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15 Happy Hour Specials to Try In Chicago Now

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Four cocktails in a row
New taqueria Asadito is offering a “liquid lunch” happy hour.
Meghan Leigh

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 But as time went by, the map became bloated with outdated specials.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.

Happy hour specials are now 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. Beware, bars aren’t abound to honor these specials which they’ve sent to Eater, but it sure would be nice if they did. Happy Hour specials from winter and spring 2019 are available here.

Feel free to email with any solid happy hour deals.

September 5

LAKEVIEW - Bar Pastoral, 2947 N. Broadway Street

This bustling neighborhood bistro offers drinkers $6 wine and $5 craft beer specials during fall happy hour, as well as appetizers like marinated olives and a cheese and charcuterie pairing that start at $3. Wines will rotate regularly.

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

FULTON MARKET - Izakaya at Momotaro, 20 W. Lake Street, lower level

Diners at the Boka Group’s basement Japanese izakaya can choose a burger (the “royale with cheese” includes a bao bun and sweet potato fries with miso aioli) or bowl of tantanmen ramen (chicken broth, ground pork, sesame). The entree comes with a beer and a shot for $15 before taxes and gratuity.

Happy hour is from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Monday.

GOLD COAST - Ambassador Chicago, 1301 N. State Parkway

Boutique hotel Ambassador Chicago offers happy hour specials to diners in its on-site lounge, including crab cake sliders, steak taquitos, blistered shishito peppers, and salmon medallions with nuac cham (Vietnamese dipping sauces). Select glasses of wine are half-off. The full menu is available below.

NAVY PIER - Offshore, 1000 E. Grand Avenue, Third Floor

The world’s largest rooftop bar (certified by the Guinness Book of World Records) has a new happy hour called “locals night.” Chicagoland-based customers who tell staff they live “just offshore” access specials like $5 glasses of house red or white wine, $5 Miller Lite, and $5 Chicago hot dogs.

“Locals night” is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday.

RIVER NORTH - Baptiste & Bottle, 101 E. Erie Street in the Conrad Chicago hotel

Locals and hotel guests can pop into this hotel restaurant any day of the week for happy hour specials. “Mac and cheese Monday” features three rotating takes macaroni and cheese ($8 each), as well as classic ($8) and signature ($9) cocktails. “Off-menu” burgers and local beers are available for $19 on Tuesdays, and “whiskey Wednesday” highlights $19 select whiskey flights and $4 off all whiskey cocktails. Thursday “date night” offers 40 percent off all bottles of wine under $100. Weekend deals include “bottomless brunch” on Saturday with a $26 bottomless Bloody Mary and mimosa bar with an entree purchase, and “sommelier Sunday” has $40 select bottles of red and white wine.

Happy hour is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday; 3 p.m. through last call on Wednesday; 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

RIVER NORTH - Barton G., 415 N. Dearborn Street

This multi-sensory bar and restaurant offers Chicagoans a late-night happy hour named “Barton After Dark” with half-off over-the-top liquid nitrogen cocktails. These include a $13 “Sabrinatini” (Grey Goose citron vodka, watermelon sorbet, champagne popsicle) and a “BG 2069” (Cazadores tequila, sriracha, passionfruit, triple sec, lemonade) for $13.50.

“Barton after dark” is from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday; 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

RIVER NORTH - Cantina Laredo, 508 N. State Street

Modern Mexican restaurant Cantina Laredo bartenders hope to sate Chicagoans with $4 domestic beers, $5 imported brews, $5 well cocktails and house wines, and a $7 “casa ‘rita,” or house margarita. A sizable happy hour food menu features classics including ceviche (shrimp, pineapple, jicama, cucumber, salsa cruda) for $7.50 and Oaxacan tlayuda (tortilla, dark mole, cotija, chorizo, pickled cabbage slaw, crema).

Happy hour is from 3:30 to 6:30 on Monday through Friday.

