Tag Archives: cocktails

Tom 365 – July 28, 2016

A little sweet for me, but it was a pretty drink. 

Tom 365 – July 1, 2016

Cocktails at dusk on a rooftop in the city. 

Tom 365 – April 22, 2016

Why must they close the bar at dinner?  My glasses getting lonely. 

Congratulations Katie and Eric. 

Tom 365 – February 5, 2016


 It’s Friday. 

Stopped for a cocktail.  Waiting to my pretty wife to join me. 

Tom 365 – January 27, 2015

Can’t go wrong with the Chicken Basket. 

The Drinkingbird

We had an interesting day yesterday. As many people know, my wife and I enjoy taking adventure walks in the city. We usually start with a vague plan, and then just let the day and our feet guide us. 

The plan yesterday was haircuts and oysters. The plan quickly changed when Maureen discovered her Saturday appointment was for Sunday. And since our oyster plan was not scheduled to open until 4, we had to fill some time.

After some walking and a couple stops we found the gem of the day. The Drinkingbird.  Craft Cocktails, cheap beer, and a WLS soundtrack right off the Silver Dollar Survey circa 1975. 

I had the Tennessee Sling and Maureen enjoyed a Washington Island. Both were very tasty. 

I followed that up with a Schlitz and a shot, just a very reasonable $5. 

Unfortunately we needed to head on our way, but not before we grabbed a couple books of matches. Sure, you can’t smoke in bars anymore, but the matches were a great addition to this throwback bar. 

The rest of the night did not go nearly as well. Overpriced food in very small portions, and an accidental spot at a bar showing gay porn. 

As always, it was an adventure. 

Tom 365 – June 20, 2014


Oh how we miss the Redwood Lounge. Our own little version of the Regal Beagle located on the South Side of Chicago at 32nd and Wallace.