Friday, March 7, 2014

We're Turning 2!

We've got a pretty momentous birthday coming up; we're turning 2 years old next week! That's 14 in dog years!  To honor our entrance into the terrible twos, we're throwing a cool party on Wednesday, March 12! 

The theme is — and we think we were really creative on this front 2! Get stoked for:  

  • $2 Oysters
  • $2 Bubbly
  • $2 PBR
  • $2 Veggie Corn Dogs
  • $2 Root Beer Floats
  • $2 Malort
  • $8 Brisket Sandwich*

The rotating taps will switch over to Lagunitas - the very same brewery featured on our opening menu! 

Come for the party and walk out with some cool merch! We'll hand out various beer/spirit merchandise and a Scofflaw beanie or two! 

*Because 2 times 4 is 8, duh. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Fan Fiction: Tiki

For the next installment of our Fan Fiction cocktail series, everything’s coming up Tiki! On Monday, February 10, we’re presenting a whole slew of classic tiki cocktails from a variety of tiki innovators. Come by for the tropical vacation you’ve been longing for all Winter.

Mai Tai (Trader Vic’s, 1944)
Coruba, agricole, lime, curacao, orgeat, mint

Fan Fiction: Tiki
Monday, February 10
*our regular cocktail menu will not be available this evening.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Scofflaw Bazaar No. 2

We used to do all of our holiday shopping via Amazon, but now we're way more into taking advantage of all the awesome and creative folks that make amazing things in our own fair city. We're also not interested in having drones show up at our home.

We're bringing together a few of our favorite local shops and artists to make your holiday experience as delightful as possible. Grab brunch, check everybody’s name off your holiday shopping list (including yours!), then relax and toast your amazing productivity with some excellent cocktails. Spirits will be raised, cheer spread, and fireplaces roared.

Here’s the skinny on our carefully curated, thoroughly delightful vendors:

South Social & Home is a design company that focuses on interiors, events, and styling. Dean Renaud, the style maven behind South Social & Home, will be bringing various housewares and gift items.

Julie Ghatan curates this unique West Town boutique that offers locally made and vintage goods for men and women. Dovetail will be bringing vintage bar and glassware for sale at the Bazaar.

Laura Lombardi is a jewelry designer working from her studio in Fulton Market, Chicago. You’ve likely seen her designs at Urban Outfitters, Dose Market, or Eskell. Pieces of her latest collection will be available at the Bazaar.

Heather Shouse of Bottle & Branch keeps it simple, seasonal and sustainable. It’s a motto and product that has some of our favorite restaurants choosing Bottle & Branch for arrangements and installations (Girl & The Goat, Perennial Virant, Carriage House, The Bristol, Belly Q, Balena and The Gage). Why should restaurants have all the fun? Bottle & Branch will have a variety of arrangements available for purchase.

Paper Moon is a local, small batch, wholesale bakery offering a variety of all natural, old fashioned baked goods, pastries, and confections. You may have spotted Ana the Baker, Paper Moon’s proprietress, at various Logan Square late night watering holes with her baked goods wagon! Paper Moon will hawking a selection of specially made Scofflaw Gin gummies! 

Concepted as a fundraising project by Mike Bancroft (a.k.a. the Sauce Boss), Co-op quickly grew into a legitimately piping hot (get it?) sauce company. Crafted in small batches with hand picked ingredients sourced straight from farmers in the Midwest, Co-op makes some of the best sauces in town. Half of all profits benefit Co-op Image, a free arts and entrepreneurship organization for Chicago youth, and employs former program participants in the making and sale of the sauce. It’s truly great sauce for good! 

We’ve always loved the vintage garb the folks from The Bus Shop sport, but when they posted a photo collage of Twin Peaks and stated that it “this pretty much sums up our fashion aesthetic,” we were irrevocably hooked. Because they bring their own space, which is about the size of our entire back room, we know they’ll have something(s) for everyone.

Bottles of Scofflaw Gin will be available for sale at the bar. 

*Updated 12/4/2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Ghost of Bonny's Returns... Again!

