There will be plenty of savings to be had on Black Friday, but retail stores won't be the only places offering special deals. Shoppers can stay fueled up for the long day with freebies and discounts from many restaurants in the city. So if you're willing to brave the large crowds, drop into one of the following spots to make sure you're not doing it on an empty stomach.Read More
These Black Friday Food Deals Make The Day About More Than Shopping
But if you're going to brave the stores, might as well know where to fuel up.
Take a load off and taste a bit of Chicago history with GreenRiver’s innovative cocktails inspired by Irish-American history. Guests will enjoy complimentary shopping bag check service, $4 draft beers, $10 cocktails and specially-priced seasonal bites.
2. Bohemian House
Curb your hunger and take a break from shopping by heading to Bohemian House for lunch. All guests can enjoy a $1 beer with the purchase of a lunch entrée (valid for first beer).
3. Chicago Gourmet
Set your alarm clocks because tickets for the 2016 Chicago Gourmet—taking place Sept. 23-25—will go on sale at midnight. A limited number of discounted tickets will be available, ranging from $148 for one-day entry to $250 for a weekend pass.
4. Fig & Olive
Enjoy a complimentary chef’s choice tasting of the Fig & Olive’s signature crostini. Guests who show a receipt from a participating Oak Street store will receive a 3-piece crostini tasting for parties up to 3 people or a 6-piece tasting for parties of 4 or more, with any entrée purchase. Additionally, the restaurant will offer its Aperitivo Happy Hour specials all day on Black Friday.
The restaurant inside the Silversmith Hotel will offer shoppers 20 percent off all lunch menu items. Options include golden beet soup, wild striped bass and a prime beef burger with chipotle aioli and tobacco onions.
6. deca RESTAURANT + BAR
To keep shoppers fueled for a day of deals, Deca is offering complimentary hot cocoa and champagne throughout the afternoon.
7. The Local Chicago
In partnership with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, The Local Chicago will offer all-day happy hour specials on Black Friday. Thirsty shoppers can enjoy a selection of four specially crafted cocktails, priced at $8 each, which includes Moscow Mule and The Tucc’ of Class (Tito’s, cynar, cointreau, orange bitters).
8. Honey Butter Fried Chicken
Honey Butter Fried Chicken will celebrate its second annual Black Fryday, a one-day only offering of hot crinkle-cut fries complemented by housemade black garlic aioli.
Skip the retail crowds and head to WhirlyBall instead for its Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout Black Friday Release Party. Tappings will begin at 2 p.m. and all five of the coveted of this year's brews will be available throughout the day. Pre-sale tickets for the event can be purchased for $45 here and include tastings of all the beers.
10. Caffé Umbria
The recently-opened coffee shop is launching a Free Drink Friday promotion starting on Black Friday. Guests who purchase a bag of fresh roasted coffee blends will receive a complimentary coffee of their choice. This includes both traditional Italian espresso drinks and specialty beverages such as Caffe Assisi (espresso, Italian chocolate sauce, cinnamon, whipped cream), and Espresso Shakerato (espresso shaken over ice, served neat in a sugar-rimmed martini glass).
11. Kanela Breakfast Club
Shoppers who visit any Kanela location will receive a free Julius Meinl coffee with any food purchase when they show their receipt from shopping on Black Friday.
Located right on the Mag Mile, ENO Wine Room is just the spot to sit back and relax with a glass of wine after a long day of shopping. In celebration of Black Friday, enjoy a selection of specially-priced wines by the bottle that are perfect for gifting or relieving the stress of the holidays.
13. Firefly Kitchen
As the temperatures drop, head to Firefly Kitchen on Black Friday to warm up with a half-priced “South for the Winter” cocktail. The drink features Flor de Caña rum, coconut, grilled pineapple and black walnut.