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The 2014 Winter Olympics kick off tomorrow with the opening ceremonies in the Russian city of Sochi. To celebrate, many local restaurants and bars are holding food and drink specials. Some are even offering their own take on the Olympic games. The map below highlights some of the best deals or most interesting events taking place in and around Chicago during the Olympics' run.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Jake Melnick's Corner Tap

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41 E Superior St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 266-0400
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Jake Melnick’s is adding a little “international flair” to their menu with items such as a French onion burger and spicy masala wings. Guzzle down Revolution Brewing’s Cross of Gold to be like an Olympian.

2. Newport Chicago Bar & Grill

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1344 West Newport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 325-9111
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Speaking of Revolution Brewery, they will be teaming with Newport Bar and Grill for a craft beer tasting this Friday from 7:00 p.m. until 8 p.m. Knock back a few and watch the opening festivities on their 19 high-def TVs.

3. American Junkie

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15 W Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 239-0995
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American Junkie is offering a red, white and blue sno cone (pina colada, cherry, blue raspberry with Skyy Vodka) for $10 during the Olympic opening ceremonies and all hockey games.

4. Sedgwick's

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1935 N Sedgwick St
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 337-7900
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Guests can participate in Sedgwick’s "Olympwick’s Games" Thursdays (Feb. 13 and 20) and Sundays (Feb. 9, 16 and 23). Competitions include the Alpine challenge (two contestants face off by tackling Sedgwick’s tater tot mountain covered in bacon, queso and sour cream – first one who cleans their plate wins).

5. Chicago Q

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1160 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 642-1160
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Cheer on Team USA at Chicago Q with some BBQ and new drinks, such as the “pins & needles” (Plymouth gin, St. Germain and Prosecco).

6. Municipal Bar + Dining Co.

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216 W Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 951-2125
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This year's Russia-hosted games gave Municipal Bar + Dining Company the idea to serve up $6 Moscow mules and $5 Russian standard cocktails for the opening and closing ceremonies.

7. Franklin Tap

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325 S Franklin St
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 212-3262
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Franklin Tap’s locations are holding Olympic opening ceremony viewing parties this Friday beginning at 6:30 p.m. Guests can order drink specials from now until February 22.

8. Schoolyard Tavern

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3258 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 528-8226
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International burgers (Greece – lamb burger, Spain – beer burger with chorizo, more) are cooking up at seven Four Corners Tavern Group locations (Brownstone, Benchmark, Crossing, Kirkwood, Schoolyard, Sidebar and WestEnd) starting Monday, February 10 until Friday, February 21.

9. Sprinkles Cupcakes

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50 E Walton St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 573-1600
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Sprinkles Cupcakes will be giving away a free cupcake to the first 100 customers who whisper “GOLD” tomorrow. Olympic cupcakes are on sale now through Sunday, February 23.

10. The Pony

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1638 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 828-5055
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The Pony has a few themed specials to celebrate the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, chief among them a 24-oz “torch cup” for $6. There’s also something dubbed the “red headed slut” for $5 in honor of Shaun White.

11. Sunda

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110 W Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 644-0500
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Looking to splurge a little and love uni? Sunda will be offering “gold medal uni tempura” from Monday, February 17 through Sunday, February 23 (4 pieces for $24).

12. Old Town Social

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455 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 266-2277
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Head over to Old Town Social for drink specials named after Olympic medals for $10 and Olympic torch shots (cinnamon whiskey and caramel vodka) for $6 each. They will also have an ice luge on hand for the opening ceremonies, as well as a “breakfast of champions” during the weekends the Olympics are running for $13.

13. Howells & Hood

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435 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 262-5310
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Get over to Howells & Hood for their Olympics flight feature, dubbed “Winter Games,” which is five pours of brew for $18. Included among them are Bourgogne Des Flanders from Belgium and La Fin Du Monde from Canada.

14. Emporium Arcade Bar

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1366 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 697-7922
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$10 gets you a spot into what Emporium Arcade Bar is calling "the biggest arcade video game competition ever, of all time," this Friday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. The competition ends with its own closing ceremony on Sunday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m.