RIVER NORTH - Noyane, 101 E. Erie Street in the Conrad Chicago hotel

Peruvian-Japanese rooftop lounge customers can soak up the last of the summer sun with $10 cocktails, $7 wines and sakes, $5 draft beers, and a mysterious $8 “bartender special.” Food deals include half-off maki and a $19 platter that includes an appetizer (selections include a shishito skewer, a marinated prawn, and piri-piri chicken), a California or vegetable tempura roll, a soft drink, and a dessert.

Happy hour is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

RIVER NORTH - The Laurel Room, 640 N. LaSalle Drive, 8th Floor

This breezy rooftop bar and restaurant above acclaimed hotspot Pacific Standard Time launched a happy hour this week with half-priced bottles and glasses of wine (the bar’s reserve wine list is not included). A few half-price cocktails are also on offer, such as the a frozen “yerba mai tai” ($6.50), a “mango y chamoy” margarita ($7).

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

RIVER NORTH - ZED451, 739 N. Clark Street

Brazilian steakhouse ZED451 offers happy hour denizens a range of specials throughout the week: Monday features $4.51 Koval whiskey, gin, or vodka mixed drinks; $4.51 Milagro tequila mixed drinks on Tuesdays; half-off select wines by the glass on Wednesdays; and more. The full listing of daily happy hour deals is available online. Bar bites like mac and cheese croquettes (aged white cheddar, panko, housemade marinara) and hanger-steak skewers with chimichurri are also available, all for $4.51.

Happy hour is from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday through Saturday in the bar and lounge area.

SOUTH LOOP - Mei’s Asian Small Plates and Dumplings, 1101 S. Wabash Avenue

New dumpling destination Mei’s hopes to tempt locals with $6 beers, glasses of wine, and well cocktails. On-brand bar snacks like Shanghai spring rolls ($5 for two) and $6 chicken wings are also available, along with decidedly non-Asian options like a hummus platter ($7) and truffle fries ($5).

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

WEST LOOP - Asadito, 30 N. Clinton Street

This taqueria launched a new happy hour called “liquid lunch” with $6 house margaritas on top of the restaurant and bar’s all-day specials. The same margarita deal is available on “margarita Mondays,” while “tequila Tuesdays” and “mezcal Miercoles” feature half-off tequila and mezcal neat and on the rocks, respectively.

“Liquid lunch” is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

WEST LOOP - Politan Row, 111 N. Aberdeen Street

Food hall vendors are offering “$7 ‘til 7” bites for $7 or less. Participants include Loud Mouth with a lobster slider (chilled lobster meat, Old Bay aioli, house-churned butter, toasted bun), Clave’s half-vaca frita sandwich (beef brisket, caramelized onion, matchstick potatoes, piquillo pepper aioli, muenster). A full menu is available below.

“$7 ‘til 7” is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

WICKER PARK - Black Bull, 1721 W. Division Street

Fans of Spanish wine and food can try $5 glasses of sherry and sangria on the restaurant’s patio, outfitted with twinkling lights.

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

WRIGLEYVILLE - Maddon’s Post, 1119 W. Waveland Avenue

Cubs manager Joe Maddon and venerated chef Tony Mantuano’s Italian-Polish restaurant has a weekly deal — diners can get a double cheeseburger (crispy shallot, pickle relish) with rosemary and Parmigiano Reggiano-tossed fries, an O.K. Polish-style pale ale, and a shot of tequila for $16.

Happy hour is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday.

July 25

FULTON MARKET - City Hall, 838 W. Kinzie Street

Chicagoans can now put those frustrating orange envelopes to good use at bar, restaurant, and event venue City Hall. Diners who bring in a ticket from the last two months during ‘Parking Ticket Tuesdays’ will get 20 percent off and enter a raffle to win the cost of the fine (up to $100). Culinary director Michael Taus also offers a special rotating burger option each Wednesday.

‘Parking Ticket Tuesday’ is from 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Tuesday.

