Party Earth Review Although there’s no shortage of Faith & Whiskey’s namesake libation, there are enough daily specials at this rocker-chic venue to ensure that even heretical scotch haters will find plenty to wash the night down with... ... read full review
1365 West Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
Brown, Purple Express, Red Lines: Fullerton
W–F, Su 5pm–2am, Sa 5pm–3am
Lincoln Park, Chicago –
Although there’s no shortage of Faith & Whiskey’s namesake libation, there are enough daily specials at this rocker-chic venue to ensure that even heretical scotch haters will find plenty to wash the night down with.
Business professionals looking to quench their thirst after a long day chat casually along the fifty-foot copper-plated bar, selecting their choice of hard stuff on tap as the skulls of two longhorns loom overhead.
Across from the mirror-backed bar, graduate and post-grad groups settle in at darkened tables beneath mounted electric guitars, enjoying $1 beer as they eye the vintage motorcycles perched above the restroom doors.
The guitar motif continues in the open back of the room, where an elevated DJ booth doubles as a live band karaoke stage on Thursdays, drawing liquor-fueled girls and shy-dudes-turned-power-ballad-gods to belt out their favorite tunes beneath the glow of antler chandeliers.
Although the venue is invariably chill in the early evenings, the dance vibe – and the volume – are kicked up after 9pm on Friday and Saturday nights as college-age revelers plow through discount pitchers, and conversation gives way to a DJ’s booming rock mixes.
One part chill whiskey den and one part beer-fueled party scene, Faith & Whiskey is the kind of place where patrons can enjoy fine spirits one minute and rock out the next.
And as the great Ozzy Osbourne once said, “If the music’s too loud…then you’re too old.”
Business professionals, whiskey lovers, and relaxed groups of college kids early in the evening, with a stronger showing of young and rowdy blood late into the night, 20s to early 40s.
DJs usually spin rock and Top 40 on Fridays from 9pm and Saturdays from 10pm. Ambient classic rock and contemporary country music otherwise. Live band karaoke on Thursday nights from 10pm.
Video Power Hour on Friday at 8:30pm features one-minute clips focused on a certain theme, such as “Best dance scenes ever.” Beer pong table available for free on Wednesdays and Fridays.
No food. ATM on site. Venue available for private party rentals, including during hours the venue is not normally open.
Beer $4–$8, wine $6–$9, cocktails $6–$11, whiskey $2–$50. Four-hour open bar packages $25–$35/person.
Casual to dressy: loosened button-down, cardigans, blouses, low heels, designer jeans, designer t-shirts.
Early evenings to chill with a few rounds of rye, Thursday nights for gut-busting karaoke performances, and Friday nights for a larger crowd and a rowdy scene.
A block south is Pequod’s Pizza (2207 North Clybourn Avenue), open till 2am (midnight on Sundays) serving award-winning Chicago deep dish pizza that helps keep the party going.