Monday, May 13, 2013
A Gatsby-Themed Pub Crawl To Remember
Party people at Billy Sunday (Photo: 312 Dining Diva)
The fourth remake of "The Great Gatsby," starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, pulled in more than $50 million on opening weekend. That's a sure sign that people are still fascinated with the glamorous world created by famed author F. Scott Fitzgerald.
A big part of that appeal was the flamboyant styles and excessive partying on the part of Fitzgerald's complicated characters. And in the spirit of one of his greatest works, I decided to gather some friends for a Gatsby-themed cocktail pub crawl to some of Chicago's most popular haunts.
For the occasion, I encouraged revelers to dress in period clothing (think flapper dresses, long beads, Fedoras) so that we could really get into the theme. From sipping Old Fashioneds at Logan Square newcomer Billy Sunday to indulging in Manhattans at the Prohibition-era Coq d'Or, Fitzgerald would have been proud!