FULTON MARKET - Chicago French Market, 131 N. Clinton Street

Adored downtown destination Chicago French Market changes up its happy hour offerings monthly. July means $4 beers and $5 glasses of wine wine from Frietkoten Bar, a $6 “Frozen VooDoo Punch” from Joker’s Cajun Kitchen, and much more. Lito’s Empanadas takes $1 off the price when customers mention the happy hour special, and injera rolls at Demera Ethiopian are half-off.

Happy hour is from 4:30 to 6:30 on Monday through Friday.

GOLD COAST - Le Colonial, 57 E. Oak Street

French-Vietnamese institution Le Colonial relocated this spring, but its acclaimed food and celeb-attracting ambiance remain popular as ever. Staff recently launched “Social Hour,” with a special menu featuring “le bar bites,” including rolls like goi cuon (chilled gulf shrimp, rice vermicelli, lettuce, bean sprouts, aromatic herbs, peanut plum dipping sauce), and sui cao chien, chicken dumplings with scallion, ginger, and black vinegar sauce. Drink offerings include $8 wines by the glass and $5 drafts of Stella Artois and Revolutions’ golden ale. Diners can also try $8 “exotic” cocktails, including their ever-popular lychee martini (Skyy vodka, Soho lychee liqueur, lychee) and a “Vietnamese gimlet” (gin, ginger, fresh lime). The full menu is available below.

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

LINCOLN PARK - Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba, 2024 N. Halsted Street

Spanish tapas spot Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba offers diners an especially discounted happy hour menu in the restaurant’s bar area. The menu highlights $1 pintxos, Northern Spanish bite-size dishes, including a deviled egg with crispy jamón serrano. Slightly larger options include handmade beef empanadas, spicy potatoes with tomato aoli, and Moroccan chickpea stew. Pitchers of sangria are available for $16 and bottles of Estrella Damm are $2.95.

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

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

Bustling extra thin-crust pizza spot Stella Barra offers two special pizzas, appetizers, and plenty of drinks on its happy hour menu. Diners can dig into a “huge” meatball (heritage pork, organic tomato sauce, garlic bread) for $6.95 or a plate of garlic focaccia (tomato sauce, olive oil, chili flakes, parmesan), and $4 wines by the glass. Other beverage elections include $5 well drinks, $3 draft and bottled beers, and a $6 Stolen X old fashioned (whiskey, honey, orange zest).

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

LINCOLN PARK - Oyster Bah, 1962 N. Halsted Street

This New England-style seafood restaurant and raw bar offers a daily happy hour menu. Summery food options include sweet corn and jalapeño hush puppies with cilantro aioli and “sizzling” garlic shrimp (garlic butter, panko, grilled ciabatta). Beverage selections are half-off, and include three wines by the glass and a $3.50 Founder’s lager, as well as cocktails like the $6 “Banana Hammock” (gin, coconut cream, banana, lime, basil, rose sea salt).

Happy hour is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Thursday; 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday through Sunday.

RIVER NORTH - River Roast, 315 N. LaSalle Drive

This adored riverside bar and restaurant from Tony Mantuano launched a new happy hour special this summer called “Champagne & Chicken.” For $35, diners get a bottle house sparkling wine and fried chicken “gobbets” with honey. The restaurant’s popular $35 rose and oysters combo remains on the menu, along with a range of a la carte dishes and drinks. A rotating house cocktail is available for $7, along with a $5 revolving beer option and $6 glasses of house wines. The full menu is available below.

Happy hour is from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Sunday.

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

Speakeasy-style restaurant and whiskey hotspot Untitled Supper Club’s happy hour features half-priced griddled burger (originally $18) and $8 old fashioneds.

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

ROSCOE VILLAGE - Le Sud, 2301 W. Roscoe Street

This French Mediterranean spot recently began offering a brief happy hour menu available only at the restaurant’s bar and outdoor sidewalk cafe. It includes $6 glasses of wine and a summer spritzer, as well as small dishes like frites mornay with a fried egg and chives and “gruyere gougere,” light French cheese puffs.

