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Nine Happy Hour Specials to Try In Chicago Now

An ongoing log of the best restaurant and bar deals in town

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Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago

Happy hour specials are important. The discounted prices are a great tool to bring Chicagoans into bars and restaurants no matter the weather. It’s been almost three years since state lawmakers legalized happy hour, lifting obsolete restrictions that prevented restaurant and bar owners from offer discounts on alcoholic drinks.

Eater Chicago attempted to log all the happy hour specials in one map. But as time went by, the map became bloated with outdated specials. It was difficult to update and bar owners would complain that the information wasn’t up to date. Customers would get angry that bars wouldn’t honor specials. Eater Chicago would get angry that no one informed the publication about any happy hour changes. No one was, well, happy.

So starting for 2018, happy hour specials will now be logged periodically on this post. It’s not meant to be a comprehensive list, but will try to highlight new restaurants or thoughtful offers from old standbys. Just make sure to check with the establishment to find out if older specials are still valid.

Feel free to email chicago@eater.com with any solid happy hour specials.

December 20

AVONDALE — Ludlow Liquors, 2959 N. California Avenue

At Ludlow, the former Orbit Room that was taken over by a pair of all-star bartenders with a menu of Filipino fusion food favorites, there’s $2 Old Style drafts or $10 pitchers; $5 draft punches or $25 for a pitcher. There’s also a few $5 food specials: Mini Fili egg rolls, mini crab dragoons, mini veggie egg rolls, and “frensch”-cut fries.

Happy hour is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.

BUCKTOWN — Tricycle, 1700 N. Damen Avenue

The new neighborhood bar from the owners of Sheffield’s was much-anticipated by Bucktown residents who missed the Silver Cloud Grill. For happy hour they’re offering $5 craft drafts and $7 wines and specialty cocktails.

Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

LAKEVIEW — Mfk., 432 W. Diversey Parkway

Mighty Mfk, a fixture for Spanish seafood and more, is finally doing a happy hour. For $10 customers can drink a Dark and Stormy and eat three ham and Montamoré cheese croquettas served with sherry aioli. Additionally, there’s a new burger available from noon until 6 p.m. on Wednesday through Saturday.

Happy hour is 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

LINCOLN PARK — Bobby’s Lincoln Park, 2518 N. Lincoln Avenue

The new location of Bobby’s, a suburban favorite with prime steaks and a family-friendly setting, is now a happy hour destination near DePaul. There’s $1 oysters (three minimum), $4 Thai-style duck wings, $6 crab cakes, and more. There’s also a selection of draft Manhattans for $8, and $7 glasses of wine.

Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the bar area.

LOGAN SQUARE — Quiote, 2456 N. California Avenue

Quiote serves modern Mexican founded by Dan Salls, and now executed by executive chef Ross Henke. It houses a basement mezcal bar. They’re offering a $60 caviar service and a can of Tecate with a mezcal shot for $5. There’s also $9 Valencia-peanut chicken wings. Other options include $2 rock shrimp fritters, $8 Tio Epsy cocktails (mezcal, Ancho Reyes, lime juice, honey, sparkling wine), $8 tuna & onion knobs, and $5 tres leche cake slices.

Happy hour is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

RIVER NORTH — Bar Ramone, 441 N. Clark Street

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises’ first wine bar isn’t named after the venerable ‘80s punk rock band. But the Melmans want to make at least make one of those 24 hours to go a happy one. They’re offering $7 glasses of wine and $5 select pintxos.

Happy hour is form 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

SOUTH LOOP — VU Rooftop Bar, 133 E. Cermak Road

The South Loop’s new rooftop bar offers dazzling views of Soldier Field and other city landmarks. During happy hour, customers can take in those views while indulging in half-priced bottles of select wines on Wednesdays.

Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to close on Wednesdays.

WICKER PARK — Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Avenue

Wicker Park’s unique bar, restaurant, butcher, and concert venue is a fun spot off of the CTA Damen Avenue Blue Line stop. To make Christmas better, it’s offering craft cocktails and beer for $5 to $7, depending on what time customers stop by.

Happy hour daily is 5 p.m to 6 p.m. for $5 drinks; 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for $6 drinks; 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for $7 drinks. This special lasts through December 23.

WRIGLEYVILLE— Dutch & Doc’s, 3600 N. Clark Street

Boka Restaurant Group’s restaurant neighboring the Hotel Zachary across from Wrigley Field has a menu that sprays to all fields — yay, baseball jargon! — to accommodate all tastes. Customers can find $8 old fashioneds, $6 glasses of wine, and $3 Bud Lights. There’s also $4 lamb meatball sliders, $5 salt and vinegar chips, and $5 mini Chicago hot dogs.

Happy hour is from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday through Sunday; and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

November 21

GOLD COAST — Walton Street Kitchen + Bar, 912 N. State Street

This new restaurant from the owners of Gemini in Lincoln Park gives customers a choice of five drinks and five snacks for $5 each. Check out the menu.

Happy hour is from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays at the bar.

LINCOLN PARK — Stella Barra Pizzeria, 1954 N. Halsted Street

This Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises pizza spot has a happy hour menu that includes $6.95 garlic and rosemary chicken wings and thin “sin bar” pizzas for $7.95. It also offers $3 beers and $4 wines.

Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

RIVER NORTH — Mason, inside the FOUND Hotel, 613 N. Wells Street

The American supper club inside the FOUND has a bar menu for happy hour that includes $10 house cocktails and $6 glasses of house red wine. Inquire at the bar for food specials.

Happy hour is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

RIVER NORTH — Untitled Supper Club, 111 W. Kinzie Street

This longtime River North hotspot has half-off bar bites, $1 oysters on Mondays, $4 draft beers, $8 glasses of Sonoma Cutrer chardonnay, $9 Bulleit rye old fashioneds, $9 Tio’s Palomas (Don Julio Blanco, grapefruit, lime, agave, soda). There’s also a $35 prix fixe menu on Tuesdays.

Happy hour is from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.

