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11 Places to Go Out—Or Take Out—This Fourth of July

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America's birthday is a special day. Fireworks will light up the sky, meats will be grilled in backyards, many beverages will be consumed. Whether you want the best downtown perches to watch the show, an epic food event, or to relax at home, the Eater Chicago Fourth of July Map has you covered.


Eater Chicago intern Melanie Hesdorffer contributed to this story.

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The J. Parker

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Celebrate this Independence Day in style atop Hotel Lincoln at J. Parker. Take in the spectacular view with champagne, signature cocktails and small plates crafted by Chef Paul Virant.

Sportsman's Club

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Head over to the this cozy cult-favorite tavern for a classic Fourth of July backyard barbecue. From 2 p.m. until 2 a.m., $20 will get you a ½ rack of St. Louis-style pork ribs and four sides from neighboring The Winchester.

Honey Butter Fried Chicken

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What says Fourth of July better than fried chicken? Create your own picnic with to-go boxes of eight pieces of cold fried chicken, three sides and dessert for $45.

Little Goat

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Open all day and night, the rooftop at Little Goat is a great spot to sip drinks and dig in to Stephanie Izard's homestyle barbecue this Fourth of July.

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Watch the Navy Pier fireworks from one of the best views on Lakeshore Drive. From 7 p.m. until 10 p.m., enjoy summer cocktails, grilled items and tunes from a live DJ. Tickets are $75 for adults, $25 for guests 13-20 and free for children under 12.

The Butcher & Larder

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In honor of Uncle Sam's birthday, The Butcher & Larder will be dishing out some special holiday packages for your cooking and eating pleasure. Available now, choose between nine types of sausages, bourbon-cured foie gras whipped with bone marrow and wrapped in barbecue short rib and plenty of other meat-centric goodies.

The Terrace at Trump Tower

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Which the fireworks from stunning views on this elevated vista on the sixteenth floor of Trump Tower while imbibing on patriotic drink specials including the fruit raspado with vanilla ice cream, berries, shaved ice, and red, white and blue syrups. There's fireworks inside the Trump too at Rebar: a "Firecracker" concoction of Ciroc Berry vodka, muddled berries and simple syrup.

Caffe Oliva

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Head on over to this Ohio Street Beach Caffe for a special 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. Independence Day Brunch or dinner featuring off-menu specials such as full slab of ribs, coleslaw, corn and fries for $22, $5 Firecracker cocktails, $5 Titos American mules and $3Jell-O shots with Pop Rocks inside.

Headquarters Beercade

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For $20, pick up a 32-ounce bottle of Beercade's signature Assault & Pepper cocktail, complete with house-infused strawberry jalapeno tequila, fresh lime, and citrus chile salt and bring it home or to a party.

Porkchop

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Stop by this West Loop barbecue and whiskey spot to celebrate America's birthday with a giant hunk of roasting meat. Porkchop's Fourth of July pig roast, includes $3 chicken, beef, and pork sliders (right from the roast) and $7 Red Bull bourbon lemonade available in red, white or blue.

Bub City

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Opening its doors at 10 a.m., Lettuce Entertain You's River North country bar and barbecue is opening up its extensive Bloody Mary Bar that's typically only available during weekend brunch. Additionally, Bub City will add patriotism by donating a portion of its proceeds to USO Illinois and offering half off to all servicemen and women.

The J. Parker

Celebrate this Independence Day in style atop Hotel Lincoln at J. Parker. Take in the spectacular view with champagne, signature cocktails and small plates crafted by Chef Paul Virant.

Sportsman's Club

Head over to the this cozy cult-favorite tavern for a classic Fourth of July backyard barbecue. From 2 p.m. until 2 a.m., $20 will get you a ½ rack of St. Louis-style pork ribs and four sides from neighboring The Winchester.

Honey Butter Fried Chicken

What says Fourth of July better than fried chicken? Create your own picnic with to-go boxes of eight pieces of cold fried chicken, three sides and dessert for $45.

Little Goat

Open all day and night, the rooftop at Little Goat is a great spot to sip drinks and dig in to Stephanie Izard's homestyle barbecue this Fourth of July.

W Chicago Lakeshore

Watch the Navy Pier fireworks from one of the best views on Lakeshore Drive. From 7 p.m. until 10 p.m., enjoy summer cocktails, grilled items and tunes from a live DJ. Tickets are $75 for adults, $25 for guests 13-20 and free for children under 12.

The Butcher & Larder

In honor of Uncle Sam's birthday, The Butcher & Larder will be dishing out some special holiday packages for your cooking and eating pleasure. Available now, choose between nine types of sausages, bourbon-cured foie gras whipped with bone marrow and wrapped in barbecue short rib and plenty of other meat-centric goodies.

The Terrace at Trump Tower

Which the fireworks from stunning views on this elevated vista on the sixteenth floor of Trump Tower while imbibing on patriotic drink specials including the fruit raspado with vanilla ice cream, berries, shaved ice, and red, white and blue syrups. There's fireworks inside the Trump too at Rebar: a "Firecracker" concoction of Ciroc Berry vodka, muddled berries and simple syrup.

Caffe Oliva

Head on over to this Ohio Street Beach Caffe for a special 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. Independence Day Brunch or dinner featuring off-menu specials such as full slab of ribs, coleslaw, corn and fries for $22, $5 Firecracker cocktails, $5 Titos American mules and $3Jell-O shots with Pop Rocks inside.

Headquarters Beercade

For $20, pick up a 32-ounce bottle of Beercade's signature Assault & Pepper cocktail, complete with house-infused strawberry jalapeno tequila, fresh lime, and citrus chile salt and bring it home or to a party.

Porkchop

Stop by this West Loop barbecue and whiskey spot to celebrate America's birthday with a giant hunk of roasting meat. Porkchop's Fourth of July pig roast, includes $3 chicken, beef, and pork sliders (right from the roast) and $7 Red Bull bourbon lemonade available in red, white or blue.

Bub City

Opening its doors at 10 a.m., Lettuce Entertain You's River North country bar and barbecue is opening up its extensive Bloody Mary Bar that's typically only available during weekend brunch. Additionally, Bub City will add patriotism by donating a portion of its proceeds to USO Illinois and offering half off to all servicemen and women.

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