CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Bucktown and Wicker Park, Chicago Loop, Edgewater, Portage Park

Lincoln Park: The Goose Island brewery is back open for business! Located at 1800 N. Clybourn, the brewery underwent significant renovations and is now ready to serve customers. The renovations include an expanded brewery on site and the kitchen is now run by chef Marcus Rasmussen.

Lakeview: A brand new film festival is coming to the Music Box Theatre. Cinepocalypse, developed by Josh Goldbloom, is an effort to expand a horror movie festival into a genre film festival that also includes sci-fi, action, and quirky movies. The festival begins November 2 and lasts until November 9. Featuring over 60 movies, guests can buy tickets to individual movies and passes to either part of or the whole festival online. Goldbloom is thrilled to be holding his festival at the Music Box. He says, “I’m obsessed with the Music Box Theatre. I think it’s one of the most beautiful spaces to see a movie in the United States. It’s just the best of the best. You don’t see those types of spaces everywhere; we’re able to showcase 35 and 70 mm, it’s in a beautiful neighborhood in Chicago- it’s a real treat.” For film information and the full schedule, click here.

Bucktown and Wicker Park: Cafe Robey continues to grow its new business. Beginning Monday, the restaurant (located at 1600 N. Milwaukee Ave.) will offer a discount for neighbors in Wicker Park and Bucktown. On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, guests who show identification with a 60647 or 60622 zip code or a piece of mail addressed to them will receive 20% off their bill. The Cafe has updated their menu for the fall, check it out here. As the weather cools down, the second floor lounge has also updated their offerings. The Lounge’s new menu offers comfort food classics like grilled cheese and tomato soup, or a roast beef sandwich. The locals only discount doesn’t apply to the food at the Lounge, only Cafe Robey. The Lounge also offers live music on Wednesday nights beginning at 6:30 pm.

Chicago Loop: Carnivale, a Latin fusion restaurant in the West Loop, is adding live entertainment to its dining experience. Located at 702 W. Fulton Market, every Friday this month, the restaurant will feature aerialists, “parades” of cotton candy, and other circus-type performers. Guest DJs and musicians will provide music as well. Live entertainment begins at 8:30 pm on Friday evenings. Check out a preview here!

Edgewater: The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is hosting its first ever Craft Cocktail Crawl. The event will be held on November 9 from 5 to 8 pm. Restaurants will be offering cocktail specials and food samples and local businesses will host arts and crafts for crawlers, as well as demonstrations. Stops include The Growling Rabbit, Income Tax, RAM Art Studio, Chicago Mosaic School, Revival Social Club, and more. Tickets are available online for $40 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Chicago Mosaic School.

Portage Park: Fischman Public House and Bottle Shop has finally announced an opening date for their package goods store. Neighboring stores in the Six Corners Shopping District have been anxiously awaiting the store’s opening for the last year. The new bottle shop, bar, and restaurant is in the same building as the Portage Theatre (4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.). The restaurant won’t be finished for another few months, but the bottle shop is holding its grand opening on November 11 from noon to 8 pm. The restaurant will serve Americanized tapas and has room for about 100 diners. The bottle shop is 1000 square feet and is an upscale specialty store, stocked with craft beer, scotch, and bourbon.