RIVER NORTH — Marshall’s Landing, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza

Inside the Mart, Marshall’s Landing has various drink specials from $5 to $9.

Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday.

WEST LOOP — The Press Room, 1134 W. Washington Street

This hidden West Loop spot sports a great wine list and awesome playlist. For happy hour, it has $7 glasses of wine and $15 cheese and charcuterie boards.

Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

WEST TOWN — Funkenhausen, 1709 W. Chicago Avenue

West Town’s German-Southern mash-up has $2 Sünner Kölsch, $8 döner kebap (flatbread stuffed with thinly sliced meat, sambal, cucumber yogurt, lettuce, tomato and onion), $5 rib tips (house-smoked rib tips tossed in a North Carolina barbecue sauce), and $6 pretzel and garlic sausage served with whole-grain mustard).

Happy hour is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.

October 9

BOYSTOWN — Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club, 3700 N. Halsted Street

The Kit Kat, a legendary venue in LGBTQ-friendly Boystown, is never short on programming. They’ve got special fall drinks (“Falltinis”) using flavors like pumpkin pie, salted caramel, and more. They’re also doing Will & Grace episode watches on Thursdays. Check back for various specials.

Happy hour is from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday; and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

LOGAN SQUARE — Heavy Feather, 2357 N. Milwaukee Avenue

The ‘70s is where Heavy Feather gets its inspiration, above Scofflaw Group’s Slipper Slope. This month they’re doing music-themed happy hours. Ever Monday in October features $6 select cocktails and $8 boilermakers. The music schedule: October 8, Bruce Springsteen; October 15, “Isley Brothers”; October 22, “Professor Longhair”; October 29, “Disco Divas.”

Happy hour falls on the days indicated.

THE LOOP — Commons Club, 203 N. Wabash Avenue, inside the Virgin Hotels Chicago

Commons Club, the restaurant inside the Virgin Hotels Chicago, has fired up happy hour specials on the hotel’s second floor. Specials are $5 select drafts beers and $8 glasses of wine or specialty cocktails. There’s also $10 wings, $12 sliders bacon black garlic, and $12 fried calamari.

Happy hour is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

SOUTH LOOP — Tantrum, 1023 S. State Street

This South Loop bar lets folks watch sports or dance, depending on their moods. Specials include $3 martinis on Mondays; and $3 margaritas on Wednesdays. Check the Facebook page for more.

Happy hour is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.

STREETERVILLE — Good Measure, 226 W. Chicago Avenue

Matt Troost, the former chef at Three Aces and Charlatan, is cooking up specials at Good Measure, the punk rock-themed bar and restaurant in Streeterville. The new special is $6 highballs that come from Suntory Toki machine.

Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.


September 28

ANDERSONVILLE — Bar Roma, 5101 N. Clark Street

Bar Roma, the meatball-centric Italian restaurant, has a happy hour where appetizers and meatballs are half priced. Select glasses of wine are $6 in the tavern only.

Happy hour is from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily and 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.

FULTON MARKET — Ramen-san, 219 N. Green Street

Lettuce Entertain Your Enterprises’ ramen spot near the West Loop has $3 “blast-chilled” Asahi beer, $5 margaritas, and $7 Old Fashioneds.

Happy hour is 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

HUMBOLDT PARK — Parson’s Chicken & Fish, 2952 W. Armitage Avenue

Parson’s, the fried chicken specialist, offers $1 PBR cans, $2 whiskey and tequila shots, $4 draft beers, and $5 Negroni slushies. Food specials are $4 hush puppies and pimento toast and $2 oysters (broiled or raw), and $4 popcorn chicken.

Happy hour is weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

LOGAN SQUARE — Merchant, 3137 N. Logan Boulevard

This new bar and restaurant off Logan Square has many pub snacks. Specials are $3 selection shots, $4 all draft beers, $5 select cocktails, $6 jalapeño poppers, eggplant meatballs, vegan wins, fried rice arancini, elote fritters, broccoli gratin, and wings.

Happy hour is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

STREETERVILLE — The Albert, inside the Hotel EMC2, 228 E. Ontario Street

The Einstein-inspired hotel restaurant offers $4 mocktails that can be made boozy for $8. There are also $5 glasses of red or white wine, and $5 light bites like General Tso-spiced nuts, marinated olives, pimento cheese, and more.

Happy hour is 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

WRIGLEYVILLE — Union Full Board, 3473 N. Clark Street

The new Detroit-style pizzeria and Italian restaurant inside the Wheelhouse Hotel has $7 glasses of wine (20 different bottles) and $10 Detroit-style pizzas.

Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.


September 6

BOYSTOWN — Lark, 3441 N. Halsted Street

Lark has a gaggle of happy hour specials for Boystown customers. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, and 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays it offers $3 select beers, $4 well drinks, and $5 select red and white wines. Appetizers are half off. It’s also valid during Cubs game days. There’s also 50 percent bottles of wines with purchase of an entree on Monday; buy one get another pizza for half off on Tuesday; half-off nachos and totchos on Wednesday; and half-off mules on Thursday.

Happy hour is as indicated above.

FULTON MARKET — Waydown, inside Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan Street

The Ace’s rooftop venue, Waydown, has a fun view of the city, right across from Google’s Chicago HQ. Specials are $6 rosé and Wolffer rosé cider, and cans of Old Styles for $3. There’s also cold, hot fried chicken nuggets for $4 and roasted beet hummus with raw veggies for $3.

Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday.

GOLD COAST — Booth One, 1301 N. State Parkway

This Lettuce Entertain Your Enterprises revamp of the old Pump Room space has opened up its bar for a variety of specials. Crispy halibut tacos, veggie towers, a trio of mini tarts, and other items are $5. There’s also $5 punch cocktails, glasses of red, white, rosé, and sparkling wine, and beer.

Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays at the Library Bar only.

LAKEVIEW — HopCat, 2577 N. Clark Street

This Michigan import features a fearsome draft list with 130 beers on draft and more than 100 bottles. Specials include $5 off burgers and $1.50 off local drafts, wines, and well drinks.

