Motoblot Motorcycle Festival Opening Party
6:00 PM18:00

Motoblot Motorcycle Festival Opening Party

MOTOBLOT 2017 is before us and we're kickstarting the party early with a two-wheeled block party at Federal Moto HQ, courtesy of Royal Enfield!

Fire up your ride and join us for a night of bikes, coffee, beer, booze, live music and food. Federal Moto will be unveiling their latest build, a customRoyal Enfield Continental GT!

THIS IS A FREE EVENT AND EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Bike or no bike, just bring the good vibes.

We got Johnny Walker spinning vinyl sounds all night.
We got Goose Island beers.
We got Metric Coffee slingin' cold brew and their hot new cafe patio is open. 
We got RHINE HALL stirring some special cocktails and their bangin' tasting room will be open. 
We got Cult RunnerVichcraft Design Studio, & Tarnish hawking their fine 'wares. 
We got the Döner Men Krull Mobile serving up real proper kebabs & currywurst. 
We got Hearth & Market by Live Station Farm firing one of the best pizzas in the city in their rolling wood-burning oven.
We got The Chow Brothers bringing the pierogis your Polish grandma would approve of.

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Rebuilding Exchange
6:00 PM18:00

Rebuilding Exchange


Celebrate summer with Rebuilding Exchange! Here are the details for this year's House Party:

  • Vote in our design competition! ReInvent is a design competition utilizing only reclaimed materials, and the submissions will be revealed at this year’s House Party. Winning entries will be chosen both by a panel of judges and by attendees during the event.
  • Help us honor our current cohort of job trainees for their accomplishments during their time at RX!
  • Participate in a raffle with some awesome items and experiences
  • Food trucks will be stationed in the back, including yummy food from Donermen
  • FREE delicious beer from Burnt City will be aplenty
  • All this while grooving to jams provided by our fave Chicago DJ, Mo Manley

This year make your charitable contribution to Rebuilding Exchange, have an awesome time at our House Party, and leave with some cool swag! Here are your ticket options:


  • $20 gets you into the event and free beer for as long as the kegs are flowing
  • $50 gets you free beer plus an awesome RX t-shirt- Made in the USA with our custom tool hand print logo
  • $75 gets you free beer plus our limited edition, RX Made tote bag hand crafted with banners from last year's NFL Draft Town held in Chicago and rope from Brooklyn Boulders
  • $100 gets you free beer plus an RX t-shirt AND the RX Made tote bag
  • Rebuilding Exchange is a 501c3 non-profit organization and the value of the tickets are tax-deductible less the fair market value for goods or services received.
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Pilsen Food Truck Social
11:00 AM11:00

Pilsen Food Truck Social

  • 1800 South Allport Street Chicago, IL, 60608 United States (map)
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on 18th Street at Allportin Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood

$5.00 Optional Donation

In 2017 a portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Illinois Food Truck Owners Association, Pilsen's Saint Procopius Church food bank and soup kitchen, and Chicago Dia de los Ninos Scholarships.

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Dovetail Mayfestiversary

  • 1800 West Belle Plaine Avenue Chicago, IL, 60613 United States (map)
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Chicagos craft beer lovers have one more thing to toast to this Memorial Day weekend. Dovetail Brewery and Begyle are hosting Mayfestiversary, a friendly block party and celebration of 365 days of delicious Dovetail beers. Belle Plaine Avenue will be closed from Ravenswood to the CTA tracks for food trucks, bands, games and picnic tables. Dovetail will be serving their beer—including Dovetails first ever Maibock —from an outside dock and in the tap room. With good food, great people and even better beer, Mayfestiversary promises to be one epic party.

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Goose Island's 4th Annual Battle of the Breweries 2017 Dodgeball Tournament - Sunday Funday
5:30 PM17:30

Goose Island's 4th Annual Battle of the Breweries 2017 Dodgeball Tournament - Sunday Funday

  • 603 North Sacramento Boulevard Chicago, IL, 60612 United States (map)
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Goose Island's 4th Annual Battle of the Breweries Dodgeball Tournament
Featuring Specialty Beer Tappings + Guest Brewery Beers
Sunday, May 21 | 2PM-6PM | 21+
Goose Island Barrel House | 603 N. Sacramento Blvd. 

