There are very few things that I can eat multiple times in a week but one of them is chicken wings. There is something about the breaded skin, the juicy meat, and the succulent sauce that keeps me coming back. I am more of a buffalo, hot honey, spicy garlic kind of wing guy but I'm not opposed to other flavors either, just make sure they aren't slimy. Nighttime clubs still have the best wings I have ever tasted, next level wizardry going on in that kitchen.

Almost every restaurant has chicken wings on their menu somewhere whether they be boneless or traditional. Then there are restaurants whose sole purpose is to sell chicken and wings are 1000% included. What if I told you, there was an event taking place that will allow you to try tens if not hundreds of different wings from different places all at once? Well, the WingOut festival in Chicago is your wildest wing dreams coming to life as Wrigleyville will be packed with wing lovers.

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Wing lovers will be making their way to Chicago, Illinois for one of the best days of their life, a day where they have to do nothing but exist and eat wings. The WingOut Festival is returning to Chicago at the end of May as vendors will look to be the best wing-slinger in the city. WingOut is being described as the ultimate chicken wing block party that is a flavorful feast.

WingOut will take place Saturday May 25th and Sunday May 26th at 3635 N. Clark Street, which is Wrigleyville’s Gallagher Way. The festival opens at different times depending on which tickets you buy, the type of tickets and time slots are below:

  • Noon to 2 p.m. for VIP*
  • Noon to 4 p.m. for VIP + Balcony Tickets*
  • 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. for General Admission
  • 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. for Walk-Ups

Tickets are already on sale and are going quickly as the date approaches. Ticket packages are as follows:

  • VIP Early Entry Unlimited Wings and Drink Package - Early entry and festival exclusivity, plus unlimited wing sampling and sponsored drink package from Noon to 2pm.VIP Balcony & Early Entry Unlimited Wings and Drink Package - All the inclusions of VIP, extended drink package (12-4pm) with balcony and lounge access.
  • General Admission - Guaranteed entry from 2pm to 8pm, access to wing vending and entertainment, voting competition, cash bar and shopping. Guests will pay a la carte for what they'd like to eat and drink on site.

Tickets start at just $20 or $25 dollars for general admission but quickly shoots up to $89 or $99 for the VIP Unlimited Wings and Drinks, and then $149 or $159 for the Balcony VIP Unlimited Wings and Drinks package. All ticket sales are final, and the more expensive prices are for Saturday May 25th.

Wing Vendors are not limited to but include

  • Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap
  • Output Lounge
  • Base Hit BBQ
  • Woodie’s Flat
  • The Wild Hare
  • Prime Tacos
  • Jokers Cajun Smokehouse
  • Smoke Daddy
  • Hangry’s
  • Parlay (Lincoln Park)
  • Yak-Zies
  • Rizzo’s Bar & Inn
  • Max & Leo’s
  • and more.

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