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Big Star

The Big Star Whiskey Club

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Due to high demand, this program now has a waitlist to join

  1. Join the Waitlist: Secure your spot for when new memberships open up by joining the waitlist.
  2. Checkout: Make your selections above and proceed to checkout as usual. You won't be billed yet.
  3. Auto-Enrollment: When slots become available, we'll auto-enroll you with an option to opt-out before billing.
  4. Manage Membership: Manage or cancel your waitlist reservation or membership anytime via your member portal; note that cancellation will forfeit your spot in line.
What You'll Get
When you join our annual Big Star Whiskey Club, you’ll gain members-only, exclusive access to our extensive whiskey list. 
Each month, our team will curate bottles, barrel flights, cocktail kits, and more from our house collection!
Through your membership, you’ll build your bar, get access to rare barrels and selects, and a guaranteed bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 12 Year (!!!) one month during your first year. View the entire year’s offerings here!
This experience is exclusive to our members!

Annual Calendar
  • December 2023: A Christmas Bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 12 Year (750ml) — plus a Buffalo Trace snifter
  • January 2024: Three seasonal whiskey cocktails (6 servings) — plus garnish, recipe card, and detailed tasting notes
  • February 2024: Knob Creek 120 proof Big Star Barrel (750ml)
  • March 2024: Buffalo Trace Old Fashioned Kit — 750ml Buffalo Trace plus bourbon bar snacks, Big Star-style stirrer, detailed recipe instructions, and tasting notes.
  • April 2024: Rittenhouse Rye Big Star Barrel  (750ml)
  • May 2024: Buffalo Trace Mash Recipe Vertical Tasting: 2oz each of Eagle Rare, Elmer T. Lee, Weller 12, Handy BTAC Rye, and a surprise mystery selection! Plus bourbon bar snacks and detailed tasting notes.
  • June 2024: 1792 Bourbon Big Star Barrel (750ml) — plus detailed tasting notes.
  • July 2024: Three seasonal whiskey cocktails (6 servings) — plus garnish, recipe card, and detailed tasting notes.
  • August 2024: Weller Special Reserve Big Star Barrel (750ml) — plus  detailed tasting notes.
  • September 2024: Three seasonal whiskey cocktails (6 servings) — plus garnish, recipe card, and detailed tasting notes.
  • October 2024: Big Star Whiskey Club logo tee + trucker hat — plus 2 seasonal cocktails and Big Star whiskey playlist.
  • November 2024: Big Star Barrel surprise selection (750ml) — plus detailed tasting notes.

Additional Perks
  • Beverage notes & suggested food pairings for the monthly whiskey selections
  • First access to special events and happenings at Big Star
You can skip a month, pause or cancel your membership anytime via your Table22 member portal.
An homage to the honky-tonk bars found throughout Bakersfield, California, Big Star is Chicago's bourbon and beer-focused, taco-slinging, honky-tonk hangout. Offering new takes on authentic Mexican street food by Executive Chef-Partner Paul Kahan and Culinary Director Chris Miller, house staples include al Pastor, Baja, and Panza tacos using house-made tortillas, along with vegan and vegetarian options such as the Tostada de Hongos.

The extensive bourbon program is unlike any other in the country and boasts 20 exclusive House Barrel selections straight from the heart of Kentucky. The taquerias eclectic soundtrack ranges from classic country to 70s rock & roll, selected and spun by musically talented bar staff. As a result, Big Star Recording Co. was launched in 2016 with their first LP Bucking The Tiger by Quarter Mile Thunder. Big Star is located at 1531 North Damen Avenue in Wicker Park and 3640 N Clark St, directly across from Wrigley Field.