Happy birthday, Honeyboy!

The stupendous Honeyboy Edwards turns 96 today. 96!!!!!!! So of course we made him a banner. And by we, I mean Andrea.

Hideout staff: Out from behind the bar

I know, it’s true … we live to serve our lovely patrons, to take their money and make them tasty drinks and let them know when the tamale guy is here. Still, there are rare moments when we are forced to tear ourselves away from the bar. Here’s what some of us have been doing […]

Andrea on Algren

You know she makes an artful Manhattan — but did you know what she could do with a canvas larger than a rocks glass? Hideout bartender Andrea Jablonski recently completed this gorgeous mural at the Harlem Green Line stop in Oak Park. The rugged subject: Nelson Algren, who once lived a stone’s throw from the […]

Hideout Without Shoes

Brrrrrr! Our feet are cold! That’s the point, though, of this sweet campaign from Tom’s Shoes, designed to raise awareness about childhood poverty around the world. Since it was founded in 2006, Tom’s has donated a pair of custom-made shoes to a child in need for every pair of shoes it sells. Why shoes? Let’s […]

Dark Does Matter / I got a Friday double header for youz…

hi. Friday, how’s about a double header of the arty variety. On the menu, things that glow in the dark, and sounds that crawl around in the dark. First; Dark Matters at Peanut Gallery. Second; Paper Mice with Capillary Action and Lord of the Yum Yum at the street-construction-apocalypse-the-HIDEOUT! Ok, so the night starts with […]

In the neighborhood

The craziness of the holidays is finally over, and now it’s time for … well … the craziness of January at the Hideout. We have a newly arranged website — which you know, since you’re on it — and a brand-new blog, where lots of Hideout folks will be posting regular updates of all the […]