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The folks are going to be happy for more than an hour.
The folks are going to be happy for more than an hour.
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Chicago's Happy Hour Specials, Spring 2017

Get happy with specials from 158 (!) bars

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Chicago's restaurants and bars are still getting used to happy hour, but more and more of them are embracing them, giving patrons discounts during off-peak hours. It's a complicated history as lawmakers legalized happy hour in Illinois two years ago after lifting the state-wide ban in 2015.

There are some restrictions to the discounts, which are covered here. The list has been updated, but there might be some error. Feel free to email chicago@eater.com for corrections or additions. Again, bar owners who want to be listed should feel free to reach out, especially in areas that aren't well represented. Happy drinking!

Note: State law only allows drinks specials for a maximum of 15 hours per week, and for a maximum of four hours a day. Some specials listed here may be straddling that line. Oh, competition!

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50 Yard Line Sports Bar & Grille

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This Park Manor sports bar offers $1 draft beer on Fridays from 9 p.m. to midnight.

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Matthias Merges' (Yusho, Billy Sunday) acclaimed Hyde Park restaurant hosts happy hour from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on select Tuesdays there's $4 beers, $6 wines, and $8 cocktails.

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AceBounce

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Need a game of ping pong for your happy hour? AceBounce will oblige from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. There's a variety of $5 specials like Lagunitas Pils, IPA & Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’, Ketel One Dutch Mules, and red or white wine. There's also $4 bites including Pepperoni Meatball Sliders, Fried Oyster Sliders and Grilled Chicken Thigh Kebabs.

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Adamus at The Silversmith Hotel

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Admus, the lounge inside The Silversmith Hotel, offers specials from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday: $4 bottles/cans of beers; $5 glasses of wine; $6 rail cocktails. There's also $7 appetizers: Artichoke flatbread, fried pickles, veggie hummus with carrots and celery, barbecue brisket sliders and duo dips and chips.

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aliveOne

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From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, AliveOne offers half price all their drinks, excluding shots.

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Ani’s Happy Hour starts from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. where guests can enjoy half-priced pours of sake and wine.

Animale

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In Logan Square, Animale is serving quality Italian in a fast-casual atmosphere. From 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weeknights, they're throwing in free bites with each drink order. Cured meat and crayfish potato croquettes are some of the items offered.

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Antique Tacos

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Happy Hour is six days a week at Antique Taco Bridgeport. From Tuesday to Sunday 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., there's $5 house margaritas, $2 Tecates and $5 chef special nachos.

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Baptiste & Bottle

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This swanky Richard Sandoval restaurant in the Conrad Hotel has half-off bottles of wine on Monday.

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Bar Allegro

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The bar in the Hotel Allegro, starting on Thursday, will offer this daily deal from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. everyday: A glass of Zonin prosecco with two strips of candied bacon for $12.

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Bar Lupo

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This Italian sports pub in River North hosts happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. There's shareable dishes, $4 beers, $4 glasses of wine, as well as $5 spritzes.

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Beatrix

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At both River North and Streeterville Beatrix locations, they're offering $7 Spiked Fresh Squeezed Juices from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

Bill Kim's West Loop Korean spot has specials from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weeknights. $5 items include Sticky Smoked chicken wings, dumplings and more.

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Benchmark

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From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, get half off draft beers, glasses of wine and all call mixed drinks.

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Bernie's Lunch & Supper

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From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Bernie's has $3 Draught Beers, $5 Draught Cocktails, $5 Craft Beer, $3 Hamm’s, $3 High Life, $5 Cocktail of the Day and $5 Red Wine, White Wine or Bubbles. There's also an assortment of $5 Happy Hour snacks and bites.

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Bin 36

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From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday, this West Loop wine bar has half-priced select food items, including the burger, cheese flight and crispy Brussel sprouts. There's also $5 draft beer, $7 select wine glasses, and $8 cocktails. There's still $13 wine flights on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

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Bistronomic

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From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. everyday, Bistronomic offers $5 pommes frites, glasses of red or white wine; and $7 sparkling wine and $7 homemade country pate or homemade chicken liver mousse or dry cured saucisson sec.

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Boleo at the Kimpton Gray Hotel in The Loop offers South American fare from 5 p.m. to 8 pm. Wednesday and Thursday with eight contemporary iterations of South American street fare for $8. Botanas, cocktails, and more are available. There's a new cocktail menu and drinks include Chilcanos (infused Pisco, ginger and carbonation) and Fernet with house-made colas.

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Bottlefork

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From 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, Bottlefork offers its Gin & Tonic Happy Hour. For $8, choose from FEW, Damrak Gin, Brooklyn Gin and Hendrick’s, plus various tonic and botanical options.

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Brando's Speakeasy

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Form 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday Brando's has $5 Makers Mark Boiler Makers, $4 Bulleit Rye Old Fashioneds, $3 Absolut Moscow Mules, Half-price Revolution Brewery Beer, $3 Flatbreads and Small Pizza, and $5 Cheese and Meat Trays.

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Bread & Wine

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From 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Bread & Wine has $5 drafts, $10 glasses of wine and $9 cocktails.

Bridget McNeill's

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Bridget McNeil's in Lakeview has specials weeknight from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. There's $3 Miller Lite Drafts and $6 Glasses of Wine. From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays, there's $4.20 select drafts.

Broken English Taco Pub

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The original Broken English Taco Pub in The Loop offers happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. There's $2 tacos, $3 Tequila shots and beer, and $5 margaritas.

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Brownstone Tavern & Grill

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From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, get half off draft beers, glasses of wine and all call mixed drinks.

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Café Ba-Ba-Reeba!

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Venerable tapas slingers in Lincoln Park offer these specials 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays near the bar: $16 pitchers of Classic Red Sangria, $2.95 Estrella Damm beer, $1 pintxos (bite-sized appetizers) and discounted select tapas including Spicy Potatoes, Garlic Shrimp, Bacon-Wrapped Dates and more ($1.95-3.25).

Cantina Laredo

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Cantina Laredo offers specials from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday: Half-off Casaritas, house wine, draft and bottled beer. Also, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays they have half-priced small plates in the upstairs lounge.

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Carnivale

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From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Carnivale offers mojitos and sangria for $7 as well as their guacamole, ceviche and other appetizers for $8.

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Castaways Bar & Grill

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Starting on Thursday, North Avenue Beach's Castaways offers these specials: 50 percent of the bill for industry workers from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday; half-priced margaritas and limeritas from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday; $4 imported and craft beers on from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday; $22 buckets of beer all day on Thursday.

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Celeste

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From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday on the first floor, Celeste has a bevy of Happy Hour specials, including $8 house cocktails and $8 wines by the glass. There's also a $5 beers, as well as a food specials.

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Chiya Chai

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Logan Square's Nepalese tea emporium offers specials from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday with $2 off cocktails and select appetizers. That includes chai cocktails and a honey mango margarita.

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