September 28th, 2022
Join us at Our First Annual Oktoberfest This Weekend!
708 W. Belmont | October 1 & 2 from 11AM to 10PM | Live Music, Authentic Food, Oktoberfest Beers, Family Friendly Activities All Weekend Long!
Join us the weekend of October 1st through October 2nd for the First Annual Oktoberfest! Prosted and Hosted at Our Lady of Mount Carmel at 708 W. Belmont Avenue, this action-packed weekend is one you won’t want to miss! Throw on your best lederhosen, this is your Wiesn to party! Enjoy a weekend full of live music, tasty local food, and brew-tiful Oktoberfest activities! The morning will be family-friendly, with activities for the whole family! There is plenty of fun for the adults with beers and pretzels starting at 11 AM… What’s the Wurst that can happen? The night is when the party starts and you can enjoy a lively night filled with the best festive music that will make you think you’re in Munich!
Saturday festivities will include the Tapping of the Keg Celebration, Live Entertainment, Raffle Entries, and chances to win incredible prizes!
Tonight's Supper & Social Club
Join Houndstooth Saloon Tonight for their Fall Menu Release and Two Hours of Open Bar!
Join Houndstooth Saloon on September 28th at 6:30PM for their fall menu release and an open bar! It's been a while since we've gotten together, and Houndstooth Saloon wants to share their new menu items with the Lakeview Supper Club first! Enjoy a night of passed apps & unlimited wine and beer with Houndstooth.

This event will include a 2-hr open bar and they will be serving select bites and appetizers from their upcoming fall menu.

The Menu:
Fig Chutney Tarts
Hand Breaded Pork Cutlets with Fall Braised Cabbage
Bacon Wrapped Dates
Unlimited Beer and Wine from 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Chicago Marathon Returns October 9th
Chicago Marathon Returns October 9th
Tens of thousands of runners are preparing to step off next month for the 44th Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the city's biggest racing event and one of the six World Marathon Majors.
Streets in the neighborhood may be closed to traffic as an anticipated 40,000 participants pass through the area starting at 
7:00 a.m. and continuing to 4 p.m. A comprehensive list of street closures and their approximate reopening is available at closures, access to other streets in the area not directly on the course may be effected during this timeframe.
No parking will be allowed on the Marathon course. Towing of vehicles on the course will begin at 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 9, 
2022. Vehicles that are not removed from the street by that time will be ticketed and towed to the nearest auto pound.

Food Service Sanitation Managers Certification Class
Center on Halsted | October 3rd | 9AM - 5PM
Join us at the Center on Halsted on October 3rd from 9AM - 5PM for the Food Safety & Sanitation Manager Class hosted by the Safe Dining Association. The Food Safety Manager Certification credential communicates to the food service and retail industry that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to oversee the safe storage, preparation, and service of food in the workplace.
The Food Safety Certification class will consist of 1 eight hour day of instruction with the exam being given at the end of the class. This class and exam is fully accredited with the Illinois Department of Public Health, Chicago Department of Public Health, Prometric Testing Organization and ServSafe from the National Restaurant Association (administered by request). Upon successful completion of the class and test students will be certified in the State of Illinois and will be able to apply for the City of Chicago certification. 
Free Marketing Webinar
Marketing Webinar: Make Your Website Work For You | October 11th | 11AM
In this presentation, learners will discover how to create a search-friendly website that drives user action and supports their goals. Whether launching a new website or sprucing up an old one, this workshop will help.
College Football Returns to Wrigleyville
Find your spot to catch every game!
In Lakeview East, an unspoken phenomenon is that almost every bar has a certain college team they full-heartedly support. They’ll host viewing parties for when games are live, roll out specials named after the mascot, or even have school memorabilia hanging from the walls and ceiling. If you’re looking for a place to cheer on your favorite college team, in-state or out, here is a list of the best spots to do so. Nothing says college sports more than a bar of fans as enthusiastic as you are.
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News and Recent Happenings
Wrigleyville Halloween Crawl Returns October 29th
On October 29th, the historic and ever-evolving Wrigleyville neighborhood will be full of party-seekers creeping and crawling from bar to bar. Halloween is the one night that you can act like a kid and drink like an adult. You and your friends can show off your incredible costumes as you sing, dance, and drink the night away. Throw on your best costume and join in on all of the frightening fun for this haunted holiday at the biggest bar crawl in Chicago
Willson Contreras’s Future With The Chicago Cubs Still Unclear
"Headed into the August 2 trade deadline, the consensus expectation was that the Cubs would trade Willson Contreras. This winter, Contreras is set to become an unrestricted free agent, and he and the Cubs have not reached an agreement on an extension, so a move at the trade deadline would have made sense."

Gallagher Way to Host A League of Their Own Film 30th Anniversary Showing
The Chicago Cubs will host a celebration for the 30th anniversary of the baseball classic, “A League of Their Own,” at Wrigley Field and Gallagher Way Thursday, September 29.

“A League of Their Own” is a 1992 film that tells a fictional account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and the Rockford Peaches. Fans interested in watching the hit film are able to attend a free screening at Gallagher Way at 7 p.m. CDT. Gates will open at 6 p.m., and the first 800 early arriving fans will be eligible to receive a limited-edition commemorative hat. Prior to the screening, fans can take part in a Q&A discussion at 6:30 p.m. with cast members Megan Cavanagh, Ann Cusack, Patti Pelton, Anne Ramsay and Tracy Reiner.

To secure a ticket to the September 29 game, please visit No gameday tickets are required for the postgame Q&A discussion or film screening at Gallagher Way

T-BOX Tickets Officially Go On Sale
While many cities celebrate Christmas, nobody does it quite like Chicago. Imagine it! A picturesque snowfall lightly blankets add in you and your friends sporting your favorite ugly Christmas sweaters, working on a Silver Bell BUZZ. This is a party even the Grinch wouldn't miss!

