Thursday, May 14, 2015

Chicago Craft Beer Week: Perennial Artisan Ales Tap Takeover

Kris Nagy, our resident beer dude, just loves Chicago Craft Beer Week. And not just because he gets to repeat his mantra, “Live every week like it’s craft beer week.” It’s also because every beer aficionados’ spidey senses start tingling and Twitter blows up with all the amazing brews everyone’s sampling.

Hey, some people get this jazzed about the Westminster Dog Show. Everybody’s gotta have a hobby.

To celebrate, we’re turning over our half our taps to a killer brewery out of St. Louis: Perennial Artisan Ales! It’s the latest in a long history of awesome Tap Takeovers. Starting tonight at 5pm, you’ll find these awesome ales in the mix: Aria, Saison de Lis, Hommel Bier and Regalia. Looking for that really special something? We’re tapping the highly sought after Abraxas at — drumroll please — 9pm!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A Very Special Birthday Menu!

We’re having a birthday tomorrow night, and classic us, we got ourselves some pretty cool gifts.

Like a bunch of cocktails from days gone by. Miss the Weathered Axe? Us, too! So we put it on Thursday’s menu. Along with the PiƱa Colada, Last Light, and Feat of Strength, as pictured so beautifully above!  

We’ve had some really fun times over the past years, and that didn’t happen all by ourselves, so we enlisted the help of our beloved alumni to round out this party menu. Four Scofflaw bartenders from yesteryear contributed four awesome special cocktails for the occasion:

Pete Gugni’s Hanky Panky Sour (Beefeater Gin, Carpano Antica, Lemon, Fernet, Soda); Griffin Elliot’s Mr. Fantastic (Silver Coin Tequila, Habanero Cordial, Lemon, Grapefruit, Salt, Mint); Uby Khawaja’s Deco Step (Fords Gin, Kina L'Avion D'Or, Fernet Branca); and Doug Phillips’s Sleeper (Broker’s Gin, Escorial, Honeydew, Lime, Orange Bitters).

We love beer, too, so we’re also tapping a super duper limited release of Coffee Dino S'mores from Off Color Brewing!

Don’t worry we won’t let you drink all those fabulous drinks without proper pairings. Also on the menu is a $3 menu! Featuring: Cornmeal-Crusted Fried Pickles, Steak Tacos, Fried Chicken & a Biscuit, Spam Musubi, Muffuletta Sliders and Shoofly Pie!

See — we told you we tend to go overboard for a party. The festivities begin at 5pm on Thursday, March 12th and last until we drink and eat everything (or 2am, when we are legally obligated to close)!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Happy 3rd Birthday, Us!

Our 3rd Birthday is right around the corner on Thursday, March 12th and in celebration of leaving our Terrible Two’s, we’re bringing back four cocktails from the past!

Head on over to Facebook and add your vote to make sure your favorite Scofflaw cocktail of yesteryear makes it into the top spot!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Find Your New Favorites

We’ve added a whole new gang of favorites to our menu! And because we care so much for you, each dish has been specifically engineered we mean through deliciousness  to take the sting out of Winter! 

Brown Ricotta & Bitter Green Tortelloni
Braised Short Rib
Cornmeal-Crusted Po' Boy
Bacon, Fig & Blue Cheese Turnovers

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A Very Beer-y Brunch

Hometown heroes, Spiteful Brewing, are stopping by for brunch this Saturday. And they’re too polite to arrive empty handed. We’re tapping their Absinthe Barrel-Aged Klutzy Buffoon Saison with Cherries. It’s the perfect brunch companion at 5.8%! Plus, the cherry aspect put this brew firmly in the fruit juice category of a balanced breakfast.

You’re an educated drinker, so your first question is: Yes, but in which absinthe barrel did they age this delightful concoction? Spiteful Brewing is interested in only the finest, so they sourced barrels from Letherbee Distillers, a supremely cool Chicago spirits company that’s always had a home behind our bar and in many of our cocktails.

We’re mixing up a special Letherbee cocktail, featuring two of their spirits in honor of this momentous partnership: Letherbee Gin, Cherry Heering, Carpano Bianco Vermouth, Angostura Bitters, Letherbee Aged Absinthe.

With a brunch party like this, there’s no such thing as one and done. So, we’re whipping up an extra special brunch special to prolong your drinking experience: Chicken Bouillabaisse, with PEI Mussels, Littleneck Clams, Grilled Baguette, Housemade Rouille.

We start beer brunching at noon on Saturday, December 6th!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Spreading Holiday Cheer

Do you like smiling? Is smiling your favorite? We’ve got a great reason for you to smile during the holiday season: giving help to those who need it.

We’re collecting unopened, non-perishable food items and new, unopened and unwrapped toys for children 14 and under, in collaboration with the Chicago Police Department’s 14th District.

You can drop off donated items right here at Scofflaw. In fact, we lovingly — and expertly — wrapped a shiny donation box to make things a bit more festive. We’ll only be collecting items until December 19th, so don’t wait to donate!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

New Year's Eve at Scofflaw

We’re close to the finish line and it’s almost 2015 — a year we’ve been waiting for ever since Back to the Future II: we were promised hoverboards!

As always, we’re here to help you ring in the New Year with a classy, sparkly, and cocktail-fueled party! Your ticket purchase secures your spot and provides all of your party needs:

  • Hors d'oeuvres!
  • Open bar!*
  • DJ for special end-of-year dance moves!
  • Champagne toast at midnight!

Chicago has learned the hard way that it’s no fun to spend the night hailing cabs that never come in order to chase the party. Don't spend the last hours of 2014 outside in the cold. Instead, we invite you to cozy up with us and our two roaring fireplaces for the whole night. Space is limited, so score your tickets now!

*shots not included