Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fan Fiction: New Orleans Edition / Tales of the Cocktail Send Off Party!

Our latest edition of Fan Fiction is what we might call a two-fer: we’re going to make you a slew of delicious New Orleans-inspired cocktails and simultaneously have a really cool send off for our bar brethren traveling to The Big Easy for Tales of the Cocktail.

For those familiar with Tales save yourself some syllables with that common abbreviation you can go ahead and skip to the bottom for the pertinent event details. For everyone else, we’re about to let you in on a little secret: NOLA is most fun when the universe's best bartenders converge for five days of cocktail-centric discussion and celebration. And the Spirited Awards, held under the Tales umbrella, is truly the Oscars of bartending, and it’s an honor just to be nominated! And Chicago has a couple horses in this race:

  • Best American Hotel Bar: Sable Kitchen & Bar
  • Best New American Cocktail Bar: Three Dots and a Dash
  • World’s Best Cocktail Menu: The Aviary

And while we wish all of Chicago could make the trip, we know that’s not going to happen. Instead, we’re offering up the chance to raise a glass in good spirits as we celebrate our friends who are making their way South.

If the hullabaloo of Tales of the Cocktail aren’t enough to pique your interest, how about a menu full of cocktails that celebrate the rich and boozy history of New Orleans?

Fan Fiction: New Orleans Edition / Tales of the Cocktail Send Off Party!
Sunday, July 13th
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Monday, June 9, 2014

Wednesday, June 18th: How Do You Like Them Apples?

You might have noticed we’re really into ciders. And why shouldn’t we be? They’re crisp and delicious and perfect for summer drinking. Next Wednesday, June 18, we’re hosting a really awesome cider event, featuring five amazing ciders on tap ($6):

Ace Perry Cider
Anthem Dry Hopped Cider
Vandermill Hard Apple Cider
Aspall Dry English Cider
Uncle John's American 150 Dry Still Cider

We’ll have reps from the different cideries and distributors on hand to provide all the juicy details! Feeling like taking your apple-a-day habit to the next level? We’re offering $3 Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy shots all night, too!

And as if you need another reason to join us, one of our favorite Chef Mickey Neely creations, the Schnitzel Sandwich (pork loin, egg, pickled apple slaw, bacon jam, lettuce, pretzel roll; $8) is back for one night only!

How Do You Like Them Apples?
Wednesday, June 18th

Friday, May 16, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Week 2014

There’s been a lot happening around here, but that doesn’t mean we’re not stoked to get in on some Chicago Craft Beer Week action! So, we’re tapping a keg of Founder’s Brewing Co’s elusive KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) on Saturday, May 17th!

We’re not saying you have to drink it at breakfast, but you should absolutely drink it while you brunch on Chef Mickey’s awesome menu.  Our beer dude, Kris Nagy, will be pouring some tates of other Founder’s hard to get brews, like Bolt Cutter, Doom and Sweet Repute.

Is it too soon to say we want to see you again next week for brunch? Well we do — and we think honesty is important in this relationship — so how do you like them apples? On Saturday, May 24th, we’ll be featuring all kinds of crazy (and some classic) ciders. There are some radical evolutions happening in the cider world, and we want to share the bounty with you. Featuring super cool cider makers like: Vandermill, Aspall, Anthem and Uncle John’s!

All the CCBW fun starts at noon each Saturday. And let’s be honest, when we open at noon on weekends,  the fun really lasts all night, so we’re not gonna put an end time on our dates.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Spring Cocktail Menu

This week’s forecast has two consecutive 70 degree days in the forecast — you'd almost believe it was May so we thought we’d let you get up close and personal with our newest cocktail menu.

And, yes, to answer your next question, each Spring sipper is patio approved.

Clockwise from left: Danson Plane, Glass Jaw, Justified Means, Soft Landing, Temple Destroyer, The Villager, Swizzle Seven, Sartorialist.

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