While celebrating Chicago Craft Gin Week with a gin cocktail at The Whistler, get down to some barrelhouse jazz and ragtime by The Morphtet (sets at 9:30 and 10:30pm). And before the music starts, take a tour of the Chicago Distilling Company, located just one block south of The Whistler. The full, one-hour long distillery tour starts at 6:30pm (RSVP here). There are also half-hour gin-focused tours at 6pm and 8pm for walk-ins.
Old-Fashioned Book Club at The Whistler
Is there a better drink than the old fashioned? The Whistler’s regular book club turns its attention to cocktail writer Robert O. Simonson’s The Old-Fashioned and will be making recipes from the book. Expect both classic and modern variations on the drink, plus bartenders from Analogue, Slippery Slope, Lone Wolf and others will be spinning. But don’t just drink old fashioneds—we recently tore through the book in a single night, and it’s a fun, whiskey-soaked read.
Book Club is tonight from 6pm-2am.
Two big happenings this week in the Whistler world—
Each month, The Whistler bartenders select a cocktail book and serve up their favorite drinks from within it. On Wednesday, They will feature old-school and modern cocktails from The New York Times writer Robert Simonson’s new book, The Old-Fashioned. Bonus: Throughout the night, some of our favorite drink-makers from around the city will be spinning records: 7-9pm Joe Darling (Slippery Slope, Scofflaw), 9-11pm Austin Skiles (Barrelhouse Flat, Lone Wolf), and 11pm-12am Robby Haynes (Analogue, Violet Hour).
We debut our Pop-Up Cocktail Bar at Logan Square’s premiere street fest, the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival. We’ll be serving some classic cocktails in “swizzle” form for optimal enjoyment under the sun. Look for our pop-up bars at the North and South stages. Full music lineup here.