What started as a bar crawl at 12 bars (Twelve Bars of Christmas, aka TBOX) is now the world’s largest, longest-running, and most spectacular holiday bar crawl taking place at tons of bars in the Wrigleyville neighborhood! Whether you're naughty or nice, it's time to get into the holiday spirit at this iconic Chicago event.
Deuce's Nightmare on Clark Street set to open October 1st
Feeling spooky? Creep it real at the much-loved, immersive and over-the-top pop-up venue Deuce’s Major League Bar’s, Nightmare on Clark St returns to the Wrigleyville neighborhood at 3505 N Clark Street! This annual pop up is a fun take over of one of Clark Street's favorite hang outs.

Johnnie Walker Blending Lab + Happy Hour Announced at Mordecai
Join Mordecai Chicago (3632 N. Clark St) as they team up with Johnnie Walker for a one-night-only event on Tuesday, October 11th. Here, you will become a master blender by recreating the unrivaled Johnnie Walker Black. The night will kick off at 5:30 PM with an hour-long happy hour of light bites and cocktails brought to you by Mordecai’s bar and kitchen. Widely celebrated Master Educator John Henderson will then lead the group in a grain to bottle education session, detailing the captivating process of blending Scotch. Guests will graduate as master blenders at 7:30 PM and will split into groups as they compete to recreate the Johnnie Walker Black during the Blending Lab for a friendly competition.
With only 20 tickets being sold at $95 for this one-time event, be sure to secure your tickets soon via Tock. 

See the Upcoming Games At Wrigley Field
Lakeview East Job Board
Job Board on the Lakeview East Website is now active!
Are you looking for a new opportunity? The Lakeview East Job Board is open! Our 500+ members can post their open positions directly to our website!

If you would like to become a member to post jobs and events to our website, please email
Upcoming Events and Promotions
Every year, many local businesses contribute products, services and cash to Second Unitarian's fall fundraiser and silent auction. And you can too! It is a great way to reach close to 200 households in and around East Lakeview. Click here for more information or send an email to discuss how you can get involved. 

Author Deep Dive - Ted Lasso (Season 1)

Do you love Ted Lasso? Or do you have a friend who loves the show and they can't stop telling you, "Seriously, you need to watch it right now!"

Starting Tuesday, October 11th, we're hosting a 6-week class called "Author Deep Dive" where we'll focus on Season 1 of Ted Lasso. We'll go through the first season, point out and analyze moments of especially great writing, and have a group discussion.

We're holding these classes every Tuesday night at Barrel (2831 N. Broadway) at 8 pm. Cost is $99 for the 6 weeks. If interested, email

Two last things - Not required, but this class is especially helpful if you're a writer or interested in writing. We'll offer examples and exercises to take into your own writing. And there's equal value if you're someone new to the show vs. someone who has already seen Season 1.
Calling all small businesses! Third Space Chicago is hosting their second annual Artisan Market on November 12 & 13! We can't wait to highlight local entrepreneurs from our creative and diverse community. Do you make soap? Create artwork? Sew your own clothes? Cook artisan food? Third Space is looking for you! Fill out the application at to apply as a vendor by September 30. Contact with questions.

Explore the Lakeview East Dining Guide
Live Music Returns to the Neighborhood
954 W Belmont Ave
Sluggers Dueling Pianos
3540 N. Clark Street
Metro Chicago
3730 N Clark
The Vic
3145 N. Sheffield
Monsignor Murphys
3019 N. Broadway
Drew's On Halsted
3201 N Halsted
Uncommon Ground
3800 N. Clark
Business & Government Affairs
Check out all the BACP Webinars here!
Friday, 9/30 Webinar at 9:30 AM
Instagram for Business 101: How to Create a Cohesive Feed
Presented by Stacey Pitts Caldwell, MBA | Business Coach | Business Meets Real Life™(BMRL)
In this workshop you will learn how to brand yourself, put together a cohesive and fascinating-to-look-at feed and come up with a consistent IG strategy that breeds trust. Instagram engagement for business should be strategic, so this workshop will focus on:
- The 6 areas you need to focus on to create a solid & consistent Instagram presence for your business.
- The most crucial part of your Instagram strategy
- How to quickly and easily develop a recognizable, signature look and style
- The best image editing apps for achieving the look you’re after–plus a look at the ultimate Instagram feed “DONT’s”
- Deciding what, when and how to post content–so it always reaches the right audience, at the right time.

Wednesday, 10/5 Webinar at 3:00 PM
City Inspections - Ask Questions, Get Answers
Presented by the City of Chicago
The Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection, Department of Public Health, and the Department of Buildings will provide insight on how operate a compliant business in the City of Chicago. Topics covered will include how to prepare for inspections, building permits and sign display requirements, food inspection overview and necessary certificates, and zoning review procedures. Learn how to operate safely and avoid common setbacks.

Friday, 10/7 Webinar at 9:30 AM
Grants, Incentives, and FREE Assistance for your Business
Presented by Andrew Fogaty, Executive Director 36Squared Business Incubator
Every year the City, County, State and Federal government spend MILLIONS of dollars to provide grants, incentives and free assistance to Chicago area companies. Was your company one of them?
Come to this FREE informative event and learn how your business can access assistance for everything from building improvement and property acquisition to export assistance and government contracting.
For recordings of past BACP webinars, please click here
Upcoming Community Meetings
CAPS Meetings - Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy
Are you, or anyone you know, looking to open a business to Lakeview East? View Storefront Opportunities on our website here!
Interested in joining the Chamber? The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is here to help promote, assist and grow your business!

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