black Wednesday Whiskey & Wine Fest tonight. You’ll sample your choice of over 50 whiskeys—from mainstays to small-batch favorites—while enjoying appetizers and live music. The “wine” part may or may not feel like an afterthought.

A Thanksgiving Drink We Can All Be Grateful For
PASS THE BUTTERBALL

A Thanksgiving Drink We Can All Be Grateful For

Introducing the Butterball from Pub Royale: a festive concoction of bourbon, cranberry sauce syrup, sweet-potato-washed coconut milk and tobacco bitters. It’s basically Thanksgiving in a glass. Only not gross.

Through Nov 27, $8, Pub Royale, 2049 W Division St, 773-661-6874

Friday
Two New Cocktail Bars, One Long Weekend
TWO FOR THE MONEY

Two New Cocktail Bars, One Long Weekend

You have two new cocktail bars to check out over the long weekend:

The Native: A ’70s-inspired Logan Square dive with late-night pizza and brandy Old Fashioneds.
Bodega: A mid-century modern lounge overlooking the Berkshire Room for Negroni Colada slushies and fizzy libations.

You also have this slideshow. Lucky you.

Saturday
Ella Fitzgerald. Frank Sinatra. Lobster Ravioli.
EMPIRE

Ella Fitzgerald. Frank Sinatra. Lobster Ravioli.

On Saturday night, a few talented performers will pay homage to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra at Palmer House Hilton’s historic Empire Room. Meanwhile, you and yours will drink, eat lobster ravioli and dance the night away. In summation: Sinatra + lobster ravioli = unquantifiable joy.

Sunday
Warby Parker and the Gold Coast, Together at Last
EYE CONTACT

Warby Parker and the Gold Coast, Together at Last

And before you go, we just thought you should know that Warby Parker has recently opened their second Chicago outpost, this time in the Gold Coast, where they’ll carry their full range of eyewear, including a new line of attractive fall sunglasses. You can go now.

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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