Event Details

Location: Chicago, IL

What is the International Spirit of Zinck’s Night?
 • A world-wide, annual social event, founded in honor of Ithaca saloonkeeper Theodore Zinck, on the third Thursday of October (full history below)
 • A dedicated evening to celebrate Cornell in a convivial and fun way
 • An opportunity for Cornellians around the world to share a common experience
 • A model for the impact of the Cornell network when applied toward a common goal within a defined time period

When: Thursday, October 20 | 6:00-8:00 PM

Where: Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap, 41 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611

Cost: $25 per person

Ticket Includes: A selection of Jake Melnick’s delicious eats including a Trio of Flatbreads (Tomato Basil, Salami, and BBQ Chicken), Mini Bacon Cheddar Burgers (Roasted Garlic Aiolo on Soft Pretzel Rolls), Veggie and Black Bean Quesadilla, and chicken wings voted best in Chicago. All items will be constantly replenished for a 2 hour time-frame.

Ticket also includes one drink ticket per person. After ticket has been redeemed, guests can order from the bar on a cash bar basis.

What is Zinck’s Night (cont’d.):
Theodore Zinck was a saloonkeeper in Ithaca, and his pub, the Hotel Brunswick, was a popular gathering place for Cornellians in the 1890s. After his death in 1903, several bars using his name (Zinck’s) continued to provide a haven for students. When the last Zinck’s closed in the mid-1960s, celebrating the spirit of Zinck’s became a favorite Thursday night Collegetown tradition for undergraduates. To this day, Cornell alumni around the world celebrate Zinck’s night once a year, on a Thursday in October. Zinck’s is immortalized in the Cornell fight song “Give My Regards to Davy”, with the following line: We’ll all have drinks at Theodore Zinck’s, When I get back next fall!

For event questions, please contact Joseph Sanson at jbs337@cornell.edu.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.

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