Spring Is In the Air
We have two upcoming Social Club Events to kick off spring AND summer!

On May 9th, get ready to dive into an unforgettable evening of mixing and mingling at Lost Reef Lounge! This brand-new aquatic lounge is making a splash in the neighborhood. Come sip on cocktails amongst the fish and make some new friends at the Lost Reef Social Club where they’ll be serving up mouthwatering cheese and charcuterie boards, freshly shucked oysters, seasonal signature bites, and mini delicious desserts, all while you soak in the unique ambiance of this intimate aquatic utopia. Don't be shy, come have an ex-squid-sit time with us! Priced at $65 per person.
On June 7th, Learn how to make the PERFECT margarita with the expert mixologists of Barcocina! They'll teach you the history behind this classic cocktail, the best ingredients to use, and how to balance the flavors for the perfect taste. During the class, you’ll get hands-on experience making your own margarita. Whether you’re a margarita enthusiast or a complete beginner, this class is perfect for anyone looking to have fun and learn something new. Join us for a few hours, and you'll impress your friends for a lifetime!
Priced at $45 per person.
It's almost time for the Annual Belmont Sheffield Music Festival!
This iconic street party in Lakeview East takes place just steps from the Belmont El stop and is always a BLAST! Music highlights of the weekend include main-stage performances by several of the region’s favorite bands. There will be live DJs, karaoke shows, and fun acts where you should expect the unexpected. Beyond music, there’s plenty of food, beer, wine, and the handiwork of city and regional artists! This year, our headliners include
Dancing Queen: An Abba Salute and Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press. See the full line up below!

SAVE THE DATES: May 27th - 28th
Bond Vet just opened their doors in Lakeview! At 3101 N Clark St, this is Bond Vets third Chicago location. They offer a broad range of primary and urgent care services, from vaccinations and annual exams to those uh-oh moments when you need veterinary care ASAP.
It's a rarity to meet a Boba we don't like! A new Boba café just opened up in the neighborhood, welcome RareTea! Choose between dozen of flavors, if you want a tea or smoothie, and of course toppings! They have seating indoors if you feel like spilling the tea, or walk around on Broadway with your new favorite beverage.

Located at 3304 N Broadway
In Memoriam: Beth Murphy
It’s with a heavy heart that we share the news that Beth Murphy, long-time owner of Murphy's Bleachers, and beloved advocate for the neighborhood, has passed away after a long fight with cancer. Beth truly loved all things Wrigleyville and fought hard to preserve the history of our neighborhood over the years.

Beth's late husband Jim, opened Murphy's Bleachers in 1980. Beth and Jim were the first to the table to welcome in new neighbors and made sure that everyone around the neighborhood felt that Wrigleyville was a place for everyone After Jim's passing in 2003, Beth took ownership. She fought hard for small business owners as changes began happening to the neighborhood, and Beth will forever be an integral part of the neighborhood’s history and future because of her tireless work to preserve the history of Wrigleyville. It’s no wonder why celebrities & locals alike flock to this neighborhood watering hole.

From big names like Bill Murray & Eddie Vedder becoming regulars, to the local kickball leagues that crash on the patio after a hard win, Murphy’s Bleachers is a place for everyone to gather because of the culture and atmosphere that Beth has cultivated over the years. The neighborhood will forever be changed because of Beth, and we wish her family and loved ones peace during this time.

Celebration of Life
Saturday, April 29th | 1:20 pm - 5 pm
Murphy’s Bleachers
3655 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
Chicago Pickle Fest
This is a big dill. The first-ever Chicago Pickle Fest is this Saturday, April 29th, held right here in Wrigley! Relish the moment with friends along some of the best Clark Street bars, Old Crow, Cubby Bear, HVAC, Deuce's, Moe's Cantina, and Vines! 

Tickets include
Live performances by The Unresolved, Starlight City & SunFallen!
Pickle Cocktails & Mocktails
Pickleback Shots
Pickle Focused Food Menu
Pickle Photo Ops
Giveaways & other dill-lightful things!
Cubs Game Day Specials
Last week, we asked our Instagram followers what kind of content they'd like to see more of on our pages. Our DM's were flooded with requests for happy hours, specials, and any deals our neighborhood hot spots may have! We listened, and began with a list of all the game day specials our Wrigleyville bars offer when the Cubbies play at home! Find out who has deals worthy of a W.
Volunteer At Belmont Sheffield Music Festival!
Do you love music? Do you love festivals? Then boy, do we have a great opportunity for you! The Belmont Sheffield Music Festival is just a month away, and we are in need of a few helping hands to make the weekend magical.
 If you're available on May 27th and 28th, this is your calling!
New Business Alerts
Upcoming Events and Promotions

Are you looking for a death doula in Chicago? Do you want to learn more about reducing end-of-life fears? Perhaps you need end-of-life support? Or are you simply interested in planning ahead? Anitya Doula Services are available to assist and serve different needs, so you can focus on loved ones.

On Wednesdays and Fridays in May, they are presenting online group sessions from 11:30 am – 1 pm, central time. Choose as many topics as you like. Join an informative, fun, and helpful discussion with a Q&A at the end. Registration is only $25 per person and the link will be sent to you a few days before the session.
Advocate Health co-CEO Gene Woods visited teammates last week at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. In a two-day visit to campus, Gene met with the team at the Pediatric Development Center who provides impressive diagnostic and early intervention care to children with developmental and behavioral differences. See more on their Facebook post.
Business & Government Affairs
Check out all the BACP Webinars here!
Tuesday, 5/2 at 10:00 AM
SBA Resources and Updates for Your Business
Presented by the Small Business Administration (SBA)
National Small Business Week is observed annually the first week of May. Celebrate National Small Business Week as we recognize the resilience, innovation, and economic power of America's small businesses and innovative startups in Chicago. During this webinar you will learn from our highly impactful entrepreneurs who build prosperity in their local communities and small business service partners that deliver services.
In recognition of National Small Business Week.
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