Happy hour is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.

LOGAN SQUARE — Lonesome Rose, 2101 N. California Avenue

Tacos and tequila are just part of the fun at Lonesome Rose, Land & Sea Department’s Tex-Mex restaurant and bar in Logan Square. Starting on September 7, they’ll have frozen margaritas and palomas for $6, Lone Star beers for $2, and nachos for $8.

Happy hour is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

PILSEN — Simone’s, 960 W. 18th Street

Simone’s, a great neighborhood hangout in Pilsen, wants to reward teachers as they return to the job for the school year. Starting on September 7, they’re hacking of a $1 off the regular price of draft beers. Teachers will need valid ID.

Teachers happy hour is from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays

WEST LOOP — Chicago’s French Market, 131 N. Clinton Street

The French Market was in before the food hall craze hit Chicago and they’re bringing it with a variety of specials for commuters and regular customers. Bar Frietkoten has $4 bottles and cans of select beer; City Fresh has 16-ounce draft kombuchas for $4; B.I. Tea is offering buy one dim sum item get a fruit or milk tea for free; Buen Apetito has $5 small chicken nachos, $4 chips and guacamole, and $3 chips and salsa; Tiger Ceviche has $6 ceviche and chips; Santullo’s has $4 slices of cheese pizza; Firenze Italian Street Food has $10 for a sandwich & side caprese salad; K-Kitchen has $7 ramyun and $3.50 for 12 fried veggie or pork/veggie dumplings; Blue Spot Sushi has buy one get 50 percent off grab and go sushi rolls; Wood Fire Counter has $1 off sandwiches with choice of sides.

Happy hour is 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays.

WICKER PARK — Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods, 1415 N. Woods Street

The New Orleans-style food from chef Brian Jupiter in the former Beachwood Tavern space is the highlight at Ina Mae. Specials include half-priced fried chicken with honey and a biscuit, and half-priced cocktails.

Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.


August 16

LAKEVIEW — Ella Elli, 1349 W. Cornelia Avenue

This intimate Lakeview spot from 4 Star Restaurant Group has the blood orange paloma for $6 and select wine glasses for $7. There’s also snack like polenta fries fir $6 and shrimp with n’duja for $8.

Happy hour is 4:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m. from Monday through Thursday.

LAKEVIEW — Ceres’ Table, 3124 N. Broadway Street

This neighborhood Italian restaurant has bar specials: A glass of house wine for daily beer pint is $6. Bottles of house wine are $20. There’s also a bar-only small bites menu.

Happy hour is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

LINCOLN SQUARE/WICKER PARK — Roots Handmade Pizza, 1924 W. Chicago Avenue and 2200 W. Lawrence Avenue

This Quad City pizzeria is family friendly from the owners of Fifty/50. Here’s the menu: mozzarella sticks ($8), loaded hummus ($6), jumbo fried shrimp ($9.25), fresh calamari ($8), Roots Caesar salad ($8), glass of chardonnay ($6.25), glass of sauvignon blanc ($8), glass of cabernet sauvignon ($8).

Happy hour is 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday through Thursday.

RIVER NORTH — Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, 431 N. Dearborn Street

The chain steakhouse has plenty of $8 bites and drinks downtown.

Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays.

WEST LOOP — Sepia, 123 N. Jefferson Street.

This West Loop fine dining stalwart has launched a happy hour with drinks and bites for $7 each. Cocktails including The Ol’ Swicheroo (tequila, Campari, cantaloupe, lime, chareau, red Thai chili, egg white), Mexican Colada (sotol, vermouth, coconut, pineapple, lime, agave nectar), Blast From the Past (coco nib-infused bourbon, black raspberry, lemon, anise hyssop), and Summer Sazerac (St. George dry rye gin, plum, ginger, peychaud, chartreuse rinse).

Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

WICKER PARK — Neon Wilderness, 1270 N. Milwaukee Avenue

This new tavern that opened on Thursday is a non-nonsense spot with plenty of whisky and cocktails from the owners of Bar DeVille. They plan on offering specials every day and rotate them. For the opening there’s $5 Revolution Cross of Gold and a shot; $8 wines by the glass, 20 percent off bottles of wine; and $7 featured cocktails.

Happy hour is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

WICKER PARK — Publican Anker, 1576 N. Milwaukee Avenue

One Off Hospitality spin-off of its Fulton Market pioneer has $1 oysters; $12 Pub burger with Lakefront Pils/Bell’s Oberon; $4 Lakefront Pils, Oberon, or Three Floyd’s Alpha King; $5 Hamm’s and a shot; $8 Summer Spritz/Aperol Spritz; $6 glass of select rosé.

Happy hour is from 3:30 p.m to 6 p.m on weekdays.

WRIGLEYVILLE — Big Star, 3640 N. Clark Street

Cubs fans and aficionados of specials alike can head to One Off Hospitality Group’s taco bar across Wrigley Field for some specials. There’s $4 Miller High Life cans; $8 for any taco, Tecate and shot of the day; $11 and taco with a margarita or Paloma. They’ll also feature country music as a throwback to Big Star’s origins in Wicker Park.

Happy hour is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.


August 2

GOLD COAST — Tavern on Rush, 1031 N. Rush Street

The famous restaurant and bar off Rush Street features $6 select glasses of wine, $5 bottles of select beer; $8 pineapple express cocktails; $5 pork potstickers; $5 lemon-dill hummus; $5 house-made potato chips with French onion dip.

Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

HUMBOLDT PARK — Cafe Marie-Jeanne, 1001 N. California Avenue

This French neighborhood gem has a $20 burger, beer, and fries special on Thursdays and $5 cheese and meat and $5 select beers/wines/cocktails on other weekdays.

Happy hour is from noon to close on Thursdays for the burgers; 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays for the remaining specials.

LINCOLN PARK — The J. Parker, on the roof of the Hotel Lincoln, 1816 N. Clark Street

The bar on top of the Hotel Lincoln has a special summer happy hour through August 31. Specials include $5 Catalina Frosé, $5 Purple Rain Frosé, and $20 domestic buckets of five beers.

