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New bars open all the time in Chicago – some Al Capone-themed tiki bar or Australian beer garden probably just opened around the corner from wherever you’re currently located. But there’s no better place to drink than a classic. So we compiled a list of our favorites – the places we find ourselves returning to […]

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary, and my birthday, by going to Chicago for three nights. My wife plans these trips and occasionally consults with me. We were packing a lot in. -Nice downtown hotel booked cheaply on an internet travel site. -Dinner at a Pilsen steakhouse restaurant with the kids. -Chilling at a […]

At age 18, Scott Ligon spent his nights getting paid to play guitar and his days shopping for records. It was 1988, and he was one of the rising regulars of the St. Louis bar-band scene. He knew his blues, his rock-and-roll and had days’ worth of country and soul covers in his head. One […]