1. Jake Melnick's Corner Tap

41 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611

Jake Melnick’s is adding a little “international flair” to their menu with items such as a French onion burger and spicy masala wings. Guzzle down Revolution Brewing’s Cross of Gold to be like an Olympian.

41 E Superior St
Chicago, IL 60611

2. Newport Chicago Bar & Grill

1344 West Newport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657

Speaking of Revolution Brewery, they will be teaming with Newport Bar and Grill for a craft beer tasting this Friday from 7:00 p.m. until 8 p.m. Knock back a few and watch the opening festivities on their 19 high-def TVs.

1344 West Newport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657

3. American Junkie

15 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654

American Junkie is offering a red, white and blue sno cone (pina colada, cherry, blue raspberry with Skyy Vodka) for $10 during the Olympic opening ceremonies and all hockey games.

15 W Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60654

4. Sedgwick's

1935 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60614

Guests can participate in Sedgwick’s "Olympwick’s Games" Thursdays (Feb. 13 and 20) and Sundays (Feb. 9, 16 and 23). Competitions include the Alpine challenge (two contestants face off by tackling Sedgwick’s tater tot mountain covered in bacon, queso and sour cream – first one who cleans their plate wins).

1935 N Sedgwick St
Chicago, IL 60614

5. Chicago Q

1160 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610

Cheer on Team USA at Chicago Q with some BBQ and new drinks, such as the “pins & needles” (Plymouth gin, St. Germain and Prosecco).

1160 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60610

6. Municipal Bar + Dining Co.

216 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654

This year's Russia-hosted games gave Municipal Bar + Dining Company the idea to serve up $6 Moscow mules and $5 Russian standard cocktails for the opening and closing ceremonies.

216 W Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60654

7. Franklin Tap

325 S Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60606

Franklin Tap’s locations are holding Olympic opening ceremony viewing parties this Friday beginning at 6:30 p.m. Guests can order drink specials from now until February 22.

325 S Franklin St
Chicago, IL 60606

8. Schoolyard Tavern

3258 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

International burgers (Greece – lamb burger, Spain – beer burger with chorizo, more) are cooking up at seven Four Corners Tavern Group locations (Brownstone, Benchmark, Crossing, Kirkwood, Schoolyard, Sidebar and WestEnd) starting Monday, February 10 until Friday, February 21.

3258 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

9. Sprinkles Cupcakes

50 E Walton St, Chicago, IL 60611

Sprinkles Cupcakes will be giving away a free cupcake to the first 100 customers who whisper “GOLD” tomorrow. Olympic cupcakes are on sale now through Sunday, February 23.

50 E Walton St
Chicago, IL 60611

10. The Pony

1638 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

The Pony has a few themed specials to celebrate the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, chief among them a 24-oz “torch cup” for $6. There’s also something dubbed the “red headed slut” for $5 in honor of Shaun White.

1638 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

11. Sunda

110 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654

Looking to splurge a little and love uni? Sunda will be offering “gold medal uni tempura” from Monday, February 17 through Sunday, February 23 (4 pieces for $24).

110 W Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60654

12. Old Town Social

455 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60610

Head over to Old Town Social for drink specials named after Olympic medals for $10 and Olympic torch shots (cinnamon whiskey and caramel vodka) for $6 each. They will also have an ice luge on hand for the opening ceremonies, as well as a “breakfast of champions” during the weekends the Olympics are running for $13.

455 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60610

13. Howells & Hood

435 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Get over to Howells & Hood for their Olympics flight feature, dubbed “Winter Games,” which is five pours of brew for $18. Included among them are Bourgogne Des Flanders from Belgium and La Fin Du Monde from Canada.

435 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

14. Emporium Arcade Bar

1366 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

$10 gets you a spot into what Emporium Arcade Bar is calling "the biggest arcade video game competition ever, of all time," this Friday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. The competition ends with its own closing ceremony on Sunday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m.

1366 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

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