Happy hour is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday throughout August.

NORTH CENTER — The Globe Pub, 1934 W. Irving Park Road

This English-inspired and soccer-obsessed bar is starting happy hour specials on August 6. Specials include half-priced appetizers from a brand-new menu; half-priced selection cocktails; half-priced bottles and glasses of wine; $1 Jello shots; $2 off draft beers; $4 Jack Daniels shots; $5 Crown Apple shots; and $6 Don Julio blanco shots.

Happy hours goes from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

WEST LOOP — Lone Wolf, 806 W. Randolph Street

The beer-centric bar on Randolph Street from Heisler Hospitality features 3 Floyds draft beers, select shots, wine glasses, and every food item for $5 each.

Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

WEST LOOP — Taste 222, 222 N. Canal Street

Taste 222 is the restaurant formally helmed by the late Judson Allen. Its specials include beers starting at $5, wines for $8, and a flight of four house cocktails on tap for $15. There are also $8 appetizers like flatbreads and chicken wings.

Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

WEST LOOP — Green Street Local, 130 S. Green Streeet

This sports bar with the Giannoulias connection has daily specials: $7 burgers on Monday; from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday it serves $4 Lagunitas drafts, Jameson shots, Absolut vodka drinks; $9 Don Julio 1942; and 50-cent wings.

Happy hour is as indicated above.

July 20

GOLD COAST — 80 Proof, 1500 N. Wells Street

The former SteakBar offers $5 sparkling wine, cider, and still rosé, as well as the “Rebel and Rebel Cocktail” on Tuesdays. On Wednesdays there’s $3 Bud Light, Miller Lite, or Corona Light; and a $15 burger and shot combo. On Thursdays there’s $4 lowball and $4 doubles. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays it serves $4 beers and $5 mixed drinks.

Happy hour is as indicated.

OLD TOWN — LG’s Bar, 1525 N. Wells Street

Formally known as Lady Gregory’s Old Town, this Irish pub offers $6 glasses of select wines; $5 Anchor pins and Jameson shots; $4 Maker’s or Effen mixed drinks; cheddar artichoke dip with sourdough bread, or cheese curds, or wings for $7; $9 sticky Thai ribs.

Happy hour is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

PORTAGE PARK — Community Tavern, 4038 N. Milwaukee Avenue

The relaunch of Community Tavern on the Northwest Side features $1 oysters and $25 bottles of wine.

Happy hour is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

RIVER NORTH — Bounce Chicago, 324 W. Chicago Avenue

The River North version of the New York sporting nightclub has a happy hour with $7 chicken wings and strips, flatbreads, chicken shawarma skewers, tuna poke tacos, shishito peppers, fried calamari, chips and guacamole, and more. There are also $7 draft beers, house wines/sangria, well cocktails, and frozen drinks.

Happy hour is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

RIVER NORTH — Hubbard Inn, 110 W. Hubbard Street

Hubbard Inn’s breaking in its new chef, Jason Hedin, with a new Friday promotion during the summer. The deal provides free passed appetizers like flatbreads, manchego croquettes, truffled sliders, and more. Regular happy hour specials include $1 oysters and clams, $2 shrimp and scallop crudo, $3 crab legs and lobster cups, $4 rotating drafts, $5 martinis, $20 build-your-own sangria pitchers and more.

Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

SOUTH LOOP — Mercat a la Planxa, 630 N. Michigan Avenue

The beloved Spanish restaurant has a new special with a bottle of wine and three tapas for $35. Get a bottle of red or white and bacon-wrapped chorizo stuffed dates, Serrano ham croquettes with romesco sauce and pickled peppers, patatas bravas with smoked paprika and more.

Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday throught Friday.

WEST LOOP — Federales, 180 N. Morgan Street

Four Corners’ taco bar has $5 classic margaritas and $15 beer buckets (Tecate, Corona, Miller, Budweiser, and Modelo).

Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday.

June 23

ELSTON INDUSTRIAL CORRIDOR — Interurban Boathouse, 1438 W. Cortland Street

The reboot of this former Lincoln Park bakery is hidden around the area that will eventually become Lincoln Yards. There’s a full bar inside and a full-service restaurant and bakery case. They’re offering $5 select cocktails; $4 Goose Island 312 or Revolution Fist City; and a selection of $5 appetizers including pumpkin seed hummus, pork rillettes, and warm goat cheese and leek dip.

Happy hour is 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

FULTON MARKET — BLVD, 817 W. Lake Street.

This beautiful restaurant between Randolph and Fulton Market launched happy hour earlier this month at its main bar downstairs. There’s a special menu of food and drink at $8 per item. The specials include oysters Rockefeller (absinthe-garlic cream), French onion toast, deviled eggs with king crab potato chip, and a burger (cheddar, pickles, house dressing). A specialty cocktail and three different glasses of wine will also be available for $8 each.

Happy hour is from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday.

THE LOOP — ROOF on theWit, 201 N. State Street

This popular summertime downtown hangout offers “Wind Down Weekdays.” The “Champagne Thursdays” offers the same special, but with live music. Specials include $10 G.H. Mumm champagne, $10 ROOF barrel select Patron añejo cocktails, $10 Grey Goose Le Fizz cocktails, and $7 Absolut Elyx cocktails, and Absolut Elyx flavors.

Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Thursday; live music 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday.

RIVER NORTH — Chicago Chop House, 60 W. Ontario Street

This 32-year-old Chicago steakhouse recently underwent renovations. They’re kicking off happy hour today, June 23 with $1 drinks from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and complimentary filet mignonettes and prime rib sliders from 4 p.m. 6 p.m. While that’s only for the first day, the real special is half-priced appetizers including herb-roasted lollipop lamb chops, baked oyster Rockefeller, crispy calamari, and crab cakes. They’ll also have half-priced wines and cocktails including the Capone (limoncello, amaro, prosecco).

Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily at the bar.

