Summer WingFest Restaurant Announced: Hopsmith

HopSmithLogoHere 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.

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Restaurant Announced for Summer WingFest: Reggies!

ReggiesLogoREGGIES brings a music fan’s ultimate dream to reality with a terrific bar and grill, kickin’ rock club, and a music lover’s record store — all under one roof!

On September 8, 2007, REGGIES opened its doors, transformed from a once run-down auto bumper repair shop. Now home to one of Chicago’s hottest music scenes, REGGIES has hosted the Tragically Hip, Alkaline Trio, Gaslight Anthem, Carl Palmer, Supersuckers, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Screeching Weasel, and many other top acts.

Often ranked high in the BBQ category, Reggies won that categories top honors in 2012 and 2014.

Remember, Summer WingFest is Text-To-Win, so vote for Reggies at the event!

Restaurant Announced: 12 Street Wings

12StreetLogo WingFest welcomes Rookies: 12 Street Wings! 12 Street Wings is your destination for a family friendly Wing spot, a place to watch all the games, and enjoy a wide variety of good beers.
Our menu (both food and alcohol) are expertly crafted to compliment one another bringing you flavors guaranteed to bring you back for more.