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A diamond in the rough in the Wrigleyville/Lakeview neighborhoods, the corner bar and restaurant on Southport and Irving, SIP, offers guests live jazz every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each night features a different jazz artist paired with craft cocktails designed by Beverage Director Ardit Dizdari.

SIP Beverage-Director-Ardit-Dizdari
Beverage Director Ardit Dizdari leads the cocktail program at SIP.

SIP just kicked off Chicago Jazz Originals every Thursday night with live music and original cocktails made with CH Distillery spirits. Starting April 2, singer Elaine Dame will become SIP's resident Thursday night act bringing a sophisticated jazz set and her signature crowd interaction to the bar. Featured cocktails include the following:

  • Dame ($11) with Masala tea, CH Vodka, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, lemon, Lillet Blanc and Amaro Nonnino
  • Beets Me ($10) with CH Peppercorn Vodka, Genepy Des Alpes Liqueur, beet, blood orange, lemon and maple
  • Cherry Rickey ($10) with CH London Dry Gin, Maurin Quina, house made cherry soda phosphate

SIP continues the live jazz every weekend with Speakeasy Fridays and A Moveable Feast Saturdays. Speakeasy Fridays features prohibition-era cocktails, $6 Volstead Act cocktail specials and live jazz from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. A Moveable Feast Saturdays features an evening of cocktails and live music inspired by Hemingway and his travels. Live Parisian, Latin and Brazilian jazz will be featured from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

SIP is located at 4000 N. Southport Ave. 773-857-2890.


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