RIVER NORTH — 25 Degrees, 736 N. Clark Street

This tasty downtown burger bar has half-off select appetizers, like Buffalo blue wings, and $4 draft beers and cocktails.

Happy hour is weekdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

WEST LOOP — Saint Lou’s Assembly, 664 W. Lake Street

The restaurant next to that MONEYGUN bar offers $8 Tito’s Lavendar Collins, $2 “lawn mower” beers, and $5 snacks including fried smelts and Granny Smith apple & smoked cheddar hush puppies.

Happy hour is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

WICKER PARK — Pub Royale, 2409 W. Division Street

Heisler Hospitality, the owners of Bad Hunter, Sportsman’s Club, and others, have a beer-focused bar serving Anglo-Indian food in Wicker Park. They’re offering $10 Hamm’s buckets; $20 rosé cider buckets; $5 Gin Rickeys, Mai Tais, and watermelon margaritas; and $8 tikka paratha nachos (fried paratha chips, cilantro, red onion, ginger, cotija cream sauce).

Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays.

WICKER PARK — Publican Anker, 1576 N. Milwaukee Avenue

The Wicker Park spin-off of One Off Hospitality’s venerable Fulton Market restaurant is opening the restaurant mid afternoon on weekdays with a burger, fries, and Lakefront Pils combo for $12. Customers can pick a beef or turkey burger. There’s also a dozen oysters and bottle of wine for $40 or a half-dozen oyster with a wine carafe for $20.

Happy hour is 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays.


May 17

BUCKTOWN — Lottie’s Pub, 1925 W. Cortland Street

Lottie’s Pub isn’t just the bar from Chicago Fire. Besides being a mecca for college sports, it also offers a bevy of specials. All day Monday: $2 tacos, $3 Dos Equis, $4 Milagro. All day Tuesday: $4 burgers, $3.50 selected pints, $4 Jameson. All day Wednesday: $4 chicken sandwiches, $2.50 select cans, $4 Captain, Stoli, Absolut, $5 shot of Breckenridge Bourbon. All day Thursday: $4 beef sandwiches, $6 32-ounce Miller and Coors, $4 Fireball and Dobel shots. All day Friday: 50-cent wings, $4 Corona and Corona Light. All day Saturday: $9 cheese pizza. All day Sunday: $9 cheese pizza, $4 mimosas, $5 Bloody Marys.

Happy hour is as described above.

THE LOOP — Porter Deck & Kitchen, 150 N. Riverside Plaza

This restaurant alongside the Chicago River is inside the new 150 N Riverside skyscraper. It’s owned and managed by Four Corners Tavern Group. It offers $4 drafts, $5 glasses of wine, $6 Absolute cocktails, and $8 Old Fashioneds at happy hour.

Happy hour is 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.

NORTH CENTER — Bad Apple, 4300 N. Lincoln Avenue

This North Side burger bastion has a few specials. There’s the classic Bad Apple burger with fries and any regularly $5 price beer or drink for $10.

Happy hour is 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

WICKER PARK — Easy Bar, 1944 W. Division Street.

This long-time Wicker Park cocktail spot is on the happy hour bandwagon. It has a sidewalk patio for 15 to 20 people, and $5 Moscow Mules and Bloody Marys.

Happy hour is 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekends.

WEST LOOP — G&O, 459 N. Ogden Avenue

This West Loop gem has daily specials. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays there are $3 Prairie Organic Vodka or gin and $3 weekly drink specials; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday there are $7 menu cocktails. There’s also 50 percent off food on Monday; $6 burgers, $5 cocktails on Tuesday; $4 Founders All-Day IPA and half-priced bottles of wine on Wednesday; $5 Bloody Marys and Mimosas on weekends.

Happy hour is as described above.

WEST TOWN— Tuman’s Bar & Grill, 2159 W. Chicago Avenue

Tuman’s the former “alcohol abuse center” has evolved. On Sundays it offers half-priced featured drafts and $3 house vodka cocktails. Happy hour is cash only.

Happy hour is 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays.

EVANSTON — The Barn, Rear of 1016 Church Street, Evanston

This suburban spot from Amy Morton has $4.95 food and drink specials. For food there are roasted & mixed nuts; chopped chicken liver, rye toast points; vegetable crudité, salami, ranch dressing; spinach & artichoke dip; and cheese & oat crackers, housemade jam. Drink specials are the “Barn Julep” cocktail (bourbon, mint simple, lime juice); Domaine Saint Vincent Brut New Mexico; Prisma Sauvignon Blanc Chilè 2016; Domaine Tournon Grenache Australia 2016; Massaya, Red Blend; and Kronenbourg 1664 Lager.

Happy hour is from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays; 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday through Thursday; and 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday.


April 18

GOLD COAST — 20 East, 20 E. Delaware Street

The restaurant inside the Talbott Hotel is run by Four Corners Tavern Group with food developed, in part, by Hogsalt Hospitality. They’re serving $3 beers, $4 Absolut vodka cocktails, and $5 glasses of wine.

Happy hour is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

LOGAN SQUARE — Estereo, 2450 N. Milwaukee Avenue

This hip cocktail bar in Logan Square will feature an $8 tropical cocktail. The bar will reveal the cocktail via its Instagram page.

Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.

RIVER NORTH— Bar Cargo, 605 N. Wells Street

The Roman-style pizzeria from the Stefani family has half-priced bottles of wine and $5 draft beers on Monday and Thursday; $8 signature cocktails on Tuesday; and half-priced bottles of bubbles and rosé on Wednesday.

Happy hour is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the days specified above.

RIVER NORTH— Devon Seafood Grill, 39 E. Chicago Avenue

This chain restaurant features $7.50 appetizers, $7 glasses of house wines, $1 off all beers, and $8 cocktails — including martinis.

Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily; a late-night happy hour from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. offers $7.50 appetizers.

RIVER NORTH — Siena Tavern, 51 W. Kinzie Street

Former Top Chef contestant Fabio Viviani’s River North spot is doing something different with its happy hour. They call it the “5 p.m. Wine Pour” and offer wines by the glass that are normally only available by the bottle. Prices vary and the wine list can be seen here.

