Ticket giveaway: Hey Bartender screening at the Music Box Theatre
While it seems that a restaurant can't open these days without a craft cocktail menu, that definitely wasn't always the case. If you've ever wanted to learn about the rise of cocktail culture, you'll want to duck out of work early on Monday and head to the Music Box Theatre for a screening of Hey Bartender. The documentary, released earlier this year, explores America's growing interest in cocktails and tells the stories of a couple of bartenders as they try to make it behind the stick.
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We saw the film this summer and spotted some Chicagoans (like Mike Ryan), but also learned about the early days of the craft cocktail movement and the growing importance of the bartender.
There's a special screening this Monday afternoon and we have 10 tickets to give away. Malty Madness, held every third Monday of the month, features beer and cocktail tastings from Wirtz Beverage, Vanberg & DeWulf and Binny’s Beverage Depot. The tasting, which starts at 1:15pm, features a specialty cocktail and Monk's Stout, a Belgian interpretation of stout. Hey Bartender begins at 2pm.