Ever notice how a person’s preferred beverage can effect their watering hole choice? Stereotypically, if you enjoy sipping martinis and colorful cocktails, you probably won’t hang out in a sports bar. If vodka stirred with dub-step is your paradise then a club might be more your speed. Bars survive on gimmicks and themes and usually match their drink specials to their crowd.
With the NFC/ AFC playoffs happening and the long awaited start to the hockey season coming, many bars will be playing up their sports bar theme. Beer by the bucket and beer by the pitcher is a must for most sports fans. For example, The Sports Corner Bar and Grill is offering $15 Domestic Buckets on game days. Sports bars will definitely be making sure their beer is cold, cheap and accompanied by large flat screen TVs.
While the excitement of sports may satisfy one person, a vacation in a glass might satisfy another. Tropical themed bars put their umbrella drinks on special, like Uncle Fatty’s Friday night $10 Dreamsicle Fishbowl. People enjoy the get-away that comes with the frozen concoctions that adds to the decor and feel of the bar.
Now if you’re more of a red neck that is stuck in the big bad city, who enjoys a pitcher of beer and a strong southern comfort, then try a country themed bar. Bars, like Houndstooth in Wrigleyville, host weekly country nights with $6 Domestic pitchers on tap and $5 Jameson shots on special. Houndstooth is known for it’s country nights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Its all about you, your beverage and the theme that fits your needs. So before you go out sit back and think about what you really want your night out to entail. Is the night focused on who’s going to win the big game or what DJ is going to be spinning your song? Are you looking to attend a Luau or party with the cowboys?
Chicago’s Nightlife has a theme and drink special for everyone.