For most parents, the idea of listening to kids’ music while enjoying a nice glass of vino or whatever beer’s on tap (or maybe just a burger) sounds like a dream come true. So we found a couple of local spots where parents and kids can rock out and chow down at the same time.
City Winery Chicago has a brand-new Kids Concert Series that invites families to nosh on delicious brunch items (French Toast Bread Pudding, anyone?) while jamming to Amy Lowe and KingKatz on April 25. Their music touches on topics like environmental awareness and neighborhood diversity, so you know it will be stealthily educational for your little rockers. $12, $10 in advance. Noon (doors open at 11 a.m.). City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago. (312) 733-WINE, citywinery.com/Chicago.
Roscoe Village favorite Beat Kitchen finds its kiddie audience nearly every Sunday afternoon with concerts aimed at a younger crowd. There’s no set kids’ menu, but little ones will love the menu choices, from tater tots to tacos (and a build-your-own pizza option). On April 19, Miss Jamie from the Farm sings about healthy eating and sustainable farming in an Earth Day show, while Human Tim + Robot Tim bring their “Indie-Rockin’ Twangy Electro-Folk” on April 26. $6. Noon (doors open at 11 a.m.). Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 281-4444, beatkitchen.com.