Chicago Cinco in Craft Beer, May 3-6
today at 12:42 am
This week gets busy due to Cinco de Mayo falling snack in the middle of it. I have tried to sort out events at knwon good beer spots, even if they might not mention specific beer specials. Just trying to weed out the same olf “buckeys of Corona.”
4:00 – 11:00 pm • Special Inauguration Hours
Nightshade and Dark’s Pandemonium Brewing, 216 W. Clayton St., Waukegan, IL (847) 445-2467 Map
To accommodate those attending the city council meeting and inauguration of Wakegan’s first woman mayor we will be open from 4pm to 11pm. Waukegan’s own Up In Smoke will be serving BBQ until 9pm. There will be a limited number of racks of ribs available for walk in’s. Come and celebrate.
7:00 – 8:30 pm • Yahtzee Game Night
Evil Horse Brewing Co., 1338 Main St., Crete, IL 708-304-2907 Map
We’re playing YAHTZEE (in a socially distanced way, of course!). Come with a group of your besties, or just by yourself. We will play 4 rounds of Yahtzee, and the group with the best average score wins! You can play with 2 or more in your group. If you don’t have a group, we’ll set you up! Feel free to bring your own Yahtzee set if you’d prefer, but we’ll have plenty of sets to play with as well.
Tuesday, May 4
2:00 pm • Side Lot Bingo!
Side Lot Brewery, 110 Slocum Lake Rd., Wauconda, IL 847-714-2584 Map
We’re playing Bingo again!
Get ready to shake your balls every Tuesday night at Side Lot Brewery. Limited seating is available both inside and outside. Reservations are HIGHLY recommended.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER THE PROPERTY & ANYTIME YOU’RE NOT SEATED. If this is a problem, stay home.
Wednesday, 5 de Mayo
Elmhurst Brewing Cinco
Elmhurst Brewing Co., 171 N. Addison Ave., Elmhurst, IL 630-834-2739 Map
May 5th we’re cooking up a little something special for Cinco De Mayo! If you love our classic Sponge Bob Margarita Pants, just wait till you see the variations Get your reservations in now, this is surely not the party to miss (630) 834-BREW (2739)
11:00 am – 8:00 pm • BCS Wednesdays at Goose Island Clybourn
Goose Island Brewhouse, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL (312) 915-0071 Map
Join us for another round of special BCS tapings Wednesdays this spring. In honor of the transitions of seasons, we’ll be throwing on some older or rarer BCS and also some new fresh BCS from the 2020 lineup. Plus you get to take home a mini snifter glass while supplies last.
Tap lineup TBA
Join us for indoor or outdoor dining, make your reservation now.
*Limited availability. First come, first served. On-site consumption only.
11:30 am – 9:00 pm • Cinco de Mayo at the Station
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW Map
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the Station with food and drink specials, including:
• Coctel de Camarón
• Chicken Enchiladas Verdes
• Steak Quesadilla Dinner
• Fried Shrimp Tacos
• …and Drink Specials!
12:00 – 8:00 pm • Cinco de Mayo with Tacos Marios
Riverlands Brewing Co., 1860 Dean St. Unit A, St. Charles, IL (630) 549-6293 Map
Ready to get your Cinco de Mayo on?
Award winning food truck Tacos Marios will be here ALL DAY serving up tacos (their al pastor is OMGSOGOOD), burritos, and much, much more starting right at noon.
Hit us up for lunch with your team and get 1/2 OFF ALL DRAFTS from noon to 4pm. Or, swing by after work for your food and beer fix. Either way, we plan to party.
12:00 pm • McCarty Mills 5 de Mayo
McCarty Mills Taproom, 140 S. River St., Aurora, IL (630) 229-0451 Map
Salsa Verde Chicken Pozole Served with traditional garnishings and tostadas.
Preorders available at McCartyMills.com
Casa Humilde beer specials • $5 Maizals • $6 Pepino Micheladas • $6 Tamarindo Micheladas;
3:00 – 6:00 pm • Cinco de Mayo with Burn ‘n Bull!
Skeleton Key Brewery, 8102 Lemont Rd., Unit 300, Woodridge, IL (630) 395-9033 Map
* Tacos & more from Burn ‘n Bull, starting at 5pm
* Margarita-style sour beer (our Paintball Fight kettle sour with lime elixir and a salted rim)
* Cervezas Picantes (cans of Cold Fresh Joy with a hot-sauced lid and a sprinkle of Tajin — like a Michelada that mixes itself with every sip!)
* Metalachi playing on the stereo (mariachi covers of metal songs)
3:00 – 7:00 pm • A Stitch in Lime – Cinco at the Hop’d
Sew Hop’d Brewery & Taproom, One Union Special Plaza, Ste. 113, Huntley, IL (815) 701-8819 Map
Del Toro Street Taco is celebrating the day with our friends at Sew Hop’d Brewery. Cheers!
