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CheekyChicago’s 5th Birthday Bash!

Working and Playing Hard for Five Years

October 22, 2013
cheeky speaks

Everyday at Cheeky, we’re putting in our blood, sweat and tears to create an inclusive community for definitively bold, impudent and saucy women. After passionately Cheekifying the city for five years, we wanted to pause to reflect on our accomplishments (everyone should try this) and treat ourselves to a colossal, chic bash second to none. On Oct. 10 in true Cheeky fashion, we did just that. Chicago’s tastemakers, friends, family and, of course, Cheeky readers (our most important peeps) toasted to five years of Cheekiness at The Underground in River North. After walking downstairs ribboned with a pink carpet to the entrance, the club seduced guests with dim lighting and Cheeky signature cocktails “Baileys Italian Dessert,” “El …  Read more

Table Kits at the Underground

Bottle Service is SO Last Year

February 27, 2009

Bottle service is SO last year. Why don’t you forget it and opt for a table kit instead? What’s a table kit, you ask? Well, I headed to the Underground to find out what Benjamin Newby, GM and cocktail creator, had concocted. The latest offering is a cocktail experience, where well-trained servers in Cold War Era booty shorts take an artisan approach to pouring a drink. Seeing that I had just come from Rockit (where I had my first Kobe beef with brie burger, followed by a couple of vodka martinis with three bleu cheese olives – more on that obsession later), I could really only handle two of the kits. I …  Read more

Martini Park

Not Your Common Cosmo

February 20, 2009
Jessica Zweig

I will admit it’s not much in terms of ambience and the crowd is either hot-boy hit-or-cougar miss. But I will also admit that it’s the great music, special events and, most of all, the outstanding cocktail menu that keeps me coming back to Martini Park. Located in the heart of River North, you could call this one of the most convenient after-work/happy hour destinations in town. The list, which reads more like a book, is divided into a bevy of options, and no matter how many martini lists you’ve seen in your cosmopolitan hey-day, I assure you you’ve never seen one like this. Martini Park definitely goes that …  Read more