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Prince Tributes Planned At Many Chicago Bars & Restaurants [UPDATED]

DJs will be playing plenty of the legendary musician around town

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Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

UPDATE: Here are a few more events that are recently added.

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Cole's will play deep cuts tonight on Milwaukee Avenue. Arcadia Theater in suburban St. Charles is hosting a tribute tonight. Punch House has one for Saturday. Emporium Arcade Bar in Wicker Park is planning its tribute next week. Glazed and Infused posted this via Facebook:

Here's a new drink from Community Tavern:

Original story follows.

Chicago's restaurant and bar world together mourned the death of Prince on Thursday. Many bars are pledging to play his music, while chefs are contemplating his impact on their lives. On Wednesday night at a Chicago Ideas Week panel, "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi and Roots drummer Questlove coincidentally talked about Prince and the creative similarities shared between musicians and chefs, as Questlove promoted his new book.

Today, bars and clubs across the city are hosting tributes to Prince. Berlin, the popular Lakeview nightclub known for its Prince night, will deploy a heavy dose of Prince tonight. Slippery Slope has some advice to anyone going out.

Beauty Bar will honor Prince for the next three nights. Over on Michigan Avenue, Cindy's will host its own tribute tonight. Innjoy will also memorialize him. The J. Parker put up a page for a Saturday night tribute set by DJ Kareem. Even the Piggyback Tavern is celebrating Prince's life.

Meanwhile, the team at Swirlz Cupcakes went back to the archives to find special Prince cupcakes made back in 2012 for a backstage tour group.

Over on social media, Chicago's chefs, restaurants and food media posted condolences. RIP, Prince.

J. Parker

1816 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614 312-254-4747 Visit Website

Cemitas Puebla

817 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 455-9200 Visit Website

Berlin Nightclub

954 W Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657 773 348 4975

Emporium Arcade Bar

2363 North Milwaukee Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 697-7922 Visit Website

Piggyback Tavern

410 Circle Ave, Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 689-8564 Visit Website

Glazed and Infused

1359 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607 Visit Website

Punch House

1227 West 18th Street, , IL 60608 (312) 526-3851 Visit Website


2051 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622 (312) 394-2066 Visit Website

Beauty Bar

1444 West Chicago Avenue, , IL 60642 (312) 226-8828 Visit Website

Swirlz Cupcakes

705 W Belden Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 404-2253 Visit Website

Slippery Slope

2357 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 773-799-8504 Visit Website


1500 Colorado Boulevard, , CA 90041 (323) 257-7375 Visit Website