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3 Chicago Thursdays You Don’t Want to Miss

Sports Fan: Mickey’s Bar & Patio. Catch the game, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy some crazy fishbowls or buckets of beer! With a spacious outdoor area, Mickey’s is known for their beer garden and patio (open year round!). On Thursday’s head to Mickey’s for:

  • $4 Red Stripe
  • $5 Bacardi or Absolut Bombs
  • $7 Mojitos
  • $10 Personal Fishbowls
  • $7.50 Appetizer Trio

Head to Mickeyschicagoevents.com to book parties online.

 

 

A posh burger experience: Deuce’s and the Diamond. With its unique interior, Deuce’s offers a dining experience unlike any other in Chi-town. Duece’s caters to multiple tastes with their “local watering hole” main floor Burger Bar to their posh, lounge style, top-floor Diamond Club. You are guaranteed a delicious meal & a great atmosphere! Thursdays at Deuce’s includes the following specials:

  • $4 Allagash White
  • $3 PBR Tall boys
  • $3 Jameson shots
  • $2 Tacos

Desire more luxury? Book a cabana package online at Deuceschicagoevents.com.

 

 

Cozy but fun: Butch McGuire’s – With a Irish Saloon atmosphere, Butch McGuire’s gives you an intimate feeling. Catering to both locals and tourists, Butch’s never disappoints to make you feel welcome! Thursday deals:

  • $5 Jose Cuervo shots
  • $5 Blue Moon drafts
  • $2 Tacos

Part of a pub crawl or trolley? Make Butch McGuire’s one of your stops! Check out info at Butchmcguiresparties.com and inquire online.

 

Hope this made your Thursday better – get off work and head on out to enjoy yourselves! Follow us on Facebook for more fun updates and info.

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Your Last Days of Summer CHI Music Venue–Joe’s Bar on Weed Street!

Celebrate the last months of summer by heading to Joe’s Bar on Weed Street to catch a concert! Located in Lincoln Park, Joe’s is known for its warehouse-style venue where you can listen to live music, attend a party, or catch a game on one of their 110 plasma TVs!

Each month, local acts such as 16 Candles, Then Again and many more can be seen on stage. Joe’s has even hosted a variety of well-known bands and artists of all genres: from OAR to Brad Paisley to Snoop Dogg!

Joe’s Bar never ceases to disappoint when it comes to great music. Here are some of the upcoming concerts in August that you should check out:

  • 8/13 Andy Velo
  • 8/17 Stoney Larue
  • 8/24 Corey Cox
  • 8/25 Kevin Fowler

If you’re a Joe’s Bar fanatic – don’t forget that you can easily book your next party online at JoesBarEvents.com! They have a variety of customizable party packages with descriptions online. With 5+ spaces, they are able to accommodate any size party!


Want To Try Something New? TONIGHT: Bull & Bear Has Your Fix!

The city of Chicago has a wide variety of bars, nightclubs and lounges so you might find yourself asking, “What sets one venue a part from the rest?” Open the doors to Bull & Bear Sports Bar and you might just find the answer!

Located in Chicago’s River North District, Bull & Bear offers a wide rage of amenities that caters to any type of venue you’re looking for. Aside from their state-of-the-art viewing capabilities, complete dinner & bar menu and widespread wine & cocktail list, Bull & Bear offers one service that sets them apart from the rest—the personal table tap.

What is so unique about personal table taps? For starters, it’s a great idea if you’re going out in a group or impressing a client during lunch, but it also provides a pay-as-you-pour experience without ever having to wait for your drink! At each booth there are two taps (one domestic, one import) where you are able to dispense your beer and keep track of your tab.

If you’re looking into checking out this hot spot, ProjectParties.com / YourPortal is here to help you out! Tonight, Thursday, August 2, we are teaming up with Bull & Bear & hosting a happy hour event from 5-7pm where you can let off some of that office steam.

Stop by the YourPortal table for drinks and light apps from 6-7pm & drop off your business card for a chance to win one of two $500 party packages from Bull & Bear or some great Bull & Bear swag!

For more info about booking their table taps visit www.bookwiththebear.com and check out all the party package services Bull & Bear has to offer!