The ghost of Bonny’s returns again for Scofflaw’s 2nd Annual Bonny’s Halloween Party. Join us at Scofflaw guessed it, Thursday, October 31st, as we host the spirit of your favorite late night dance party. This incarnation happens to include Bonny’s OG DJ crew. Too many initials for you? Sorry, we were trying to sound cool. What we really mean is that Superfriends (PreFosh & Huggies Supreme) and Major Taylor will provide the soundtrack for your spookiest dance moves.

Costumes are encouraged, and so it’s only fair that our regular cocktail menu be costumed*, too. We lead by example. Expect $3 “Mallory” shots (In the good ol’ days, this was Bonny’s ‘House Shot’: Malort + Campari), plus $3 PBR drafts and $5 highballs. Bring an extra couple bucks just in case the “tamale guy” manifests for late night eats...

*And by costumed, we mean wearing an invisibility cloak. Like, not there. So leave your fancy pants at home and enjoy the shots n' beers, because we won't be serving the regular cocktail and food menus on Halloween. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Stock Mfg. Co. Collaboration

On Sunday, September 29, from 4-7pm, Chicago clothing brand Stock Mfg. Co. will debut their latest collaborative clothing series at Scofflaw!

This time around, Stock Mfg. Co. has teamed with some of Chicago’s best bartenders — Scofflaw's own Danny Shapiro, plus Robert Haynes (Analogue, R. Franklin’s Original Recipe Malört) and Austin Skiles (La Sirena Clandestina, The Barrelhouse Flat) — to create three distinctive items of clothing, each with a unique functionality relevant to industry workers.

With this collaboration, the intent was to design and produce a cohesive ‘look’ that functions on either side of a bar — Haynes designed a button-down shirt, Skiles focused on a pair of suspenders, and Shapiro created a pair of pants. Each garment was built specifically to suit the needs of these working bartenders, but remain stylish enough to wear everyday.

In honor of the release of these items, each bartender has created a special punch that will be served at the event:
Scofflaw's Royal Daisy (Danny Shapiro) - Death's Door Gin, Combier Orange Liqueur, Lemon, Orange, Cava, Mint 
Perpetual Jive (Robert Haynes) - Old Heaven Hill Bourbon, Lime, House Made Falernum, Plum Bitters, Ginger Beer 
The Bracer (Austin Skiles) - Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila, Luxardo Bitter, Honey Syrup, Lime, Orange Bitters
All garments will be available exclusively on, and each will retail for under $100.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Do Good, Drink Good!

This Wednesday, Scofflaw is teaming up with the Colorado’s own Oskar Blues Brewery and Left Hand Brewing to raise money for victims of the state’s devastating and massive flooding.

Oskar Blues will be bringing some Homeskillet, their limited edition black IPA, and we’ll have lots of Left Hand brews. We will also set up a donation station, and monetary contributions made that evening will be rewarded with brewery swag and good karma.

Wednesday, September 18th at 7pm. 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Beers To You!

We’re not trying to say that this upcoming holiday Monday isn’t the bee’s knees. Holidays are great! But, we will say that we’re a little bit more excited for the following Monday, when we host a Founder’s Brewing Night!

We’ll be featuring a whole slew of phenomenal drafts:

Pale Ale
Inspired Artist Black IPA
Breakfast Stout (w/ chocolate & coffee)
Curmudgeon (Old Ale)
Backwoods Bastard (Scotch Ale aged in bourbon barrels)
Devil Dancer (Triple IPA)

But wait, there’s more! We’ve also got a few truly rare and spectacular bottles for your Founder’s drinking pleasure:

KBS (Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels)
Doom (Imperial IPA aged in bourbon barrels)
Bolt Cutter (Barley Wine)

In the words of our estimable beer expert, Kris Nagy, “People gonna get drunk.” Well, that’s really up to you, and we always encourage you to drink (a lot) responsibly!

If you’re not familiar with Founder’s Brewing Co., then you should know that they are one of Kris’s favorite breweries. Mainly because they do it all, and they do it well by producing a wide range of tasty beers from their year round lineup as well as seasonal and limited releases.

And when you come in to raise a glass on Monday, September 9, make sure one of those glasses is filled with KBS, one of Kris’s personal favorites. As he says, “there is good reason it’s one of the most sought after beers in the world: it is delicious.”