Thirst Aid: 12 Hot Spots for Cool Bevs
August is landing and the need for some serious summer thirst quenchers! Check out 12 of the hottest places to get a frosty bev that you can sip al fresco, for dine-in or carryout in Chicago’s Proudest Neighborhood.
Add a pop of cool citrus flavor to your night with our Yuzu Smash! Our speciality cocktail faturing Edinburgh Gin will make any night a minty cool one.
yoshiscafe.com – (773) 248-6160
Our Barrel-Aged Ransom Gin Mule, ice cold & in copper, as god intended. On special for $9/ea during our new Monday All-Night Happy Hour. get. it.⠀
woodchicago.com – (773) 935-9663
Celebrate Summer with Sidetrack’s Signature Frozen Cocktails. Enjoy a FROZÉ featuring Stoli Razberi & Martini & Rossi Rosé, an Effen Black Cherry Buzz or if you’re feeling a little blue order a cocktail mixed with Red Bull’s new Coconut Berry Energy Drink. Sidetrack is now open for outdoor seating on our Front Patio and Rooftop Deck daily till 11pm.
Enjoy a colorful cocktail on the Sidewalk Patio, in the flower-filled Beer Garden, or take a break from the heat and choose an indoor table. Roscoe’s bartenders will prepare you the perfect beverage while you enjoy tasty bar snacks, delicious salads and wraps, mountainous sandwiches, and the signature Mini Roscoe’s Burgers.
roscoes.com – 773-281-3355
On the left: Cucumber Lime Lark Cooler- Three olives cucumber lime vodka, Elderflower, lime juice, champagne and Bon & Viv hard seltzer
On the right: Cucumber Watermelon Margarita- Cucumber infused Villa One Tequila, watermelon bols, lime juice and agave. Rimmed with Tajin
larkchicago.com – (773) 799-8968
Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
Let the troubles of the world fade away with each sip of a Kit Kat-tini. Over 100 specialty martinis to choose from. Clockwise from left:
Lychee Passion – Three Olives Vodka, Lychee liqueur, passion fruit juice, passion fruit puree & champagne
Jolly Rancher – Three Olives Watermelon Vodka, lemon juice & apple puree
Call Me a Cab – Three Olives Watermelon vodka, Watermelon liqueur & a splash of sugar free Red Bull
Cool as a Cucumber- Three Olives Cucumber Vodka, triple sec, lime juice & simple syrup
kitkatchicago.com – 773-525-1111
Pick your poison: Ass Kicker, Nuthin’ But A Gin Thang, Uptown Sangria, Ol’ Dirty Fashioned
furiousramen.com – (773) 697-9085
Half off Margarita Wednesdays! Enjoy on our festive patio.
fajitame.com – (773) 770-4618
El Mariachi Tequila Bar
Always make time for the things you love, like drinking margaritas! We’re featuring Tanteo Tequila Margaritas in August and a 4 course Tanteo Tequila Patio Dinner 8/27. Shown left to right: Mango Habanero, Grilled Pineapple Chipotle, Cucumber Jalapeno.
Upsidedown Popsicle: A gourmet blackberry popsicle dunked in sparkling lemon water that keeps your drink cold and adds flavor over time. Reserve an indoor table.
elevatecoffee.us – (773) 857-3002
DS Tequila Co.
Try the Cadillac Margarita: Horritos Blanco Tequila, Cointreau, lime & orange juice.
Agave Nectar Margarita: Sauza Signature Blue Reposado Tequila, organic agave nectar, lime juice.
Photo: Instagram @lilwaistbigtaste
dstequila.com – (773) 697-9127
Drew’s on Halsted
Cool down with White or red sangria. Spanish wine, fresh fruit, mango purée, fresh orange, lemon and lime. Brandy, orange liqueur.
drewsonhalsted.com – (773) 244-9191
The Chicago Diner
Check out The Chicago Diner’s newest member of their dairy-free milkshake family: BANANA! What a treat for our banana lovers! Order all their shake flavors at their new online menu. Daily 12-8pm, Brunch til 3pm for delivery & carryout.
veggiediner.com – (773) 935-6696
Survey: Should the name Boystown be changed?
The name Boystown has been in popular use by the LGBTQ+ community for more than twenty years, but is it time for a change?
Northalsted is reaching out to the community for everyone’s feedback. Go to northalsted.com/survey to respond by Sept 14.