Welcome to the Butchers Tap! First time at WingFest
WingFest mainstays since 2005, Timothy O’Tooles has put up some of the most consistently delicious wings in Chicago! Welcome back Timmy!
In their First WingFest appearance since 2010, the legendary High Dive is back! Best of luck out there guys!
Hot of a BEST OF FEST win at our Winter WingFest, Buffalo Wings & Rings are back to spread their… wait for it…. wings once more!
After a legenday 1st place win in the Exotic Category back in 2010, Take Me Out was absent from WingFest. We are stoked to have them back again! Welcome back TMO!
Fresh off a First Place in Hot and Second Place in Exotic at our Winter WingFest, Output Lounge returns! Welcome back guys!
This will be the follow up to their rookie appearance at WingFest this past February, where they placed 2nd in the BBQ category. Happy to have Lincoln Square Lanes!
Here for their first WingFest, new comers Hopsmith! The Prohibition Era has a special place in Chicago’s history. It is from this time that Al Capone, America’s “best known gangster,” came to become one of the most recognized symbols of lawlessness stimulated by prohibition in Chicago.
This uneasy relationship between gangsters and the public, who were trying to get what they were denied by government, helped define our city during this time. These underground heroes were referred to as “Hopsmiths” known as experts who produced the finest beer for locals to enjoy in secret safe-havens throughout Chicago.
In honor of the Hopsmith, who perfected this tradition serving a fundamental need during Prohibition, The Big Onion Tavern Group would like to announce the opening of their newest location; Hopsmith Tavern, located at 15 W. Division in the heart of the Gold Coast.
Favorite Show: The Sopranos
Favorite Movie: The Untouchables
Favorite Book: The Devil in the White City
Personality: Dark and Dapper
The last time The Fifty/50 was at WingFest was 2009. Summer WingFest is attracting them back! Welcome back, and best of luck!
2015 Winter WingFest Rookie of the Year Whisk is back! They placed in both the Hot and BBQ at our competitive winter event. Definately one to visit at the Summer WingFest!