Happy hour is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday.

ROSCOE VILLAGE— Commonwealth Tavern, 2000 W. Roscoe Street

This Roscoe Village spot features half-priced wings on weekdays, $5 microbrews on Monday, and $6 Friday cocktail specials. As for happy hour, there’s half-priced appetizers.

Happy hour is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

STREETERVILLE — Texas de Brazil, 210 Upper E. Illinois Street

The Chicago location of the Brazilian steakhouse features $3 domestic beers, $3 glasses of the restaurant’s house wines, $5 caipirnhas, and $7 martinis.

Happy hour is 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays


April 5

FULTON MARKET — Punch Bowl Social, 310 N. Green Street

The new palace of games, booze, and food comes to Fulton Market via Denver. Punch Bowl’s offering tacos for $2.50 each, chicken wings for $6, and burgers and fries for $9. That’s just some of the bar bite specials. There’s also “old man cans” of beer for $4, wine for $6, and select cocktails for $7.

Happy hour is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

GOLD COAST — Allium at the Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware Place

It’s a simple special at Allium. The hotel restaurant is offering 50 percent off bar bites and select wine, beer, and cocktails.

Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

GOLD COAST — Le Colonial, 937 N. Rush Street

Don’t panic, as Le Colonial is still around at its current location, at least through 2018 and into early 2019. To commemorate the move out of its current address, all wines by the glass, premium brands, signature cocktails, and appetizers will costs $9.37 at 937 N. Rush.

Happy hour is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.

LINCOLN SQUARE — Artango, 4767 N. Lincoln Avenue

Lincoln Square’s unique Latin spot features dancing, Argentinian food, and more. Find cocktails including the caiprinha, margarita, and mojito for $7. There’s also wine by the glass for $7 and beers for $4. There’s also a variety of food items for $9, including grilled pizza, empanadas, lomitos, and more.

Happy hour is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday through Friday.

NORTH CENTER — Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln Avenue

This multilevel bar and restaurant on the North Side offers $1 oysters and $4 Guinness pours. The Guinness may not appear like a sexy special, but consider that the bartenders at Mrs. Murphy’s actually know how to properly pour one in the proper glassware (20-ounce pints)

Happy hour is 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday.

RIVER NORTH — The Kitchen, 316 N. Clark Street

Over at The Kitchen, Kimbal Musk’s restaurant, They’ve got oysters ($15 for a half dozen and $30 for a dozen) and a combo of 3 snacks for $15 (including fried cheese curds, fries, fried cauliflower, spiced nuts and marinated olives). Select cocktails and wine glasses cost $8, and there’s a selection of $4 beers

Happy hour is 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

RIVER NORTH — Bijan’s Bistro, 663 N. State Street

A solid deal in River North from Bijan’s, which offers half off all beer, wine by the glass, most liquor, and appetizers. That means the house wine by the glass costs $3.50, and old fashioneds with Knob Creek cost $7.50. Appetizers, like Mediterranean grilled shrimp cost $7.

Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

RIVER NORTH — GT Prime, 707 N. Wells Street

Boka Restaurant Group and chef Giuseppe Tentori have carved out their own unique take on a steakhouse in River North. This happy hour is special. For $25 in the bar area, customers will get three bites (mortadella arancini, beef tartare, chicken liver mousse) paired with three 3-ounce pours of wine.

Happy hour is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday in the bar area.

SOUTH LOOP — Kurah Mediterranean, 1355 S. Michigan Avenue.

Kurah, a restaurant that’s ideal for both special occasions and casual dining has several specials including hummus, garlic smashes, and cheese flatbreads for $5. They also offer $2 off cocktails and $5 wine and beer specials.

Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily in the bar area.

WEST LOOP — La Sardine, 111 N. Carpenter Street

Venerable French restaurant La Sardine is appealing to the after-work crowd with a $16 charcuterie board, $11 frog legs, $9 confit chicken wings, $10 shrimp cocktails, oysters for half a dozen for $6 and $12 for a dozen, $8 oxtail crostinis, and glazed halibut collars for $4 each. There’s a $5 beer of the month, $9 cocktails, and select glasses of wine for $7.

Happy hour is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

WICKER PARK — Rhyme or Reason, 1938 W. Division Street

Beats, booze, and food are part of the formula at Rhyme or Reason. There’s a new happy hour menu featuring 50-cent chicken wings (minimum eight per order), 10-inch pizzas that cost $7 to $8, and something called a “Naughty Egg” for $6. Shots of the day cost $3, rosé cocktails $5, and house glasses of wine $5.

Happy hour is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

OAK BROOK — Michael Jordan’s Restaurant, 1225 W. 22nd Street, Oak Brook

Even though celebrity-branded restaurants may bother some diners, Sir Airness’s is underrated. Items during happy hour are priced $5 to $8. There’s draft beer and wine for $5, cocktails and sangria for $5. Food items include two “Little Mike” sliders for $5, French onion fondue for $5, and two mini steak sandwiches for $7.

Happy hour is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.


March 7

ALBANY PARK— Roja Gusano, 3830 W. Lawrence Avenue

This neighborhood Mexican spot from chef Dudley Nieto offers $2 tacos (chicken tinga, pork adobo, charred butternut squash, braised short rib), $3 beer (Dos XX, Corona, Miller Lite), $4 wine, and $5 cocktails.

Happy hour is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

LAKEVIEW — Bites Asian Kitchen, 3313 N. Clark Street

This Asian restaurant has assorted specials including three bao buns for $10 on Sunday; a buy one and get half off on Monday; half-priced ramen on Tuesday; half-priced sake and wine by the bottle on Wednesday; $7 cocktails on Thursday.

Happy hour specials rotated Sunday through Thursday.

ELSTON INDUSTRIAL CORRIDOR— Fort Willow, 1721 N. Elston Avenue

Fort Willow, the treehouse-inspired cocktail bar and lounge from DMK Restaurants, has $5 cocktails and complimentary chef’s choice late-night nibbles.

