• Lucille, Corral, Madison's (map)

If a key party breaks out in a church basement, and Garrison Keillor isn’t around to narrate, did it happen at all? This late-night collaboration series forgoes the lutefisk and packs all the midwest charm, mischief and cutting-edge cocktail talent we could into the coziest subterranean venues. Guests from Chicago, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis take over the Tornado’s Corral Room, Lucille’s vault & Madison’s downstairs lounge. They’ll showcase Jameson Caskmates, Absolut, Altos, Powers, Aberlour, and Plymouth Gin with menus that allow you to choose between escapism, and a witty embrace of place: Nordic Tiki. Need we say more?