Perhaps you indulged in a few while vacationing south of the border and searched for its familiar sunny yellow label in Mexican restaurants and beer bars throughout Chicago. Fans of Victoria Beer, lament no longer. Mexico’s oldest beer – and the second highest-selling imported premium beer in the world – is now available in a handful of lucky Chicago hot spots.
The Vienna-style beer, which was first produced in Mexico in 1865 and acquired by brewing giant Grupo Modelo in 1935, features an aroma of high-quality malt and hops and a unique amber hue. The legendary brew is now available in Chicago, the first U.S. city to hold the honor. Ten Chicago venues will be pouring the coveted brew, including Nacional 27 and Zocalo Restaurant and Tequila Bar in River North and Salsa 17 in northwest suburban Arlington Heights.
Say “salud!” to Victoria Beer beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, when Nacional 27 will start selling the brew on draft. From Thursday, June 17 through Sunday, June 20, drafts of Victoria will be specially priced at $5 each, while the beer will be available regularly at this River North Latin hot spot for $7.95.
A recent addition to Salsa 17’s impressive beer selection is Victoria, which will sell by the bottle at this favorite Arlington Heights Mexican destination for $5 each. The amber ale serves as a refreshing counterpoint to the restaurant’s flavorful salsas, made-to-order guacamole and mile-long menu of Mexican dishes.
Zocalo Restaurant and Tequila Bar
Zocalo, which is famous for its outstanding tequila selection, has just added another global component to its bar offerings. Bottles of Victoria will be proudly served up for $6 each at this vibrant River North Mexican eatery.
325 W. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60610
17 W. Campbell St.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
ZOCALO Restaurant and Tequila Bar
358 W. Ontario
Chicago, IL 60610