Happy hour is 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday for the cocktails; 10 p.m. to close on Tuesday through Thursday from the nibbles.

THE LOOP— Porter Kitchen & Deck, 150 N. Riverside Plaza

The ground floor restaurant at this sparkling skyscraper overlooking the Chicago River has a scenic new happy hour. There’s $8 Old Fashioneds, $5 glasses of wine, $6 Absolut vodka cocktails, and $4 draft beers.

Happy hour is from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.

PILSEN— Dusek’s/Tack Room, 1227 W. 18th Street

It’s a happy time inside Dusek’s and Tack Room, the massive complex that includes Thalia Hall in Pilsen. Dusek’s offers half-priced large-format beer and bottles of wine on Wednesday with a food purchase. Tack Room has $8 cocktail specials including a Mezcal Corpse Reviver.

Happy hour is on Wednesday at Dusek’s and from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays at Tack Room.

RIVER NORTH— Imperial Lamian, 6 W. Hubbard Street

The Chicago outpost of this fine dining Chinese chain has a variety of dim sum items that cost from $3 to $6. There’s open-faced baos and a variety of noodle combos. They also have $15 pitchers of Sapporo beer, a $5 cocktail or glasses of wines, and a beer and shot combo for $5 where customers can get a Malört.

Happy hour is 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

RIVER NORTH— Katana, 339 N. Dearborn Street

This sceney Japanese restaurant has various wine, cocktail, and cold sake specials priced form $4 to $6. There also hanabi for $4 and soseji for $3.

Happy hour is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

WEST LOOP— Saint Lou’s Assembly/MONEYGUN, 660 W. Lake Street

This duo restaurant/bar just east of Halsted in the West Loop has some options for thirsty customers. They’ve got half-priced wine bottles on Tuesday and $1 oysters on weekdays.

Happy hour is 5 p.m. to midnight on Tuesday for the wine special and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays for the oysters.

WEST TOWN— Bar Biscay, 1450 W. Chicago Avenue

Bar Biscay, the French/Spanish restaurant that recently opened from the owners of Mfk, immediately comes strong with fun happy hour specials. They’ll offer three pintxos for $6 and five for $8. Selections rotate daily and include seafood, pork, beef, and other meats, as well as olives. While they don’t have drink specials currently, draft cider and vermouth do well to complement to dishes.

Happy hour is 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday.

WICKER PARK— The Lounge at The Robey, 2018 W. North Avenue

The Robey is breaking out the tea. Wicker Park’s boutique hotel has a variety of $10 tea cocktails: Rose Colored Turtle Neck (Served Hot: White Tea Rose Melange, Ford’s Gin, Lustau PX Sherry, Demerara, Lemon), Grappa Life By The Bubbles (Raspberry Green Tea Infused Grappa, Aperol, Lemon, Prosecco), Gather Your Strength (Gingerbread Rooibos Tea, Wild Turkey Rye, Sherry, Braulio Amaro, Bitters) Hang 10 (Served hot or cold: Coconut Oolong Tea, Hangar One Vodka, Denizen 3 Year Rum, Cocchi Americano)

Happy hour is 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.


January 25

CHINATOWN— Connie’s Pizza, 2373 S. Archer Avenue

Connie’s, one of the South Side’s favorite spots for deep dish, recently launched happy hour at all of its locations. Find $5 drafts and half-priced appetizers.

Happy hour is 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

GREEKTOWN— Spectrum Bar & Grill, 233 S. Halsted Street

For more than 25 years, Spectrum has been a fixture in Greektown. Cocktails like the Metaxa Cooler, Greek mojito, Rakitini, Ouzotini, Santorini Spritzer, and Ouzo Lemonate cost $5. Greek wines cost $6, and they’ll offer pork or chicken shish kabob for $2.50.

Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

HYDE PARK— Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria & Brewery, 5215 S. Harper Avenue

Hyde Park’s only brewpub offers a relaxed atmosphere inside the Harper Court development. They also slash $2 off beer, wine, and cocktails during happy hour.

Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays,

RIVER NORTH— Bounce Chicago, 324 W. Chicago Avenue

Bounce Chicago, the N.Y. import that’s trying to elevate the sports bar experience, has launched a new happy hour menu. There’s a variety of $5 items including Hot Cheetos-crusted wings, smoked chicken nachos, Buffalo chicken flatbread, and mac & cheese bars.

Happy hour is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.

RIVER NORTH— Benny’s Chop House, 444 N. Wabash Avenue

This downtown steakhouse offers half-off craft cocktails and glasses of wine. Drinks include a rhubarb gin gimlet, Patron’s Diablo, and Pain Killer.

Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

RIVER NORTH— Celeste, 111 W. Hubbard Street

A Hubbard Street stalwart, Celeste has a variety of items for $8 for its happy hour until 8 p.m. There’s nine house cocktails and food offerings.

Happy hour is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.

RIVER NORTH— Ema, 74 W. Illinois Street

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises’ Mediterranean restaurant from chef C.J. Jacobson has a special happy hour menu with mezze plates, craft beer and wines for $5 each.

Happy hour is 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

RIVER NORTH— STK Chicago, 9 W. Kinzie Street

This sleek steakhouse, just north of the Chicago River, has $1-8 bites from this menu and half-off drinks of those that are regularly $17 or less.

Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday.

WEST LOOP— The Press Room, 1134 W. Washington Boulevard

This intimate wine bar is in the West Loop, tucked away from Randolph. They offer select wine and beer for $7. There’s also a $15 cheese and charcuterie board.

Happy hour is 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

WICKER PARK— 5411 Empanadas inside the Holiday Jones. 1659 W. Division Street

Empanada specialist 5411 has set up shop inside the boutique hotel west of Ashland and Division. They’ve got alternating specials every including $4 glasses of wine on Wednesday, $2 shots of Fernet or $4 Fernet and Cokes on Thursday. That’s in addition to the regular $4 craft beer and $6 cocktail specials offered every day.