Happy hour is from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

THE LOOP - Stock and Ledger, 70 W. Madison Street

This downtown take on a neighborhood restaurant offers a robust happy hour menu featuring $10 martinis and cocktails, $5 beers, $8 glasses of wine, and an $8 beer-and-a-shot combo. Diners can also try cheffy bar snacks, like croquettes (braised ham hocks, smoked gouda, honey dijon aioli, giardiniera) and smoked gouda puffs (chorizo, arugula, Granny Smith apple, radish, chimichurri), as well as three types of “dirty fries.”

Happy hour is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

WEST TOWN - All Together Now, 2119 W. Chicago Avenue

Wine shop and all-day cafe All Together Now is offering three $5 rotating wines by the glass and one draft brew. Current offerings include Gregoletto Prosecco, Brand Riesling Trocken, and Le Fraghe Bardolino, and beer-drinkers can try “Silly People,” an American-style sour gose from Off Color Brewing.

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

WEST TOWN - Bar Biscay, 1450 W. Chicago Avenue

This French-influenced Spanish brasserie offers a pintxos happy hour with five rotating $8 Basque bites and discounted drinks, including $6 glasses of wine.

Happy hour is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday.

WEST TOWN - Funkenhausen, 1709 W. Chicago Avenue

This popular German restaurant and beer hall offers customers a special happy hour menu that includes both food and drink. Diners can expect hearty options like a spiced, smoked chicken leg (“haus”-fermented hot sauce, white barbecue sauce) and a “big, garlicky” soft pretzel. Wash it down with a $5 boot of Krombacker pilsner, or a rotating $6 featured cocktail that changes weekly. Two wines by the glass are also available.

Happy hour is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Thursday; 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

WICKER PARK - Cabana Club inside the Robey, 2018 W. North Avenue

This rooftop and poolside bar has fresh summer happy hour offerings, including 30 percent off food items like chicken skewers with chimichurri and vegetables and a barbecue chicken sandwich (spicy barbecue sauce, grilled onions, jalapeño, cheddar cheese). Revelers can get an $8 Tecate-and-a-shot or choose from a specialty drink that rotates throughout the week: $10 frozen drinks on Monday, $8 margaritas on Tuesday, $8 sangrias on Wednesday, and an $8 “Whodunit” on Thursday.

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

WRIGLEYVILLE - Maddon’s Post, 1119 W. Waveland Avenue

Highly anticipated Italian-Polish restaurant Maddon’s Post from revered chef Tony Mantuano and Cubs’ manager Joe Maddon goes above and beyond with two happy hour options. During “Weekday Happy Hour,” diners can try $8 glasses of house rosé, $9 bartender-selected cocktails, and discounted dishes including a grilled Italian or Polish sausage with chow-chow and sauerkraut. The “Late Night Happy Hour” offers diners a special menu from executive chef Aaron Thebault including creative pizzas and fried chicken wings with smoked honey and bread and butter pickles.

Weekday happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Late night happy hour is from 10 p.m. to close Monday through Sundays.

SCHAUMBURG - Tokio Pub, 1900 E. Higgins Road in Schaumburg

A suburban izakaya-style restaurant from Lettuce Entertain You, Tokio Pub has a comprehensive “happi” hour menu offering half-off cocktails, sake, and wine, as well as draft and bottled brews from the U.S. and Japan. Drinks include a yuzu margarita (sauza blue, orange liquor, Asian citrus juice, ginger salt rim) and the “Zen Garden” (Citadelle gin, Domaine De Canton ginger liqueur, cucumber, mint, candied ginger, fresh lime juice). Diners can also expect maki, like the $13 scorpion-fire roll (tempura shrimp, jalapeño, chipotle sauce, guacamole, black rice, tobiko), togarashi tater tots with sriracha ketchup, and, surprisingly, three taco options.