Tacos, Salsa, Guacamole, Elote, Queso
4:00 – 7:00 pm • Cinco de Drinko de Mayo
The Red Barn Restaurant and Brewery, 303 E. Kensington Rd., Mount Prospect, IL (847) 749-0064 Map
Chef Rafa got his Jam on with these specials! DO NOT MISS THIS! the Cheesy Birria Quesa Tacos if you’ve never heard of or tried are ridiculous!
4:00 – 7:00 pm • Drinko de Mayo Week at Wolfden
Wolfden Brewing, 112 W. Lake St., Bloomingdale, IL (847) 610-5117 Map
We will have a Special Cinco de Mayo Menu all week!
Including…Micheladas • Margaritas • Sangria • Queso Dip & Chips • Carnitas & Elote • Tajin rimmed Beer • Fog of Dawn Beer Release
7:00 pm • Frida Kahlo Paint Party
Oak Park Brewing Co., 155 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL 708-445-0272 Map
Frida Kahlo Paint Party- Cinco de Mayo
Socially distanced and IN PERSON!
Studio 928 will celebrate Frida Kahlo in this lively paint and sip.
There will be fun TRIVIA while you paint and sip! We pre-draw the images on canvas for you. We TEACH, about brushes, mixing colors and painting technique. You paint with us in Oak Park Brewery’s private event space. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
6 PM is suggested arrival time to allow time for food and drinks. PAINTING STARTS promptly at 7pm.
ALL materials provided. TRIVIA participation is optional
A 15% gratuity is added to food and beverage checks.
PLEASE NOTE the minimum tickets you can purchase is TWO.
We’re offering tables for 2, 4 and 6 guests due to social distancing guidelines.
Additionally, please note only DRINKS are allowed at the ART tables. So if you’d like to try the Brewery’s amazing food, pls arrive early.
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram page for event updates and specials.
$80.00 – $240.00, available here.
7:00 – 10:00 pm • The Sandlot Trivia
The Brass Tap, 14225 95th Ave. Ste. 400, Orland Park, IL 708-226-1827 Map
Who is the narrator of the movie?
What is the name of The Beast?
Who was the Great Bambino?
What is the name of the lifeguard that “saves” Squints?
If you can answer these questions get your team of up to 4 people together and come win some prizes!
Hosted by Finer Points Trivia!
**Call during business hours to make a reservation 708-226-1827
50% off ALL Bottles of Wine
$6 Glasses of Large House Wine Pours
7:30 – 9:30 pm • 80s/90s Trivia
Global Brew Tap House, 2100 Prairie St., Saint Charles, IL 630-549-0397 Map
Dig out your leg warmers and parachute pants! We are going to have a totally rad 80’s & 90’s trivia at GB Saint Charles! We are time warping back to 80’s and 90’s for a night of bodacious trivia!! And don’t forget to dress up for bonus points!!!! It’s going to be totally cool!
Thursday, May 6
Chicken Thursday at Pollyanna Brewing in St. Charles
Pollyanna – St. Charles, 106 S. Riverside Ave., St. Charles, IL (630) 549-7372 Map
The Country Grill Chicagoland Chicken Truck brings finest rotisserie specialties to the Pollyanna Brewing in St. Charles! Swing by for dinner and some fine beers!
Serving 3-7 pm and 10 pm to 2 am.
2:00 – 5:00 pm • Beer Release: Things We Don’t Say (Hazy IPA)
Sketchbook Brewing Co., 821 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL (847) 859-9051 Map
& Sketchbook Brewing Co. – Skokie, 4901 Main St., Skokie, IL (847) 588-0652 Map
Sketchbook is honored to join Eagle Park Brewing, Hope For The Day, and 140+ breweries around the world in brewing our own take on Things We Don’t Say: Craft Beer For Mental Health.
30% of profits from taproom sales (both locations) of Sketchbook’s Things We Don’t Say™ Hazy IPA (draft and can) thru the month of May will be donated to Hope for The Day.
Look for more ways to engage in this campaign during the month of may…and consider taking Hope for the Day’s signature training.
Mental illness has touched everyone at Sketchbook in some way. We have found that three keys for mental wellness- a sense of purpose, a sense of belonging, and unconditional acceptance- are uniquely present in the craft beer industry with deeply passionate and creative people and we strive to foster that in our brewery.
We have seen the lovely honest conversations that happen in the taproom and encourage people to show up exactly how they are. Those connections can be lifelines to someone struggling with mental illness. We support this cause whole-heartedly and can’t wait for the closer relationships that wait on the other side of this pandemic.
7:00 – 8:30 pm • Molly’s Cupcakes & Cocktails
Tapville Social – Naperville, 216 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL (630) 536-8739 Map
Tapville Social is pairing Molly’s Cupcakes with signature cocktails. Join us for a event to sample four delicious Molly’s Cupcakes and four selected hand-crafted cocktails. Tickets $35 at this link.
7:30 – 7:30 pm • Schitt’s Creek Trivia
Elmhurst Brewing Co., 171 N. Addison Ave., Elmhurst, IL 630-834-2739 Map
May 6th we will have Schitt’s Creek trivia here at Elmhurst Brewing. Reservations are encouraged and there are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Call us at (630) 834-BREW (2739) to reserve a table