Battle of the Breweries is near and dear to our hearts. It brings Chicago craft breweries and beer lovers together in our backyard, the Goose Island Barrel House. It's a celebration of Chicago Craft Beer Week - and benefits a great cause.

At its core, Battle of the Breweries is a single elimination dodgeball tournament. It features 32 competing Chicagoland breweries, all seeking dodgeball supremacy. Each brewerys aim is to etch their name on The Cup, but we all agree that we have an even bigger opportunity: to give back. That's why, for the fourth year in a row, 100% of the proceeds from the event benefit Special Olympics Illinois.

Tickets $25 - 100% of the proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Illinois

Tickets include 6 beer tokens. 
No refunds.
Specialty Beers:
2012 BCS Cherry Rye
2013 Lolita
2014 BCS Proprietors
2014 BCS Vanilla
2015 BCS Rare
2016 BCS Coffee
TBD beers from guest breweries

Food Trucks: 
The Fat Shallot:
Bruges Brothers:
Yum Dum:
5411 Empanadas:
Bub City:

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South Side Craft Beer Fest
1:00 PM13:00

South Side Craft Beer Fest

  • 2515 South Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL, 60616 United States (map)
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Kick off beer festival season on the South Side by celebrating with Southside brewers and friends for the Inaugural South Side Craft Beer Fest (SSCBF). This year's SSCBF is in partnership with the Southside Brewers Association and the South Loop Business Exchange. 

Join us on Saturday, May 20th, 2017, for a celebration of local, quality craft beer manufactured from South Side brewers! Festivities will commence with a VIP event beginning at 1:00pm, and General Admission running between 2:00pm to 6:00pm. 

Breweries pouring:

51st Ward Brewing Company
350 Brewing Company
5 Rabbit Brewing Company
All Rise Brewing
Around The Bend
Arrowhead Brewing Company
Baderbrau Brewing Company
Banging Gavel Brews
Blue Island Brewing Company
Blue Nose Brewing Company
Burnt City Brewing
Evil Horse Brewing
Gino's Brewpub
Hailstorm Brewing
Haymarket Brewing
Horse Thief Hallow Brewing
Lo Rez Brewing Company
Midwest Meadwerks
Moody Tongue Brewing Company
Motor Row Brewing
One Trick Pony
Soundgrowler Brewing
Vice District Brewing
Whiner Brewing


Baderbrau Brewing Company
2515 South Wabash
Chicago, IL

Offering 50+ unique hand-crafted beers from over 20 participating Southside breweries, GA and VIP tickets offer unique experiences for all craft beer consumers. GA tickets are $45 and VIP tickets are $60 which includes $8 in food tickets provided by participating food trucks and VIP catering. The VIP experience also offers rare beer pours provided by one of our sponsors, Luis Glunz Beer, Inc.  All guests will receive a collectable tasting glass, 30 samples of craft beers, live entertainment, and food for purchase.  

Designated drivers or non-beer drinkers CAN access the fest without a ticket.  We reserve the right to remove anyone found sharing beer.

If still available, General Admission tickets will be available at the door for $55 :: VIP for $75

Food trucks will be announced soon!


*All ticket sales are final--NO REFUNDS.  Event will be held rain or shine!
*Must be 21 years of age or older with valid ID to participate in this event.
*The entire event runs between 2PM-6PM. VIP ticket holders get access from 1PM - 6PM and General Admission from 2PM - 6PM.
*Non-beer drinking guests do not need a ticket to the fest. However, anyone found sharing beer will escorted from premises. 

Additional Event Information:

TRANSPORTATION: We encourage attendees to drink responsibly and take public transportation. Although there is street parking, public transportation via the green line is strongly encouraged.  For directions using public transportation visit

FOOD: Food is sold separately. VIP ticket holders receive $8 in food tickets

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