Wicker Park Bucktown Insider's Guide

Black Wednesday in Wicker Park, Bucktown

Michael Hamrick - Wednesday, November 27, 2013
  • The Hawthorne Effect
    Wondering what to do the night before Thanksgiving? Here are a few ideas for Wednesday night fun in Wicker Park & Bucktown and include everything from burlesque to theater to music and pub crawls.

Burlesque at Debonair Social Club
Looking to do something a little different tonight? Head to Debonair Social Club to see Angela Eve's live performance. She combines visual art, dance, burlesque, circus and aerial finesse into one show all starting at 10:30pm tonight. For ticket info. 1575 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park.

Division Ale House- Start Time 4pm


The Wicker Park Irish bar features specials the night before Thanksgiving such as $5 20-ounce Guinness imperial pints, $4 cups of housemade short rib chili and $3 Jameson Irish Whiskey shots. Music by resident DJs with no cover charge starting at 9 p.m. The drink deals are on offer from 4 p.m.-2 a.m. (regular business hours). The kitchen is open until midnight on Black Wednesday. The Division Ale House will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.  1942 W. Division Street Wicker Park

Double Door's Rock Show
Not in the mood to belly up to a bar? Head to Double Door tonight to catch 4 great acts for only $5. The Hawthorne Effect, Board of Governors, Boots with Spurs and John Charles Weston are all Chicago-based and the show starts at 8:30pm. Ticket Info. 1572 N. Milwaukee Avenue.

High Noon Saloon - Start Time 4pm

On Thanksgiving Eve, High Noon Saloon, Wicker Park’s Tex-Mex restaurant and bar, features $4 smoked turkey tacos, $4 Goose Island Green Line drafts, $3 Jameson shots and $3 apple pie moonshine shots. Free live music by Josh Bryant starting at 9 p.m. The drink deals are on offer from 4 p.m.-2 a.m. (regular business hours). The kitchen is open until 1 a.m. on Black Wednesday.  High Noon Saloon will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.  1560 N. Milwaukee Avenue - Wicker Park

Piece Pizza - Live Band Karaoke 

Piece is kicking off their Thanksgiving Holiday party at 9pm and will feature special festive drinks, $4 well drinks and $4 shots of Wild Turkey. They will also be tapping their holiday brew Festivus. 1927 W. North Avenue Wicker Park. 


The Fifty 50  

Drumsticks and Dreidels features lots of drink specials, some served with bacon and $8 smoked turkey legs. 2047 W. Division Street Wicker Park. 

The Nutcracker - The Chopin Theatre

If you're looking for something to get you into the holiday spirit, head to The Chopin Theatre tonight to see the annual favorite The Nutcracker. The show starts at 7:00pm. 1543 W. Division Street Wicker Park. Tickets. 

Trolley Pub Crawl

The Pioneer Tavern Group is hosting a Black Wednesday Pub Crawl that travels between Lotties Pub, Frontier and the Pony every 1/2 hour from 7pm - 12am. At Lotties there will be a special whiskey sampling. At The Pony you can catch the Blackhawks game and live music and then you'll head to Frontier's Speakeasy. The details.

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