Happy hour is 5 p.m to 8 p.m. on weekdays.


January 10

ANDERSONVILLE— Hutch American Kitchen + Bar, 1477 W. Winnemac Avenue

Hutch recently opened its third location, serving comfort food in an all-day cafe setting. Its happy hour consists of half-off starters, $3 glasses of champagne, $4 draft beers, $5 well drinks, $6 glasses of wines, and $7 craft cocktails.
Happy hour is 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Saturday.

BRIDGEPORTThe Duck Inn, 2701 S. Eleanor Street

Kevin Hickey is focused on making his South Side restaurant sing. It offers half-off beer, wine, cocktails and bar snacks like the Chicago-style duck fat dog.
Happy hour is 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m on Tuesday through Friday.

DUNNINGFizz Eatery and Soda Fountain, 7958 W. Belmont Avenue

Happy hour isn’t about booze at Fizz, the family-friendly diner on Chicago’s Far Northwest Side. They’ve got a variety of food items ranging from $5: mozzarella sticks, pizza puffs, or potato skins. For $7, customers can get a cheeseburger and fries or chicken tenders and fries. These items come with a soft drink.
Happy hour lasts from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday.

FULTON MARKET— Regards to Edith, 326 N. Morgan Street

Regards to Edith, Heisler Hospitality’s love letter to Maxwell Street, offers $2 Budweiser bottles, $5 select draft beers, $8 select glasses of wine, and $4 cheese fries made with aged cheddar mornay and pickled peppers.
Happy hour lasts from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday.

LINCOLN PARK— King Crab House, 1816 N. Halsted Street

The latest iteration of King Crab, back at the original location near the corner of Halsted and Willow, has $4 house wines, $5 draft beers and cocktails — including their Mai Tai.
Happy hour lasts from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily. After 7 p.m., King Crab is offering 20 percent of meals.

THE LOOP— Raised, 1 W. Wacker Drive

Even though it’s not rooftop season, patrons can still enjoy Raised’s views. The bar offers $5 draft beers, discounts on wine by the glasses and cocktails, plus $5 for frites (regular, truffle, or rosemary), grilled edamame, crispy Brussels sprouts, or a single sider.
Happy hour runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.

PILSEN— Alulu Brewpub, 2011 S. Laflin Street

One of Chicago’s most-unique brewpubs has a charming little space in Pilsen. Alulu offers $1 off their draft beers.
Happy hour is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

PORTAGE PARK— Community Tavern, 4038 N. Milwaukee Avenue

Community Tavern, which is enjoying a revamp thanks of a New Year’s ownership change, offers $1 oysters and $25 bottles of wine.
Happy hour is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday.

STREETERVILLE— The Albert, inside The Hotel EMC2, 228 E. Ontario Street

This Einstein-themed restaurant on the ground floor of The Hotel EMC2 has launched a new happy hour. The restaurant offers $3 glasses of red or white “Albert” wines, half-off snacks (including Marcona almonds, marinated olives, french fries — prices range $4 to $8). They’re also offering a selection of five zero-proof drinks.
Happy hour is 3 p.m. to 6 p.m on Monday through Thursday.

WEST LOOP— Bin 36, 161 N. Jefferson Street (NOTE: BIN 36 has shuttered)

Bin 36, the inviting wine bar with the charismatic owner has an impressive wine list. Happy hours specials feature small bites including a two cheese and two salumi plate for $11, fried calamari for $6, fish tacos for $10, and a burger and draft beer for $10.
Happy hour is 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

WICKER PARK— Black Bull, 1721 W. Division Street

This Spanish-influenced cocktail den in Wicker Park is offering happy three for $10 pintxos (tortilla de patata, montadito de mahana, chicken liver mousse, etc.) and drinks starting at $6.
Happy hour is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

WICKER PARK— Estelle’s, 2013 W. North Avenue

Wicker Park’s most-infamous 4 a.m. bar also has a pretty mean happy hour. They offer half-off everything — except food and shots.
Happy hour is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Imperial Lamian

6 West Hubbard Street, , IL 60654 (312) 595-9440 Visit Website

Walton Street Kitchen + Bar

912 North State Street, , IL 60610 (773) 570-3525 Visit Website

BLVD

817 West Lake Street, , IL 60607 (312) 526-3116 Visit Website

Wrigley Field

, Chicago, IL 60613

Vincent

1475 W Balmoral Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640 773 334 7168 Visit Website

Wood

3335 North Halsted Street, , IL 60657 (773) 935-9663 Visit Website

Celeste

111 West Hubbard Street, , IL 60654 (312) 828-9000 Visit Website

Hutch

3301 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 248-1155 Visit Website

Bin 36

161 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661 (312) 995-6560

House Red

7403 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 771-7733 Visit Website

STK Chicago

9 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

Bar Deville

701 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (312) 929-2349 Visit Website

Chop Shop

2033 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 537-4440 Visit Website

Pump Room

1301 N State Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60610 (312) 601-2970 Visit Website

Lettuce Entertain You

5419 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60640

Ella Elli

1349 West Cornelia Avenue, , IL 60657 (773) 935-3552 Visit Website

Porter Kitchen & Deck

150 N Riverside Plz, Chicago, IL 60606 (773) 528-2240 Visit Website

The Duck Inn

2701 South Eleanor Street, , IL 60608 (312) 724-8811 Visit Website

Santorini

800 West Adams Street, , IL 60607 (312) 829-8820 Visit Website

Bar Roma

5101 North Clark Street, , IL 60640 (773) 942-7572 Visit Website

Tavern On Rush

1031 North Rush Street, , IL 60611 (312) 664-9600 Visit Website

Black Bull

1721 West Division Street, , IL 60622 (773) 227-8600 Visit Website

Kurah Mediterranean

1355 South Michigan Avenue, , IL 60605 (312) 624-8611 Visit Website

Bar Biscay

1450 West Chicago Avenue, , IL 60642 (312) 455-8900 Visit Website

The Globe Pub

1934 West Irving Park Road, , IL 60613 (773) 871-3757 Visit Website