With an entire menu of “beertails” this German beer hall is the place to start when exploring liquor and ale combinations. The seasonal menu uses Pilsners to wheat beers and rye to vodka, we recommend the Berlin Whiskey Blitz with Templeton rye whiskey, Spaten Optimator, orange liqueur, mint-orange simple syrup and Angostura bitters.
This version of a bloody Mary features all the classics – Effen cucumber vodka, tomato juice and hot sauce in a salted glass – with one special addition. It is topped with a little Lone Star Beer. What’s the best part? The remainder of the beer acts as a sidecar.
Literally over flowing with Chicago spirit, the Chi75 is a unique concoction is a take of the French 75. Instead of champagne it uses Chicago’s own 312 and replaces gin with Malort. It has all of the elegance of the classic cocktail with none of the class.
Maybe save this drink for when summer returns and the hot sun beats down on our face while sitting on the patio. Sorry we got lost in a daydream. In that dream, we were sipping a Michelada made with Tecate, lime and house-made hot sauce, served in a salt-rimmed glass over ice.