New York City’s Best Summer Secrets

Ah, New York in the summer; the bustle of the people, the energetic atmosphere and the endless attractions. While there are many hot spots around “the big apple” there are two special venues that the locals swear by: Turtle Bay and 230 Fifth.

Turtle Bay

If you’re looking to dance the night away with a live DJ Wednesday-Saturday or catch the Yankees game on 25 HD plasma TVs, Turtle Bay might just be the spot for you. It’s also the best spot in NYC to find a “date” for Turtle Bay was voted the #1 best hookup bar by the NY post!

If Summer is your perfect excuse to throw a party then great news: Turtle Bay makes it easy for you to plan your shin dig online; visit http://www.turtlebaynyc.com/ and check out your options on the right hand side. Their convenient open bar party packages allow you to book a great night for your guests for only $20-$40 a person.

Located at 230 Fifth Ave (only a few subway stops away from Turtle Bay) is the famous 230 FIFTH nightclub. Voted NYC’s #1 Rooftop Garden and Fully Enclosed Penthouse Lounge, 230 FIFTH invites you to enjoy their 365 degree view of NYC’s impressive skyline.

230 Fifth

Their enclosed rooftop allows you to keep the party going, rain or shine. On weekends stop by and enjoy the best brunch in town. Though it is summer, if the weather decides to be chilly you might be given one of their ‘signature’ hooded, red robes.

Speaking of brunch, you are now able to make reservations for brunch, book VIP bottle service and plan parties online via http://rooftopreservation.com/, thanks to YourPortal.

Hitting NYC this summer? Don’t let this season pass without stopping by these local treasures. Already been? Comment below and let us know what you thought. Follow @ProjectParties on twitter and like us on Facebook for more great venues and party info.


Lollapaloo…What do I do?

Every summer Chicago has the honor to host one of the best music festivals in the U.S: Lollapalooza. For those of you who aren’t quite familiar with this event, Lollapalooza is a three day long music extravaganza located in Grant Park from August 3-5, where people of all ages—each part of a different music genre—are able to enjoy dozens of bands performing ALL DAY. Yes, literally, ALL DAY.

Lollapalooza 2011

For those of you who were able to snag tickets to this year’s sold out show, here are a few pointers from the Lolla-enthusiasts here at ProjectParties.com, to ensure you have a perfect weekend.

First and Foremost: Stay hydrated! Chicago has had a scorching summer and the last thing you, or anyone in your group, wants to worry about is whether or not you can make it through the party!

Second (Usually everyone’s first): Know when your favorite bands are playing and what stage they are on. You would hate nothing more than miss the main act you went to Lolla to see because, with a packed crowd and eight different performance stages, it can easily take 30 minutes to get from point A to B.

Here is a link to the line up: http://lineup.lollapalooza.com/events/2012/08/03/

AND a map of the stages: http://www.lollapalooza.com/experience/festival-map/

Third: Dress comfortable. Each festival day can easily last 12 hours and you want to make sure you’re feeling your best! That doesn’t mean wearing your most flattering outfit or brand new shoes, because they could get ruined. Last year no one in our group came home with less than a shoe full of mud! (Pssst. Visit our Pinterest Page for comfy Summer clothing ideas to party the day and night away.)

Last, but not Least: Have the time of your life! This festival is about everyone coming together to enjoy the thing they love most—music.

Headliner light show 2011

Insider’s Tip: Not quick enough to snatch tickets? No worries, many of the bands are performing at local bars, nightclubs or music halls so you still have the opportunity to hear them play! This is perfect for those who are only interested in seeing one or two of the performers and don’t want to pay the price for a full day! Visit http://do312.com/lollaaftershows for a list of after show performers.

Whether you’re in it for the whole weekend, one day, or just enjoying an after show, Lollapalooza is sure not to disappoint. For more insider tips on what’s going on in and around the city, be sure to follow the Project Parties blog series! https://projectparties.wordpress.com/

Want more info on the event? Visit www.lollapalooza.com.


