September 1st – Save Bourbon and The Trees


HELP US SECURE the FUTURE of BOURBON Since distillers are required to use new oak barrels to age bourbon, we want to make sure that there will always be plenty of trees for future generations of whiskey lovers. That’s why Angel’s Envy partners with The Arbor Day Foundation every September to give back in honor… Read More

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New Cocktails of 2016


With the new year comes some new cocktails to add to our list! Let these new drinks warm your belly and the darkest corners of your heart.      Mr. Leutgert (Right): Bols Genever, Dimmi, Cardamaro, Gran Lusso, Barrel Aged Whiskey Bitters   Light on the Dark Side of Me (Bottom): Damrak Gin, Cocchi Rosa, Rose… Read More

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Get Your Bangers Here! St. Patrick’s Weekend Specials

St. Patrick's Day Chicago 2015

It’s officially that wonderful time of year again… St. Patrick’s Day Weekend! Deck yourself out in green and bring all ye friends out to the Drinkingbird Chicago. What better way to celebrate than with our special take on the Traditional Irish Plate and a sumptuous cocktail inspired by the Emerald Isle’s finest flavors. EAT Traditional… Read More

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Join The Local Tourist and The Drinkingbird as we celebrate the 1960s with a glamorous soirée.


Come and groove with the crowd. For your pleasure, you will sip on six classic cocktails with a unique Drinkingbird twist. Nosh on passed hors d’oeuvres and groove to funk and soul all while dressed in your best sixties attire. It is a high-class cocktail bash, a swanky celebration, a stylish fete. Special drinks are…… Read More

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Drinkingbird: All About The Cocktails


Opening a bar in Chicago contains a slew of to-do’s, plus up’s & down’s you wouldn’t believe. But cutting through the red tape wasn’t nearly important to us as really nailing our opening cocktail list.   The process was driven by our head bartender, Aaron Minnes, with input from everyone we know not barred by the courts from imbibing spirits.… Read More

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The Drinkingbird One-Year Anniversary (May 15) & Our Beverage Philosophy!


We really can’t believe an entire year has nearly passed since we first started slinging drinks here at The Drinkingbird. Chicago is a great city and it’s been good to us. Our neighborhood, Lincoln Park, has embraced us as a unique nightlife option in the area since we opened on May 15, 2012. We believe… Read More

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Welcome To The DrinkingBlog!


Let’s be honest. The Drinkingbird mission statement itself pretty much covers the reason for our existence: “It is our sincere hope that we may be of some assistance in your satiation and intoxication. Please ask us for any information you may need on wetting your beak, chewing or swooning the fairer sex.” We think that… Read More

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