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Its giant red windows bring the in the sounds of Cherokee Boulevard, along with a cool breeze to the customers sitting behind them. The constant conversation and laughter filling the room and glasses clinking to a chorus of “Cheers!” are signs that the bar is packed.
This is the kind of atmosphere you can expect to find on a Saturday night at The Big Chill and Grill. Its new location on Cherokee Blvd., spacious in size, is a great place to hang out with friends, have a few drinks, watch the game or listen to live music.
Even on a crowded night, this is one bar where having a conversation with someone is manageable without screaming in order to be heard. While the place can become a full house pretty quickly, there’s plenty of seating available both inside and outside, and no cover charge on nights with live music.
But a bar’s atmosphere is only one part of an enjoyable experience. Perhaps more importantly, are its stock-in-trade: The drinks.
The summer is the perfect time to sit back, relax, and drink a nice, cold beverage. With a multiple page drink menu, the options at The Big Chill and Grill seem endless. If you’re having a hard time deciding, their specialty lies in the land of martinis and frozen daiquiris.
What were nine are now 15 as far as frozen daiquiri flavors go. From the traditional strawberry, to mango, there’s a daiquiri for everyone—and they are delicious.
Aside from daiquiris, other frozen favorites are their frozen sangrias and the Bush Whacker, which is a cross between a Mudslide and a White Russian. If you have a high tolerance for alcohol, a favorite among college students is the St. Croix Joy, made with pure grain alcohol.
Mixed drinks aren’t the only beverages on the menu. The Big Chill and Grill has now expanded their beer menu, adding 20 drafts, a large variety of lagers, porters, IPAs, and craft beer, such as Left Hand Milk Stout and Sweet Water 420.
In addition, The Big Chill and Grill also has a number of special-event nights. Happy Hour is every day from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Domestic bottles are $1.50 on Wednesday night and Miller Light Drafts are $1 on Sunday night.
If you’re looking for a place away from the downtown bar scene, grab a friend or two, head over to the Northshore, and enjoy the summer with a drink at The Big Chill and Grill.
The Big Chill and Grill
103 Cherokee Blvd.