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Underground Wonder Bar Celebrates New Home

Underground Wonder Bar Celebrates New Home

Since 1989, Lonie Walker’s Underground Wonder Bar was inside a tiny garden-level spot at 10 E Walton. About a year ago, they moved to an interim location beneath The Joynt at Dearborn and Erie. Finally, on Sunday, the late-night lounge will celebrate its official re-opening in its new, more spacious location at 710 N. Clark,…

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PHOTOS: Local big ten fans bleed scarlet and gray

PHOTOS: Local big ten fans bleed scarlet and gray

Die-hard Ohio State fans frequently rally at Mickey’s Bar & Patio to cheer on the Buckeyes, and despite Saturday’s less than impressive weather, dozens showed up (and out) to support the long-standing rivalry against the Michigan Wolverines. I felt like I’d traveled back in time to the north side of OSU’s campus where my girlfriends…

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Thanksgiving away from home. remixed.

Thanksgiving away from home. remixed.

  “Oh, there’s nooo place like hooome for the holidays!” That’s a great song, but what if you’re a student who can’t get home for Thanksgiving? Jack’s Bar and Grill and 404 Wine Bar extend their warm and welcoming establishments during the holiday for those stuck in their dorm rooms, modest apartments, or hell, just…

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I don't wanna grow up...

I don’t wanna grow up…

So I joined the workforce a few months ago (thank God, done with grad school…) and have spent this fall trying to get used to the 9 to 5 (or 8 to 6, hello American work ethic) life.  It’s very odd being grown up.  But even if some days I worry I’ll actually grow up,…

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Pure insanity at Sedgwick’s after the World Series

Pure insanity at Sedgwick’s after the World Series

Have you heard? The St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series. Ninety-nine percent of Chicagoans don’t care; but for that elusive one percent, it was one of the most joyous occasions of their lives. I really only have three things to say about this: Cardinals fans in Chicago are die-hards.  They live in the city…

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Get by with a little help from my friends

Get by with a little help from my friends

Alternately titled: Sh*t Show! October 2008 will (hopefully) go down in history as the worst month I’ve had (October 2011 is quickly becoming a contender for best, but that’s besides the point ). After acting like what my father so lovingly referred to as “a pig in sh*t” for my first two years in Chicago…

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The Great Debate: Where to watch the game

The Great Debate: Where to watch the game

I grew up in a family where football reigned supreme. Every fall, Fridays were spent at high school stadiums, Saturdays the TV blared with the Pitt game, and Sundays were black and yellow fever—either at Three Rivers Stadium (R.I.P.) or in the comfort of our own home. There were rules. Little to no talking. Women…

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An owl'right experience at The Owl

An owl’right experience at The Owl

The Owl is a new bar at 2521 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Logan Square. I saw the announcement on Thrillist a few weeks ago and was immediately interested in checking it out (I have an owl “thing”). So, I met a friend for happy hour, but as it happens, the bar doesn’t open until 7:00…

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