Friday, December 9
Michael Diversey’s Tavern, located on Diversey Avenue in the heart of Lakeview, will celebrate the 201st birthday of their namesake and Chicago pioneer, Michael Diversey. Michael Diversey (born December 10, 1810) was a dairy man, brewer, philanthropist and alderman that started Lill & Diversey Brewery in 1841, widely known as The Chicago Brewery.
Michael Diversey’s Tavern, the only bar dedicated to him, will honor the Chicagoan with a party that starts on Friday, December 9 at 9 p.m. and will continue until 2 a.m. (while officially noting his actual birthday with a complimentary champagne toast at Midnight). The birthday bash will feature a bevy of products that stem from the local community, including Goose Island Matilda drafts for $6.50 and pints of rare-to-find Great Lakes Christmas Ale for $6. Complimentary, custom-made Goose Island Matilda-infused SWIRLZ mini cupcakes will be distributed at 9 p.m. (available while supplies last). Live music will be provided by popular, local musicians “Dave & Dave” beginning at 10 p.m (sets run through 1:30 a.m.). Those seeking non-beer libations may enjoy Ketel One cocktails for only $5.
A true birthday party wouldn’t be complete without presents! Michael Diversey’s will also hold a raffle for autographed items from the Chicago Blackhawks, with all proceeds going to official Blackhawks Charities.
Michael Diversey’s Tavern
670 W. Diversey Parkway
Chicago, IL 60657