Nightlife: In The Hood



Nightlife: In The Hood
in the hood...
Megan Zotis
moe’s cantina
Chicagoans appreciate two things – sports
mately formed. Why did the bars do so
and spirits! This mentality is the backbone for
well around the ball park? Eighty-one home
one of Chicago’s most well-known neighbor-
games per season plus play-offs meant an
hoods, Wrigleyville. This neighborhood was
extra eighty-one Saturday nights per year! In
built around Wrigley Field. Prior to the devel-
between innings, fans have the opportunity to
opment of the ballpark, it was a nondescript
experience what the tailgating neighborhood
subsection of Lakeview. The ballpark attracted
had to offer.
so much culture that a community was ulti82
Moe’s Cantina
3518 N. Clark, 773.248.0002
unveiled their new rooftop garden and they
are coordinating specials to coincide with the
beginning of summer. This month, partake
This bar (which features garage doors that
in their outdoor specials which include Stoli
retract in the summer) is an inevitable stop-
pitchers ($20 first/$15 per refill) or buckets of
ping point on your tirades through the Wrig-
Corona ($15) on Saturdays and Sundays.
leyville scene. And why wouldn’t it be? With
their delectable small plates, incredible music
and primetime location – Moe’s Cantina is
perfect for after work snacks or a late night
Rockit Bar & Grill
3700 N. Clark, 312.645.4400
binge. Enjoy the al fresco atmosphere or ven-
SCENE readers are familiar with Rockit Bar
ture inside and position yourself in front of one
& Grill located in River North and this spring
of the ten 50” plasmas.
they can get to know their new location. Don’t
worry readers; the infamous Black Angus
Casey Moran’s
Burger a la pretzel bun will be making an
appearance at the new locale. In fact, much
of the W. Hubbard location will be making its
way to Clark Street including their antler chandeliers and some River North staffers. Think of
the venue as a mini Rockit with a huge patio
conveniently stationed on Clark and Waveland. Need an additional perk before visiting
the new venue? Billy will certainly bring in a
few celebrity friends. }}
Casey Moran’s
rockit bar & grill
3660 N. Clark, 773.755.4444
Casey Moran’s ensures that every seat within
their sprawling sports bar is a good seat. With
thirty 52” plasmas, you won’t miss a moment of
quality Cubs footage. Casey Moran’s recently
John Barleycorn
3524 N. Clark, 773.549.6000
John Barleycorn has so much to offer its
patrons. Let’s face it … there’s a line to enter
before and after every game. Plan on coming
early and staying late! With a full menu of
appetizers, sandwiches and salads to choose
from, this venue has some of the greatest bar
food in the area. Stop by on Saturday night to
get your groove on to the beats of nationally
renowned DJs. Be sure to keep your eye on
Barleycorn’s website,, for
rebel bar & grill
Rebel Bar & Grill
3462 N. Clark, 773.975.2010
a list of events during the month of May!
3478 N. Clark, 773.883.0300
Rebel Bar & Grill will be holding two of the
There is much to raise your glass to at Uber-
hottest theme parties in the month of May.
stein this May. Every Friday night the sounds
May 5, Rebel will celebrate Cinco de Mayo
of accordions blast throughout this venue
and during Memorial Day Weekend a tiki
from live polka bands. Thursday nights fea-
party will help ring in the summer months. But
ture $7 liters of any beer. This venue carries
those aren’t the only things that Rebel has to
offer for the month of May. Every Wednesday night is trivia night. Starting at 8 pm you
and your friends can play against other teams
while munching on $2 burger and fries and
sharing ice cold buckets of Miller Lite and
Coors Light beers ($12/bucket). Rebel Bar
& Grill opens early for Cubs games and the
kitchen stays open until last call.
a variety of Munich beers with their specialty
being Maibock. German tradition states that
Harry caray’s tavern
Maibock is tapped the last week in April, just
in time to ring in the month of May. This bar
ensures you’ll have an uber good time.
The Central
3466 N. Clark, 773.880.2222
Located in the heart of Wrigleyville, The Central is not your typical sports bar. They combine
a relaxed ambiance with the entertainment
of a sports bar. It’s a perfect place to meet
Harry Caray’s
3551 N. Sheffield, 773.327.7800
friends after a Cubs victory (or to shamelessly
drown your sorrows after a defeat). If you’re
Harry Caray is still doing what he did best in
looking for a bargain, head to The Central on
his lifetime … entertaining Cubs fans. If you
Friday nights where the special is $5 martinis,
can’t spring for tickets in the park, we encour-
Bacardi bombs and appetizers.
age root, root, rooting for the home team
in Caray’s Wrigleyville namesake. The menu
features incredible pub grub; including an
assortment of delicious Paninis. However, we
recommend the Holy Cow! Burger Bar for
patrons with an appetite. When the Cubs are
home, the venue opens at 10 am. Get there
early as it’s always packed!
Morgan Club
1060 W. Addison
Harry Caray Restaurant Group and Rum
Conglomerate Captain Morgan have stumbled on a gold mine. During the Cubs home
$50. Vines on Clark is a huge fan of the Cubs
and opens their doors at 10 am game days.
Metro/Smart Bar
3730 N. Clark, 773.549.0203
Metro and Smart Bar have the inside track to
the hottest tunes in town. Whether you come
to rock out to live music or get down to the best
beats from the hottest DJs, these venues provide both. Former performers have included
The Fray, OneRepublic and Josh Kelley. Friday,
Captain morgan club
May 8, the Plain White T’s will be playing at
opener, the two unveiled their renovated restaurant space in the southeast corner of Wrig-
Metro. Tickets are $20 and doors open at 6
pm. The show begins at 7 pm. scene
ley Field. One of the biggest benefits is that
both the general public and ticket holders alike
can gain admittance. While their menu is brief,
you can always munch on ballpark favorites
(including nachos and hotdogs). Ensure you
wash it down with a cool Rum and Coke!
Vines on Clark
3554 N. Clark, 773.327.8572
Vines on Clark is known for their great outdoor patio. On warm summer evenings it is
the perfect place to kick back and relax with
friends. Thursday trivia nights are a blast at
Vines. Winner gets half off their tab of up to
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