Mingle with a Mocktail

Once upon a time, Friday night rolled around and the office clock hit 5. Employees filed out, their bags stuffed full of paperwork and empty Tupperware. Thoughts of the stuffy office, headache-induced deadlines, and soap -opera office relationship woes dissipated. Calls made and text messages received; promises for a night of fun awaited.

But wait; everyone wants to go to the bar? What about those of us who don’t drink or have early Sat morning plans? Have no fear; life is too short to let a minor thing like alcohol dictate your fun! Here are some tips to help you party sober.

Tip #1: Order up a virgin!

No, not that kind of virgin, you naughty little thing! In case you didn’t know, “mocktails” are the newest trend. In fact, NYC’s Bar & Restaurant Trade Show will be featuring a mocktail Competition next week! While many parties crown alcohol as the guest of honor, we recognize that a party in any shape or form spells fun, so order up an appletini (hold the vodka and schnapps please). If you’re in the mood for a bit of spice, call for a virgin Bloody Mary. And if you need a fruity fix, why not try a virgin strawberry daiquiri? You might even meet (and remember) a sexy princess or your prince charming; the stars shine a little brighter without all of that alcohol clouding your eyes!

Tip #2: Mingle

You just broke through the office-prison walls, the last thing you should do is be a wall-flower.  When you’re busy meeting new people and connecting with old friends, it is unlikely that you will feel the pressure to drink. Plus, you never know the role that person across from you: your next travel buddy, shopping friend, confidante, or even (*gasp*), a future boss.  It’s a confident feeling knowing you can present yourself in the best light possible as opposed to holding in drunken comments all night! Need something to do with your hands? Eat or order up that “mocktail” we talked about.

Tip #3: Smile!

You know the phrase, “A smile is contagious”? Well, if you smile and truly mean it, you’ll likely evoke a conga line of smiles following yours. Have a blast entertaining guests or being among fellow party people. When you’re having genuine fun, it shows, & you’ll be relieved of the pressure to drink and be able to enjoy your night!

Have a hard time refusing a drink? Utilize our simple online system projectparties.com to book your own party and make your own rules (Example: No Drunk’s Allowed)!


Don’t Forget Dad!

Father’s Day is this weekend (Sunday 6/17… in case you forgot)! What better way celebrate dad than to spend time at some Chicago hot spots? Whether your dad’s a sports fanatic or a serious foodie, we’ve gotgreat ideas that are sure to please.

Sports FanDadic (Ha! So Cheesy):

It’s NBA Finals; watch the Heat vs. Thunder at one of Chicago’s best sports bars, The Scout. Their walls are decked with 34 HD flat screens for dad’s (and your) viewing pleasure. Want to make it an all day event?  The Scout’s Sunday brunch is known throughout Chicago and is sure to put a smile on dad’s face; start with brunch then kick around until the game starts at 7pm. Book a private table & “Sports Package” at http://www.TheScoutEvents.com/.

The Scout on 1301 S. Wabash Ave.

If your dad is a Cubs fan, head over to Wrigley to see them take on the Red Sox. Try to get tickets ASAP, but if you can’t find any, watch the game from Casey Moran’s famous Wrigleyville Beergarden. Visit CaseyMoransEvents.com for details.

Father Foodie:

Men love beer. Men love bacon. Put them together and you’ve just provided the best Father’s Day dad could ask for. Paddy Long’s Beer and Bacon Pub offers a beer and bacon tasting where you can sample five seasonal beers with five cuts of bacon. Sadly, Sunday is all booked up, but there are still Saturday night spots, so head over to http://www.paddylongs.com/ to reserve online!

Does dad like pig roasts? We have two locations to try!

  1. Chicago’s New Asian Restaurant, Sunda, is having a Father’s Day Pig Roast where you treat dad to a special menu of roasted pig, chicken and duck with a selection of sides. Top things off with their $8 bloody mary bar. Make a reservation online via their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sundachicago
  1. Head over to Frontier in West Town Chicago for a whole roast pig feast served up with a house-made Cesar and their famous mac & cheese. Check out TheFrontierEVENTS.com for details and to book reservations, online.

Hope you and your Dad have a safe, fun and happy Father’s Day!