BUCKTOWN— Two tonight-only happenings offer Bucktown residents and visitors very different ways to cap off a mostly cloudy and possibly flurry-filled Monday.
Floyd's Pub, 1944 N. Oakley St. (at Armitage) is one of just three city pubs tapped to debut "Johnny Quests Thinks We're Sellouts," a new IPA from not-yet-open Lakeview Brewery DryHop tonight.
The beer, described as a "a citrusy, black IPA with low bitterness," is the fifth beer collaboration DryHop has released but the first one to be released in kegs to bars.
Floyd's hours are 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. (Fun fact: Floyd's Pub earned Chicago landmark status for its ties to a Milwaukee brewer. The 'tied Schlitz house' was built in 1898 and once exclusively sold Schlitz beer.)
Ready to party? It's a big week for community group holiday parties, with one happening every day of the work week this week. The Bucktown Community Organization will host its annual gala/fundraiser at Hot Chocolate, 1747 N. Damen Ave. tonight. The $75 per person ticket includes a special menu by chef Mindy Segal, custom cocktails and a silent auction featuring donated items from area shops. Proceeds benefit neighborhood beautification projects and programming like the popular Bucktown Garden Walk, according to Steve Jensen, president of the BCO.