2015 Chicago Summer Events – Drinking Edition Part 1

Our last two posts on the 2015 Chicago Summer Events were about food events in Chicago. While Chicago has some of the best food in the world, the only thing Chicago loves more than food, is it’s adult beverages. As the craft beer and liquor market have boomed in the US, there seems to be a specialty drink event each week in Chicago. The drinking edition of the 2015 Chicago Summer Events will have a lot of parts. We most likely won’t be able to cover all the drinking focused events around the city this summer as there are just too many. We will try our best though. OK, let’s get started.



Wine Riot

Chicago Wine Riot Tasting

When: May 15th – 16th

Where: Union Station –
500 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60661

Website: https://secondglass.com/event-categories/wineriot/chicago-2015-spring/

About:  Wine Riot is THE wine event in Chicago. sample some great wines from all over the world. Impress your friends with all the new knowledge you’ll acquire from the educational talks on all the wines you taste. Learn everything from where a wine was made down to how to smell that “citrusy, crisp, hibiscus, (insert more adjectives here)” smell in a particular Vino Verde.



Chicago Margarita Festival

When: July 25, 2015

Where: Northerly Island – 1521 South Lynn White Dr. Chicago , Illinois 60605

Website: http://www.chicagomargaritafestival.com/

About: The name alone is convincing enough to go to this event. It’s all about margaritas. Event better it’s on the lake front at Northerly Island. Think of this event like an adult spring break with nicer tequila. All the events this summer are considered social, but this one a little more so than others, because well… tequila!


Lagunitas Beer Circus

When: June 6th, 2015

Where: Lagunitas Brewing Company – 2607 West 17th St. Chicago, IL. 60608

Website: https://lagunitas.com/beercircus/

About: Lagunitas Brewery is hosting this event. As a side note if you’re visiting Chicago and interested in some brewery tours head over to Lagunitas Brewery. They have an awesome tour and tap room. This event will feature more than just Lagunitas beer. There will be local brewers from all over the midwest showcasing their staple brews as well as their new creations.

Check back soon to for more 2015 Chicago Summer Events – Drinking Edition