Off-Site Events

We've programmed a bit of extra fun around town each day. Please check out these auxiliary events happening around town over the Summit dates.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Official Cocktail Summit Kick-off Party

Mezcaleria Las Flores

Sunday, April 2 - 6:00pm

Join us for cocktails by Caitlin Laman, samples of Del Maguey Single Village Mezcals and complimentary sopes. This event is open to all attendees of the Chicago Cocktail Summit.

Sponsored by: Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, Siete Leguas, Dimmi, and Peychauds Apertivo

Price: FREE ADMISSION (First-come, first-served)


A Cocktail Summit Dinner

Longman & Eagle

Sunday, April 2 - 6:00pm

Join Jerald O’Kennard and Robert Bansberg for a paired dinner at Longman & Eagle. Includes a four-course meal from the Longman kitchen served with paired cocktails from principal bartender Chad Hauge. Limited to 25 tickets.

Tickets: $80 (Purchase)


Reel Cocktails presents The Big Lebowski

The Logan Theatre

Sunday, April 2 - 7:00pm

We will be pairing craft cocktails with one of the best drinking films of all-time: The Big Lebowski. Learn how to make a proper Absolut and Kalhua Caucasian and other Lebowski-inspired tipples, and then enjoy the film on the big screen! Cardigans, bowling shirts and show-dog papers are all encouraged! The event will be hosted by Chicago-based bar and hospitality agency, The Dogma Group.

Sponsored by: Pernod Ricard

Tickets: $15


The Patron Saint of After-Parties

The Whistler

Sunday, April 2 - 9:00pm

Head over to Logan Square's OG cocktail spot for music, drinks, and dancing. The Chicago Jamaican Jazz Ensemble, an 8-piece that plays music in the tradition of early Jamaican Studio One dance bands, plays two sets.

Sponsored by: North Coast

price: free admission (first-come, first-served)


Monday, April 3, 2017


A Hoedown with Best Intentions: Official Chicago Cocktail Summit After-Party.

Best Intentions

Monday, April 3 - 6:00pm

Join us for some knee-slapping, weenie-roasting, campfire fun! With complimentary Woodford Reserve cocktails, hot dogs, s'mores and live music.

Sponsored by: Woodford Reserve

Price: FREE ADMISSION (First-come, first-served)


West Loop Shakedown


Monday, April 3 - 6:00pm

The 2017 West Loop Shakedown brings together bartenders for friendly cocktail competition benefitting Chicago Public Schools. Hosted by Ji Suk Yi of Windy City LIVE, guests of the West Loop Shakedown can try each bartender's original cocktail and vote in the night's People's Choice Award. Participating bars include Bar Siena, Beatrix, El Che Bar, Federales, Fox Bar, Fulton Market Kitchen, Honey's, Moneygun, Nellcote, RM Champagne Salon, The Betty, and The Loyalist.

Sponsored by: Banhez Mezcal

Tickets: $30


The Official Monkey Shoulder After-Party


Monday, April 3 - 9:00pm

Come join the mischievous malt made for mixing at this Official Chicago Cocktail Summit After-Party. Music, dancing, a dark bar, food and so-good-you-have-to-taste-to-believe-cocktails….what more do you need to know?

Sponsored by: Monkey Shoulder

Price: FREE ADMISSION (First-come, first-served)