Dining out: Spirits, a burger challenge, an ugly sweater brunch & more
In the spirit
• Bub City Rosemont is getting in the holiday spirit with its annual Bad Santa Christmas Party starting at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22. Sip on $5 Old Fashioneds, spiked cider and boozy hot cocoa while enjoying live music, giveaways and photos with Santa.
• Bub City takes its whiskey seriously. For a special treat, both the Rosemont and River North locations will be serving up six special varieties of whiskey in December. Choose from 2-ounce pours of the Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year ($22), Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year ($26), Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13 Year ($45), Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15 Year ($50), Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Year ($75) and Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23 Year ($90).
Bub City is at Parkway Bank Park, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 261-0399, and 435 N. Clark St., Chicago, (312) 610-4200, or bub-city.com/.
Ugly Sweater Brunch
Grab the gaudiest Christmas sweater you can find and head to Shaw’s holiday-themed Ugly Sweater Brunch from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23. Shaw’s will reward all those wearing an ugly holiday sweater with a $25 gift card to use at a future visit. Brunch costs $65 for adults, $15 for kids 7-12, and free for kids 6 and younger. Shaw’s Crab House Schaumburg is at 1900 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 517-2722 or shawscrabhouse.com/events/ugly-sweater-brunch-december-23/.