The Rookery

Chef Michael Dean Reynolds (Brass Monkey/Bread & Wine) along with Amy Teri (Darkroom) and industry newcomer, Chris Montgomery, have teamed up to conceive The Rookery located at 2109 W. Chicago Ave. Smoked, pickled, roasted, and fermented items are familiar themes throughout Rookery’s casual New American inspired dinner menu appealing to all tastes with a variety of snacks, salads, and entrees.

Few Spirits Tasting

  • The Rookery 2109 West Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL, 60622 United States

Please join us at The Rookery on Tuesday August 16th at 7pm to taste and learn some more about select spirits from our friends at FEW! Whether you are a bartender, server, manager, or just a spirits aficionado there will be food, welcome punch and tasting servings provided along with a presentation by regional brand manager, Mike Gavin, to talk about some of the selected spirits highlighted for this evening's event.

Attendance is limited for this FREE event and will be honored on a first response basis. So what do you have to do to attend?

You can either visit to make your reservation (up to one guest per reservation) or email your request with "FEW Spirits Tasting" in the subject line to by Monday August 15th. Put in your request today!

About FEW Spirits:

As the Temperance Movement approached boiling point, America's most beloved liquid vice found itself under heavy siege. While connoisseurs saw abstinence creep across the country, the city of Chicago began its preparations to host the most elaborate of fairs. 

Only a few miles North, Frances Elizabeth Willard and her league of temperance supporters had turned Evanston into a stronghold for their cause.

Founded as a dry community, Evanston was home to many influential advocates for Prohibition who effectively kept the city free of alcohol for more than one hundred years. 

Though the city legalized drinking in the late Nineties, it took the perseverance of our Master Distiller, Paul Hletko, to reverse the antiquated liquor laws. With roots going back to some of Europe's fabled brewing families, Paul and FEW Spirits have marked the end of Evanston's Prohibition and given the city its very own craft distillery.

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