HOT Summer SALE 2021!

August 1st- August 31st, 2021- Visit the Chicago Bar Shop Lincoln Park (Chicago, IL) store to cash in on these HOT summer deals! Free $10 Gift Card with $100 Gift Card Purchase Spend $100 on Chicago Bar Shop gift cards, get a $10 gift card as a BONUS 100% FREE! What a great way to treat yourself while picking up …

Make Ritual Spirit Alternatives YOUR Alternative Ritual!

While Seedlip remains the best-selling brand of non-alcoholic spirits in the United States, local Chicago company Ritual continues making waves with their line of liquor alternatives. They offer three different takes on some classic bar regulars- a zero-proof gin, whiskey, and tequila. Now aren’t these just flavored waters, you ask? While these are jam packed with the flavor and aromas …

Shaken or Stirred?

While Bond preferred his shaken not stirred, he didn’t provide the rest of the endless possible ways he takes his martini. Dry? Straight up? On the rocks? With a twist? There are countless ways to make a martini, making this signature cocktail the perfect mixology experiment! Whether it’s vodka or gin, you’re likely to find many recipes that call for …

Kick Off Game Day With These Great Products!

No matter who you’re rooting for, you can get into the spirit of the game with these awesome football themed items. Impress your guests with coasters, koozies, cocktail napkins, snack picks, and more!

Day of the Dead & Halloween

The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and by people of Mexican heritage throughout the world. The holiday begins on October 31st and ends November 2nd. It is meant to celebrate loved ones and honor deceased relatives. The Day of the Dead shares similarities with Halloween, including some similar practices, from decorating with pictures of skeletons, to ghoulishly …

How to Make Natural Almond Orgeat Cocktail Syrup | Orgeat Recipe + Modern Variations & History

Orgeat Syrup, how do you pronounce ‘ORGEAT’? Orgeat (pronounced or-zha for the French pronunciation or or-zhat) is a wonderful cocktail ingredient found in many classic cocktails. What is Orgeat Syrup? Orgeat Syrup is traditionally an almond simple syrup. That means it is a sugar and water mixture (simple syrup) that is flavored. In this case the syrup is flavored with …

Safe Shopping at Chicago Bar Store

We are excited to be reopening up our store in Lincoln Park on a limited basis. Chicago Bar Shop is taking several precautions to ensure the safety of our customers, staff, and of course our cat Jameson :). In order to maintain a clean and safe environment, we will be open for pre-scheduled shopping appointments (which can be made through …

Lets Discuss Bitters! What are they, and what is in them?

What exactly are bitters? No they are not a nickname for being upset or grumpy. They are a wonderful little additive that can take a drink to a whole new level of flavor! Lets take it back to the beginning: The earliest origins of bitters can be traced back as far as the ancient Egyptians, who may have infused spices …

Valentines Day Gift Guide: For Him

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time of year to show those who are special in our lives that we love them! Here is a hand selected list of awesome items to gift to your special gentleman this Valentine’s Day! Acacia Wood Beer Caddy: This Genuine Acacia wood caddy is the ultimate carrier for anything from sodas or picnic condiments to …

Valentines Day Gift Guide: For Her

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time of year to show those who are special in our lives that we love them! Here is a hand selected list of wonderful items to gift to your special ladies or make your Valentine’s Day events even more wonderful! Charade Bracelet Flasks:  Wearing your heart on your sleeve can is not nearly as fun …