Location & Hours of Operation

737 W. Randolph
(corner of Halsted & Randolph)
Chicago, IL 60661

Sun-Fri 11am-2am
Sat 11am-3am

VS - A Battle of Art :July 11- August 1

When: 07/11/2015
Where: Drinking & Writing Theater

Next up: Green Day vs. Green Lantern

LitMash - August 3, 8pm

When: 08/03/2015
Where: Drinking & Writing Theater

Chicago Slam Works
A whole new kind of slam where Chicago's literary elite battle for ultimate bragging rights!

Monday, August 3
Doors at 7:30, Show at 8
$8 cover

The Rules:

1. Genre is entirely open to interpretation and largely irrelevant. As long as what is performed was at some point written down, it counts. This includes poetry, comedy, essay, music, etc.
2. The order in which competitors perform will be decided by random draw.
3. Performers will be given 6 minutes (and a 20 second grace period) to wow the audience and the judges. Cues will be given to the performers to indicate time. At the 6:30 mark, the performer will be forced to leave the stage. No time penalties, just pack it up and walk.
4. The performances will be judged by 5 members of the audience on a scale of 1 – 10 on qualities such as performance, content, originality, and the “wow” factor. Judges are generally chosen at random and will be interspersed throughout the crowd.

The Details:
Building on the success of the perhaps the largest literary movement of the last century, the Slam, Chicago Slam Works presents a brand new type of show using the slam format. (Chicago Slam Works, by the way, was founded by Marc Kelly Smith, the same guy who founded the poetry slam some 28 years ago. We know a thing or two about slam.) Poetry slam has grown from a raucous bar show in Chicago to a sweeping and hugely popular format in dozens of countries throughout the world. In the last number of years, story slams and comedy slams have been popping up all over the country, led by organizations such as The Moth. There is perhaps no city in America that has a more vibrant literature and performance (”live lit”) scene than Chicago, bolstering an impressive stable of internationally recognized writers in the fields of poetry, music, creative non-fiction, and comedy. The LitMash looks to bridge the omnipresent gaps between these scenes and create the one show where the city's finest creators can square off in a highly entertaining curated slam unlike any other show out there.

The Moth - StorySLAM! Monday, August 10

When: 08/10/2015
Where: Drinking & Writing Theater

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story - and The Moth's directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.

Doors open at 5:00pm, Stories start at 8:00pm  Seating fills up quickly, so plan to be early - tickets go onsale through the Moth website one week prior, and will sell out before showtime.  The theme for August is Weddings.

For Tickets Click Here

Oak Park Micro Brew Review - Saturday, August 15

When: 08/15/2015
Where: Oak Park

Join us in down town Oak Park on August 15, 2015 for the largest zero-waste, craft beer fest in the Midwest!

Featuring over 150 inventive brews from the Midwest’s finest craft breweries, live music and small plates from popular local restaurants, this is one of Chicagoland’s top craft beer festivals of the summer.

Micro Brew. Micro Waste.

Date: Saturday, August 15, 2015

Time: 3pm – 7pm

Location: Marion Street in Oak Park, IL between Lake Street and Pleasant Street

BONUS: This is the only craft beer event featuring the Illinois Craft Brewer's Guild "ReplicAle" project.
* What is "ReplicAle"?
Each year the Illinois Craft Brewer’s Guild selects a beer style for 15 or more brewers to “replicate”. Tasting these brews side by side at an event like this showcases the nuances of brewing style and technique. Don’t miss out...this is THE event where ReplicAle beers are debuted!

Transportation: Go Green! Take the CTA Green line to Harlem or the Metra to Oak Park and land yourself right at the festival entrance!

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4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament! Sunday, August 17

When: 08/16/2015
Where: Haymarket Pub & Brewery

Golf 2Tickets on sale now!!

Everyone feels better about supporting a good cause, it's a fact. We at Haymarket Pub & Brewery want to make you feel good while providing you with loads of craft beer, 18 holes of golf on a picturesque course, then feeding you as we give out awards and tell you how amazing and philanthropic you all are. Who could pass up an opportunity like this?

About the Charity:

The Brain Research Foundation is a public, nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of children, adolescents and adults who are touched by neurological disorders. The Brain Research Foundation supports neuroscience research that leads to advanced understanding of brain function in children and adults. They are committed to advance discoveries that will lead to novel treatments and prevention of all neurological diseases.

About the Outing:

We'll be playing the beautiful White Pines Golf Course in Bensenville, IL (just south of O'Hare Aiport). Free transportation will be available, once again, courtesy of Chicago Brew Bus picking up & dropping off golfers at Haymarket Pub & Brewery. The tournament will be a shot gun start and 4-man scramble format. We'll have a gift bag for each of the golfers and of course there will be contests along the way (closest to pin, longest drive, longest putt, etc.). A silent auction, awards ceremony and dinner buffet will follow the golf tournament in the White Pines club house. All money raised will go to benefit The Brain Research Foundation.

Almost forgot! There will also be delicious Craft Beer provided by Haymarket Pub & Brewery on 7 holes while you golf! Don't worry, we'll have a mulligan cart out there, too.

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Live Music by Garcia Later

When: 08/22/2015
Where: Haymarket Pub & Brewery

Jerry Band Poster

Chicago-based Jerry Garcia Tribute Band takes the Drinking & Writing Theater stage on August 22nd @ 9:30pm

No Cover!

Family Halloween Party! Saturday, October 31 11am-2pm

When: 10/31/2015

Come on out for Halloween family fun time! Craft projects, trick or treating, a pinata & we'll be showing classic kids Halloween movies.  Kids buffet and pint specials on house beers for the big kids. Costumes encouraged!  Pinata attack starts at 1pm!

January 12 - our 5th "Beerthday"!!!!!

When: 01/12/2016

While we opened on December 24, 2010, our first house beers weren't ready until January 12th.  So on this day, we'll celebrate 5 years of amazing beers!  Details and tapping list to come!

SausageFest 2016 - Saturday, February 20

When: 02/20/2016

SausageFest returns! Join us from noon-4pm on Saturday, February 20 for a celebration of sausages, beer, cheese and cider.  This is one of our favorite events of the year, and sells out fast, so be sure to secure your tickets early!

More details soon!

Tickets are all will call the day of the event. 21+ - Ticket sales begin November 1, 2015

Location & Hours of Operation

737 W. Randolph
(corner of Halsted & Randolph)
Chicago, IL 60661

Sun-Fri 11am-2am
Sat 11am-3am

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