One consequence of going out and drinking a bunch of beer is that you rarely remember where you went out and drank a bunch of beer. Track your lost evenings, with The Beer Mapping Project.
BMP's a Google mashup of all beer-friendly locations, started by a Logan Square tech guy bent on spreading the motto "You can't spell "beer" without "IT". The map plots 200+ 'Cago bars, brew pubs, breweries, retailers, and homebrew suppliers, each with user-generated reviews & ratings (selection, service, atmosphere, food, ingredients, equipment, etc), plus latitude/longitude coordinates, should you hit the town with an astrolabe. With BMP, you can: recall the magnificent art at Kuma's Corner ("The bathrooms on the guys side had tattoo designs...the ladies -- the door was open I swear -- have pinup girls all over the walls"), reassure yourself that unconsciousness wasn't the only reason you weren't getting served at Uberstein ("Bartender was aloof and would have possibly been more happy working at a TGI Fridays"), even steal some other guy's intimate familiarity with Delilah's ("Most of the events of 1988 are in a prominent place in my memory...").
BMP just rolled out a new widget, which you'll be thrilled to know allows you to easily add plots to your own website, provided excessive beer drinking hasn't made you forget you don't have one.