Malt Row Presents: Cubs Opening Day Party w/ Waco Brothers

Baseball is back! To celebrate the Chicago Cubs home opener, the breweries of Malt Row are teaming up for a party at Gman Tavern in Wrigleyville! Come out for a day of fresh local brews from Ravenswood breweries and a live performance from the legendary Waco Brothers.

Participating breweries include Begyle Brewing, Dovetail Brewery, Forbidden Root, Half Acre, Hop Butcher For the World, and Spiteful Brewing. Attendees will have a chance to win exclusive Malt Row merch and score a a punch card good for 15% off a future tab at participating Malt Row taprooms.

The Beer List

This event is 21+ and tickets are free with RSVP. Act fast – we expect this one will sell out quickly. Doors open at 10am, Waco Brothers perform at 11am, and first pitch is at 1:20pm.

Malt Row Presents: Opening Day with Waco Brothers
Gman Tavern, 3740 N Clark St
Doors at 10am, Show at 11am
Free w/ RSVP

Waco Brothers

Often described as “Half Cash, half Clash” for their fiery mixture of classic country spirit and old-school punk energy, Waco Brothers are the most successful side project of Jon Langford, a founding member of eclectic British group the Mekons. The band plays tough, defiant music imbued with a rebellious, fiercely political worldview.

Mandolin, steel guitar, and vintage honky tonk melodies permeate their sound, as typified on 1997’s Cowboy in Flames. They added a harder rock edge on 2000’s Electric Waco Chair, while 2012’s Great Chicago Fire was a collaboration with Paul Burch. In 2023, the Wacos released The Men That God Forgot, the first record since 2016.

About Malt Row

Known to Chicagoans as Malt Row, the Ravenswood Industrial Corridor and surrounding area has earned its reputation as “Chicago’s beer destination.” Whether you’re looking for a German-style lager, barrel-aged Barleywine, or a spontaneously fermented saison, you’ll find it on Malt Row. The corridor is even home to Chicago’s first (legal) post-prohibition distillery!

A short walk from Wrigley Field, on Malt Row you’ll find 7 independent craft breweries, an internationally awarded distillery, an innovative winery, amazing local restaurants, and the world headquarters of the Cicerone Certification Program. Click here for more information.

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Gene Wagendorf III

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