We’re counting down RyeDay the 13th with Sagamore Spirit—this time in the Windy City!

Both Sagamore’s Signature Straight Rye Whiskey and Cask Strength Rye have graced the shelves of some of Chicago’s hottest bars since 2017. And with the warm weather winding down in the city, now’s a great chance to revisit your Chicago summer bucket list; hit a few museums, enjoy a water taxi ride downtown, and drop by one of your favorite local bars and outdoor patios for a Sagamore Spirit cocktail on RyeDay, Friday, September 13.

If you missed Windy City Smoke this year, you can still fill up on stellar barbeque, country music, and Sagamore Spirit cocktails at River North’s premier BBQ venue, Bub City. Or get spruced up and enjoy a nightcap from Untitled Supper Club, known for housing the largest collection of whiskey in North America. You can sample a cocktail from their signature Sagamore Spirit Cocktail Cart and enjoy a live music set from the latest R&B band.

Don’t forget to stop by a West Town staple, The Aberdeen Tap Room, for a signature RyeDay the 13th cocktail, aptly titled “Rye Day.”

Whether you’re visiting River North, Wicker Park, or Wrigleyville, check out an outdoor patio nearest you for a RyeDay end of summer treat. Other Chicago bars serving specialty cocktails for RyeDay the 13th include:

Can’t make it out? Mix up Arberdeen’s RyeDay cocktail at home and join us in the countdown to RyeDay the 13th.

Rye Day cocktail, bottle, glasses, garnishes

Rye Day

Rye Day

Created by The Aberdeen Tap

The Aberdeen Tap, a West Town staple for over a decade, will be featuring the ‘Rye Day’ cocktail for RyeDay the13th. It’s the perfect sit-and-sip patio bar cocktail.


  • 1 1/2 oz. Sagamore Spirit Signature Rye Whiskey
  • 1/2 oz. Crème de Mure Blackberry Syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
  • 3 oz. Ginger Beer
  • Fresh Mint and Blackberries (for Garnish)

Preparation: Add whiskey, crème de mure and lime juice to a shaker and double strain into a Collins glass with ice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with mint and a skewer of blackberries.