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Not hip enough for some Wicker Park bars

Not hip enough for some Wicker Park bars

I’ve done my far share of bar hopping around Wicker Park. I regularly drink sangria at Salud. I’ve played pool at Swig. I’ve had some amazing truffle fries (and beer, obviously) at Bar Bar Black Sheep. I’ve drunkenly eaten free pizza at Crocodile. I’ve had some questionable mojitos at Blue Line. I’ve been at Estelle’s…

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Thursday night swag guide

Thursday night swag guide

Living in poverty? Stuck in a place with no A/C? Tired of watching America’s Got Talent with your cat(s)? Well step your game up and get out of the house with another edition of Wicker Park Thursday Night Swag Guide. Below you will find a list of carefully curated events that are awesome and free…

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Standard Bar/Grill brings casual to Milwaukee Ave.

Standard Bar/Grill brings casual to Milwaukee Ave.

Have you noticed Standard Bar/Grill on Milwaukee Ave., yet, not far from the Jewel/K-Mart megaplex? Here’s the take from Chicago magazine’s Chaser columnist: “What’s with the sign? Looks like Barnum & Bailey presents a bar,” huffed The Creative Director as we pulled up beneath the many-bulbed marquee announcing Standard Bar/Grill, the latest incarnation of the…

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Laptop working at Map Room?

Laptop working at Map Room?

Chicago magazine’s Chaser columnist ended up at Map Room in the middle of the day on a recent Monday. Apparently the bar has wifi. Who knew? The question “Where’s your office?” borders on the existential for a freelance worker bee like me. There’s a white desk and a lumbar-friendly chair in my dining room, and…

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