Every weekend hundreds, if not thousands, of Loyola students get on the red line and migrate south like a flock of geese. They're heading for the watering holes of Lake View and Lincoln Park, of course. However, it is now time to get the word out on a new spot in the Roger's Park neighborhood--just a stones throw from the university.
63, formerly Hamilton's, is a recently renovated and reopened establishment, and oh boy, did they do a great job with the interior. The long bar has an ebony finish to match the floor, the red brick walls are adorned with a chalk white outline of a lion crest, and the ceiling fans sort of resemble revolving water lilies.
Researchers at Bielefeld University in Germany started the JAMES project aiming to develop core cognitive capabilities that would enable a robot to interact with humans in a socially-appropriate manner. They reviewed how drinks are ordered and placed in a “bartending scenario” and assessed that robots can use auditory signals to interpret when a drink request is being made. In the study, the robot is able to greet customers, listen to orders, and react accordingly.
How many times have you planed an “epic bar hoping night” with your friends only to end up wondering the streets drunk, alone, lost, and extremely angry? I'm sure you've seen them before--they're the guys in the button down shirts, stumbling alone down the streets and yelling into their phones; they're the over dressed girls in tiaras crying at the L station; they're anyone and everyone including yourself.The problem often comes down to too much planning and unrealistic expectations. Sometimes its best to think a bit smaller, and to just have fun where you are without making it a point to fit in as many places as possible.
It appears as if the new hotspot for foodies on Miami Beach is the South of Fifth neighborhood. Once known for being a quieter, more residential area with only a few venerated classics like Smith & Wollensky and Joe’s, it seems as if more and more restaurants, cafés, bakeries, and bars are forgoing the more popular - and populated - Lincoln Road, Washington, Collins, and Ocean for the southernmost tip of South Beach. To add to the increasing roster of drinking and dining destinations in the neighborhood is The Flat, deemed a “before experience”, slated to open mid February.
For all you cigar aficionados out there, New York City provides an overabundance of high-end cigar bars and lounges that offer an extensive selection of fine cigars, state-of-the art humidors, and private membership clubs. Many of the cigar bars on our list also offer live music, serve premium alcoholic beverages and host special “theme” events. For a look at Manhattan’s best cigar bars catering to the elite, check out our list of the top five below.
Nestled in the heart of New York’s Upper East side, Club Macanudon bills itself as an “exclusive club that is the ideal place to conduct business, enjoy a romantic evening for two, or catch up during a stylishly casual night out with friends.” Equipped with a state-of-the-art ventilation system, the club caters to both smokers and non-smokers and serves an array of fine foods and drinks. Please note there is a strict dress code that the club adheres to.
Opening today is Key Biscayne's newest casual dining destination that has taken over the old Rickenbacker Fish Company and made it into one heck of a party. Largely located under one giant tiki hut, Whiskey Joe's is the place for nachos, wings, sliders, burgers, and all other manner of good ole American bar food, as well as oysters, peel-and-eat shrimp, tropical salads, and fresh catch-of-the-day seafood entrées. Fisherman can also bring their own catches to the restaurant where the staff will be more than glad to cook your fresh-caught seafood to order. Accessible by land and by sea, with ample dock space available to boaters, Whiskey Joe's will be the place for the sea-faring and those firmly grounded on land to enjoy sports games along with their favorite beers. However, those who wish to sip on something a little more tropical can enjoy some of Whiskey Joe's specialty drinks, like the açai margarita or rock coconut mojito.
1. St. Patrick wasn’t even Irish. And his real name wasn't Patrick
You’ll be surprised to learn that dear St. Patrick was not Irish, but actually a Brit named Maewyn Succat born in England at the turn of the 4th century. At the age of 16, he was kidnapped by a band of pirates and sold into Irish slavery, where he worked as a shepard. It was at this time that he turned to religion for solace and after six years of slavery, he was commanded by God in a dream to escape from captivity to the Irish coast. Here, he boarded a ship to Britain, decided to become a priest under the bishop of Auxerre, and took on the name Patricius (which derives from the Latin term for "father figure"). He returned to Ireland after dreaming that the people of Ireland were calling upon him to Christianize them from their native polytheism. After 30 years of evangelism, he died on March 17, 461 and has endured as the principle champion of Irish Christianity.
Crawling is serious business. It's hard on your knees, and even harder on your liver, but if you're going to go all out, you're going to need sustenance between pubs. Here are 5 flasks that will get you through without drawing attention:
Reef dram sandal: It's a sandal. With a flask in the heel. The only worry is that it might be a little too chilly to reveal your toes. But don't let that stop you.
Binoculars: Great when you need to keep watch for the next pub. Also ideal for bird watching.