Let’s Celebrate – The Whistler is 10 Years Old

Photo courtesy of The Whistler

If you’re a longtime Chicago resident, you’ve probably spent a late night (or 12) at The Whistler. A dimly lit ambience, craft cocktails full of plenty of ingredients you don’t even recognize but taste amazing, a diverse blend of DJs, and a dance floor filled with people who show up for the long haul all make it a coveted Chicago spot in Logan Square.

And this week, the Whistler is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary. There will be plenty of events to join in the celebrations, so pick from the array below all week long. Along with special events, the bar will be serving a nightly rotating “greatest hits” cocktail menu, including favorites like the Delhi Cooler, Golden Fleece, and more.

Monday, September 24

At 9:30 p.m., Matt Ulery takes the Whistler stage—and he’s a member of the first band ever to do so back in 2008. Quin Kirchner joins him as they host their Monday night open jam session beginning with jazz classics.

Tuesday, September 25

This series began in 2008 and features high-caliber jazz musicians. Jeff Swanson’s Case-fitter will be performing and celebrating their album release from Whistler Records starting at 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 26

It’s CHIRP Night at the Whistler! This monthly series features local and up-and-coming music acts curated by CHIRP Radio 107.1 FM, a nonprofit, volunteer-run radio station. On this evening, Sparkletears and Malci will perform at 9 p.m.

Thursday, September 27

Local metal-thrash band Oozing Wound will perform favorites off their vast discography starting at 9 p.m.

Friday, September 28

Experience the Whistler’s longest-running DJ series, the TTTTOTALLY DUDES, when Dr. Drase and Sir Williams Dudesworthy play top hits of the ’90s starting at 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 29

Led by DJ Gloria Vanderbilt and Pandabrand, The Pleasure Principle DJ night offers ’60s soul, ’70s funk, ’80s pop, ’90s R&B, and ’00s hip-hop. The dance floor heats up at 10 p.m.

The Whistler is located at 2421 N. Milwaukee Ave in Logan Square. Call (773) 227-3530 or visit whistlerchicago.com for more information.

Sarah Brooks
Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks is a native Chicagoan with a penchant for words, music, art and this magnificent city of Chicago. Raised on The Beatles and learning the violin at age 9, Sarah’s passion for music began early in life. Her musical obsessions include Wilco, Otis Redding, Neko Case and Real Estate, but they truly change daily. She can be found at a concert, trying a new restaurant, or running along the lakefront path.