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

June 13

AVONDALE - Pisolino, 2755 W. Belmont Avenue

All-day Italian spot Pisolino is offering a special cicchetti (small snacks) menu and cocktail list during happy hour. Drink options include classics like the Spritz (prosecco, aperol, soda water), the Americano (sweet vermouth, bitter liqueur, soda water) and prosecco splits, all for $12. Cicchetti options rotate, and include items like cherry peppers stuffed with Sicilian tuna and roasted beets with Formaggio del Mugello.

Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

FULTON MARKET - Fulton Market Kitchen, 311 N. Sangamon Street

Glasses of prosecco and rosé are available for $7, and glasses of house wines (red and white) are on offer for $8. Customers can get a “Beer of the Day” for $4, plus a shot for an additional $2. A cocktail, “A Trick With No Sleeve” with tequila, red chili liqueur, lime, and Chinese 5 spice bitters, is available for $7.

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

FULTON MARKET - Ramen-san Fulton Market, 219 N. Green Street

The younger sibling of Lettuce Entertain You’s River North and Streeterville ramen spots, the Ramen-san Fulton Market outpost offers $3 Asahi cold drafts, $5 cilantro-lime margaritas, and $7 “Okinawa Ol’ Fashioneds” (Rittenhouse Rye and Okinawan sugar) for happy hour. Food items include $2 “Tokyo mini dogs” with mustard mayo, pickled lotus root, sesame, and cilantro, a $4 tamago katsu sandwich with tonkatsu sauce and Kewpie mayo, and $6 crispy karaage shrimp dusted with togarashi and lime zest with a side of Thai chili dipping sauce.

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

HYDE PARK - Virtue, 1462 E. 53rd Street

The staff of Southern hotspot Virtue like to call happy hour “pot liquor time,” and their specials reflect that same playfulness. Original cocktail offerings include “Patience is a Virtue” (vodka, creme yvette, rhubarb bitters) and “Father South” (mezcal, Amaro, orange, whiskey bitters) for $8. Diners can expect traditional Southern snacks as well, such as pork cracklin ($5), pig foot fritters ($6), and catfish sliders ($4).

Happy hour is from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday through Saturday.

LINCOLN PARK - Avli Taverna, 1335 W. Wrightwood Avenue

Modern Greek spot Avli Taverna is offering half-off bottles of Greek rosé during happy hour at its Lincoln Park location. Options include Sideritis Paparoussis Petite Fleur ($24), Agioritiko Gaia 14-18h ($22), and Xinomavro Dio Fili ($20).

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

LINCOLN PARK - Casati’s, 444 W. Fullerton Parkway

This family-owned modern Italian restaurant recently opened a new 42-seat, pet-friendly patio and is offering 40 percent off a select cocktail list and wines by the glass during happy hour. Cocktail options include a mezcal Negroni (Campari, mezcal, vermoth rosso) and a “Lollo Spritz” (Aperol, sparkling wine, soda).

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

LINCOLN PARK - Castaways, 1603 N. Lake Shore Drive

This essential lakefront spot on North Avenue Beach offers a gorgeous view, plus some food and drink specials for happy hour. Tito’s and Captain Morgan cocktails are $8.50, and mix-and-match beer buckets (16-ounces for $30, 12-ounces for $28) could be good for groups. These deals are not available on holidays.

Happy hour is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every day.

NEAR NORTH SIDE - Barton G. the Restaurant Chicago, 415 N. Dearborn Street

Cocktails and “bar bites” are half-off during happy hour at Barton G. the Restaurant’s Chicago outpost. Drink options include the “Moonshine” with pisco, peach vodka, mezcal and Cointreau ($13) and the “Diamonds are Forever” with citron vodka, Cointreau, lemon, and a vodka popsicle ($13.50).

