If there was ever a week to give up on, it’s this week. It’s Thursday and it’s St. Paddy’s Day so Friday is canceled. 115 Bourbon Street is making this really easy too. They’re open from morning till, well, morning. It starts with WGN Morning News coverage at the cracka$$ of dawn, showcasing the hardest of the hard core south-side booze hounds from 6-10am. Then, the NCAA tourney will be on all day, helping to make your Jay Oh Bee a distant memory. Before you know it, you’ll be on your third square meal of the day off Bourbon’s menu. Then the wheels come off. So call in sick now.
The Larkin and Moran Brothers are in the front room at 7pm followed by Too White Crew at 10pm in the back room. And we’re bringing four Fly Girls, DJ Kris Wilkins, new tunes bottles of Wild Irish Rose AND TWC’s Extremely Worthless Posse.
But that’s not all. Bourbon is piling on DJ’s in The Fireball Saloon from 10pm till close – in search of the last man standing. It’s gonna be rich.
So the week is officially over. Thank the Irish…and your awesome, incorrigible, bad-decision prone self. Cheers!
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Saturday night. Be very afraid.
I’ve lost track of how many years we’ve played this party but I know a Bush was President. I’ve seen a metric ton of halloween parties and I can’t think of any annual Halloween party that holds a creepy candelabra to this one. The clocks also fall back an hour, so buckle up party people, cuz we have an extra hour to make sure every wheel comes off.
This blog is mostly for people who have either never been to 115 Bourbon Street on Halloween or never been to Bourbon at all. For starters, the place is plenty bigger than Nicki Minaj’s ass. I’m pretty sure back in the day it used to be a Handy Andy. There is so much shit going on it’s almost hard to get your bearings straight, especially if you’re mainlining liquor, like E V E R Y person there does.
And I’m not even talking about their halloween party yet. That’s just the average weekend night at Bourbon. So about the party…The most important thing you need to know is don’t show up at 10:00 thinking you’ll moonwalk right in. People down south take this shit seriously so get there early. If you get stuck in the line, just remind yourself there’s NOTHING else going on within black cat swinging distance. It’s worth it. Mix some distilled love into a Big Gulp cup to keep you busy. Because that’s what everyone else will be doing. Besides, the line is almost as entertaining as what’s going on inside…provided it’s not raining, snowing, sleeting or some other bullshit that tends to fall from the Chicago sky this time of year.
Bourbon goes all out for this party and so do the 2000+ people (check out the costumes!) hoping to win the trip for two to Mexico or one of the phat cash runner up prizes ($1000 for 2nd, $500 for 3rd, $100 gift cards for 4th & 5th and $50 gift cards for 6th-10th places). The costumes range from original to lame, hysterical to insensitive, smokin’ hot to “wow you really shouldn’t wear that”. You will see it all. Here’s a video preview.
Too White Crew will be in the big room, performing up until the costume contest starts, then DJ Shawn Edwards takes over. Dick Diamond and the Dusters will be on front stage and Suburban Cowboys will be in the Fireball Saloon. All other acts are hallucinations.
AND it’s on a SATURDAY this year? This one’s gonna leave a Marky Mark.
Good Friday?! Heaaal naw. Let’s make it a GREAT Friday – starting with our appearance on the WGN Morning News! We’re going to be live at the Cubby Bear at from 7am-9:30am, promoting our show Saturday night at the Cubby Bear. This ain’t just a Cubby show doe. It’s the 107th annual “Next Year Day” bash – a party that celebrates over a century of the Cubs’ inability to get the job done. Next Year Day is also a fundraising event for Avanse, a Chicago-based charity dedicated to changing the lives of Latin American street kids so a portion of your $10 ticket goes to them. Oh yeah, and Opening Day at Wrigley is Sunday so Wrigleyville is gonna be a shitshow all weekend!
But before we rock Wrigley’s sign off the park Saturday, we’re at 115 Bourbon St. Friday night!
There’s alotta shit going on at 115 Bourbon Street this Friday but the phat beats will be coming from the new front stage after the Blackhawks game. If you wanna roam around doe, the country room is having “Crossover Night” with Hillbilly Rockstarz and Libido Funk Circus. And in the Big Room, they’re having live MMA fighting. Basically, a lil suhin suhin fer erryone.