Things to do for July 26, 2017

A Very Kendrick Lamar Pop-Up and a Very Fond Goodbye to Bar Deville

And a New Brewery to Bring It All Home

By Sarah Freeman

Kendrick Lamar: The Pop-Up

Kendrick Lamar: The Pop-Up

Kendrick Lamar is taking over the United Center. He’s also taking over a slightly smaller venue in the West Loop with a DAMN pop-up shop. It’ll have exclusive merch like hats that say “DAMN,” sweatshirts that say “DAMN,” t-shirts that say “DAMN.” In conclusion: damn.

The South Side’s New Brewery Will See You Now

The South Side’s New Brewery Will See You Now

Chicago’s newest brewery just landed on the far South Side. Open Outcry has it all. Brick walls. Timber ceilings. Wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas served out of a food truck. Overall, not a bad place to grab a Speculator Cream Ale.

Last Call For Bar DeVille

Last Call For Bar DeVille

Bar DeVille, West Town’s preferred establishment for downing Malört and dancing to ’90s throwbacks, is closing. Yes, after nine years, the party is about to be over at the beloved equal opportunity supplier of classic drinks and dance parties. But first, one last party.

Closing July 29, Bar DeVille, 701 N Damen Ave, 312-929-2349

Good Beer. Circus Performers. The Roots.

Good Beer. Circus Performers. The Roots.

Tour de Fat is coming back with all the circus performers, marching bands and beer you expect from New Belgium’s annual escapade. And The Roots. They’ll be there headlining this year’s beer fest on Northerly Island. We’ve found it’s best to end on a Roots note whenever possible.

A Very Meaty Backyard BBQ

A Very Meaty Backyard BBQ

Your steak on the barbecue plans just got a bit better thanks to the Boeufhaus guys, who will do the cooking for you. You just sit back. Perhaps with a beer. Perhaps with a frozen margarita. It’s all happening in the Sportsman’s Club backyard and you can be part of it. Lucky you.

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Sarah Freeman

Sarah Freeman is often accused of hiding secrets in her hair. She can make any cocktail, as long as that cocktail is a rye Old Fashioned, and has never met a saison she didn’t like.

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