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

NEAR NORTH SIDE - JoJo’s Milk Bar, 23 W. Hubbard Street

Best known for its Instagrammable boozy milkshakes, JoJo’s happy hour offers customers $2 shots of Malort, $4 beers and $6 Tito’s cocktails. Their “Chicago Handshake” – a shot of Malort and an Old Style tall boy — is available for $6 during happy hour.

Happy hour is from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. every day.

RIVER NORTH - Bernie’s, 660 N. Orleans Street

Modern American spot Bernie’s has a robust happy hour: dishes include three short rib sliders with horseradish crème fraîche ($12), deviled eggs with Kewpie mayo and urfa biber, a Turkish chili pepper (5 for $6, 10 for $11), and hummus with warm pita ($10, add lamb for $6). Miller High Life is available for $4 and select draft beers are $5. Moscow Mules and select wines ($7), “Bernie’s Gin & Tonic” ($8), the “Flirtini” and a featured cocktail ($9), are also on offer.

Happy hour is from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every day.

RIVER NORTH - Parlay, 112 W. Hubbard Street

Sports bar Parlay offers Stolen Rum, whiskey, Absolut, and Effen cocktails for $5, as well as select glasses of wine for the same price. Don Julio 1942 shots are available for $7, and customers can top it off with a pizza for $10.

This summer, specials include $1 beers, sangria, and select wines on the first of every month this summer from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (one person per order, but diners can order multiple times). Take note — this special applies only on July 1 and August 1.

Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

THE LOOP - Game Room and Drawing Room, 12 S. Michigan Avenue inside the Chicago Athletic Association

These sister spots inside the Chicago Athletic Association, operated by Land & Sea Dept., are offering some fresh specials for summer. In the Game Room, diners can order a burger, fries, a Schlitz, and a rotating shot for $10, and popcorn is available for $1. The Drawing Room has $2 oysters and $7 glasses of Maculan “Costadolio” rosé.

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

THE LOOP - Luke’s Lobster in City Hall, 134 N. La Salle Street

This seafood spot’s specials include a free can of Hamm’s with every lobster roll purchase, or a $1 Hamm’s with any other food item. All other brews are $2 off, and diners can share a platter of six mini-lobster rolls for $30 or hot lobster dip with Cape Cod chips for $10.

Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

WEST LOOP - La Sardine, 111 N. Carpenter Street

This French institution is offering $1 oysters, $7 glasses of French wine, and $6 French beers. Cocktails like the “Grumpy Frenchman,” a classic French 75, and a French martini are $9. Food options include a “bbq duck leg” for $9 and sardines and saltines for $5.

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

WEST LOOP - The Loyalist, 177 N. Ada Street

One of two Chicago restaurants to make Eater’s list of essential American restaurants in 2018, this upscale bar is offering specialty cocktails only available during happy hour. These include Italian favorite L’Aperitivo (amaro Dell’ Etna and cult soft drink chinotto), a cucumber vodka press, a paloma, and a “Loyalist Old Fashion,” with prices ranging from $8 to $12.

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

WICKER PARK - Cafe Cancale, 1576 N. Milwaukee Avenue

Paul Kahan and One Off Hospitality’s French cafe is one of the hottest restaurants in Chicago right now. Happy hour offerings include $1 oysters, as well as $7 martini options. The restaurant will regularly rotate oyster selections from producers across the U.S. and Canada.

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

WICKER PARK/LINCOLN PARK - Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya, 1482 N. Milwaukee Avenue and 1538 N. Clybourn Avenue, Space A112 inside the NEWCITY center

This Japanese chain is offering happy hour specials at both its Wicker Park and Lincoln Park locations. Drink offerings include $1 Kirin, Sapporo, or Asahi beers with each “signature” ramen purchase (diners can select tonkotsu, yuzu, spicy, and miso ramen), as well as $3 sake bombs, $5 house sake and wine, a daily special sangria for $7, and a pitcher of Sapporo for $9.99. Customers can munch on pork don or edamame for $3, and chicken karaage or wings, potato croquettes, and chicken karaage don for $5 each.

