Wow, we’re in pretty good company! ZAGAT just named us as one of “16 Must-Try Cocktail Destinations Around the U.S.”.
Chicago: The Whistler
“Fantastic”, “well-crafted” cocktails come with a surprisingly “easygoing vibe” at this Logan Square lounge, still maintaining its high mixology standards even “without Paul McGee behind the bar”; rotating between DJs and live music nightly, the “tiny” yet “comfortable” space draws the “creative elite” while ensuring everyone feels “welcome” (whether in “jeans or a suit”), plus it’s “cheaper than other similar establishments.”
We’re honored to have one of our drinks included in Gaz Regan’s 101 BEST NEW COCKTAILS!
Oh boy, Oh boy, Oh boy! The combination of Fernet, Bénédictine, and pineapple juice, all lying on a bed of Lemon Hart 151 with pineapple juice sweetening the deal and Angostura jumping in there to make you sit up and take notice is a treat you’ll never forget. Billy has sold me on Tiki. Something I never thought would happen
via Uncanned Music:
COLLECTION SELECTION: Billy Helmkamp
This week at Trenchermen we are proud to host Billy Helmkamp, co-founder and general duty filler for multifarious Chicago cultural institution The Whistler, Logan Square’s now infamous neighborhood cocktail bar slash art gallery slash music venue slash record label slash print publication slash everything a modern-day finer-things enthusiast might find appealing. Helmkamp was kind enough to open the doors of his new home in suburban Logan Square to my camera-armed curiosity, here serving as a preview to the records he’ll be playing on Monday May 20th, 2013 at our casual appreciators hang in the Trench Bar…
Read more at Uncanned Music.
At the Whistler’s Playing Favorites series, musicians pay homage to the music that resonates most with them, be it a collection of songs from one artist or an entire album. Our next installment is June 23rd and 24th, when Ephelon will play Pet Sounds in it’s entirety on back-to-back nights. You obviously don’t want to miss this.
SOUTH POLE SWIZZLE / $10 — Letherbee Gin, Gilka Kümmel, Passion Fruit, Honey, Lemon, Angostura Bitters, Orange Twist
Tonight: Har-di-Har, Paul Leonard (record release)
via Kendall Bruns:
My new sculpture installation, Seahorses are fish. will be on display in The Whistler’s Window Gallery for the months of May and June. The Whistler is my favorite cocktail bar in Chicago and I’ve always loved how they use the window space so I’m very pleased to have my work on display there.
Seahorses are fish.
Installation by Kendall Bruns
2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Thursday, May 2, 2013