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

Game Room Chicago

12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603 Visit Website

La Sardine

111 N Carpenter St, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 421-2800 Visit Website


2755 West Belmont Avenue, , IL 60618 (773) 293-6025 Visit Website


101 East Erie Street, , IL 60611 (312) 667-6796 Visit Website

Castaways Bar & Grill

1603 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 281-1200 Visit Website

City Hall Chicago

838 W. Kinzie Street, Chicago, Illinois 60642 (312)801-1181 Visit Website

Avli Taverna

1335 West Wrightwood Avenue, , IL 60614 (773) 857-5577 Visit Website

River Roast

315 North La Salle Street, , IL 60654 (312) 822-0100 Visit Website

Oyster Bah

1962 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

Black Bull

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


219 North Green Street, , IL 60607 (773) 645-0085 Visit Website


1709 West Chicago Avenue, , IL 60622 (312) 929-4727 Visit Website

Cantina Laredo

508 North State Street, , IL 60654 (312) 955-0014 Visit Website

Le Sud

2301 West Roscoe Street, , IL 60618 (773) 857-1985 Visit Website

JoJo's Milk Bar

23 West Hubbard Street, , IL 60654 (312) 624-8963 Visit Website

Barton G. The Restaurant - Chicago

415 North Dearborn Street, , IL 60654 (312) 260-5050 Visit Website

Barton G.

415 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL Visit Website

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba

2024 N Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60614 773 935 5000

Bar Pastoral

2947 N Broadway, , IL 60657 (773) 472-4781 Visit Website

Chicago Athletic Association

12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL (312) 940-3552 Visit Website

Fulton Market Kitchen

311 North Sangamon Street, , IL 60607 (312) 733-6900 Visit Website

Stella Barra Pizzeria

1954 North Halsted Street, , IL 60614 (773) 634-4101 Visit Website

Baptiste & Bottle

101 East Erie Street, , IL 60611 (312) 667-6793 Visit Website

Cabana Club

2018 West North Avenue, , IL 60647 (872) 315-3050 Visit Website

Casati's Pizza Vino

444 W. Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, IL Visit Website

Parlay at Joy District

112 West Hubbard Street, , IL 60654 (312) 955-0339 Visit Website

Izakaya at Momotaro

820 West Lake Street, Lower Level, , IL 60607 (312) 733-4818 Visit Website

Cafe Cancale

1576 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 Visit Website

Politan Row

2445 Times Boulevard, , TX 77005 (713) 489-2546 Visit Website

Maddon's Post

1119 West Waveland Avenue, , IL 60613 (773) 269-5370 Visit Website


30 North Clinton Street, , IL 60661 (312) 929-2657 Visit Website

Le Colonial

937 N Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611 312 255 0088 Visit Website


739 North Clark Street, , IL 60654 (312) 266-6691 Visit Website

Bernie's Lunch & Supper

660 North Orleans Street, , IL 60654 (312) 624-9892 Visit Website

Luke's Lobster

134 N La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 982-2977 Visit Website

The Loyalist

177 North Ada Street, , IL 60607 (773) 913-3774 Visit Website

The Laurel Room

640 N LaSalle Drive, 8th Floor, Chicago, IL 60654 (312)736-1740 Visit Website

Mei's Asian small plates & dumplings

1101 South Wabash Avenue, , IL 60605

Chicago French Market

131 North Clinton Street, , IL 60661 (312) 575-0306 Visit Website


23220 Grand Circle Boulevard, , TX 77450 (281) 783-9800 Visit Website

Bar Biscay

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

Tokio Pub

1900 East Higgins Road, , IL 60173 (847) 278-5181 Visit Website


1462 E. 53rd Street, Chicago, IL

Untitled Supper Club

111 West Kinzie Street, , IL 60654 (312) 880-1511 Visit Website


E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 Visit Website

All Together Now

2119 West Chicago Avenue, , IL 60622 (773) 661-1599 Visit Website