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Your Guide to Eating and Drinking This Labor Day Weekend

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Summer is coming to an end but there's still time left to enjoy the last few days. Labor Day weekend is almost upon us and with it, numerous parties and food and drink specials. Check out the map to find the best places to go for barbecues, crawfish boils, half-priced oysters and more. Then get out there and celebrate the American workforce.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Heritage BBQ

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605 N Sacramento Blvd, Chicago, IL
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Heritage BBQ will showcase five local Chicago chefs competing to promote the consumption of heritage breed pigs raised by local farms. Each chef will be given a 200 lb. pig to create six dishes for attendees, and a panel of judges will vote for Chicago’s “BBQ King or Queen.” Tickets start at $125 and can be purchased here.

2. Bow & Stern Oyster Bar

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1371 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 988-0644
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Enjoy a “Cajun Crawl” with live music, beer specials and all-you-can-eat crawfish on August 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. The cost is $30 and reservations can be made by calling 312-988-0644.

3. American Junkie

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15 W Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 239-0995
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American Junkie is planning a Labor Day bash and will offer guests 50 percent off the entire menu on Monday, September 2. Bottles including Grey Goose and Dom Perignon will also be half off as well.

4. Deuces and The Diamond Club

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3505 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 644-5554
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Deuce’s will host a Labor Day Sailor Jerry Clam Bake on Sunday, August 31st. Guests will enjoy a complimentary cocktail tasting from 1-2 p.m. and a $25 clambake bagged dinner featuring clams, crab and lobster. There will also be drink specials, giveaways and more.

5. Frontier

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1072 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 772-4322
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Visit Frontier on Sunday, August 31 and enjoy a BBQ and craft beer tasting from 3-6 p.m. The cost is $35 and the menu includes gator burgers, chicken, housemade sausage, burgers and more.

6. Rockit Bar & Grill

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22 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 645-6000
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Stop by Rockit Bar and Grill and party into Labor Day. Starting at 9 p.m. on Sunday, August 31, there will be live music from party rock band Audiomatic and drink specials like $15 Bud and Bud Light buckets, $8 Green Line drafts, $6 SoCo lime shots and more.

7. Shaw's Crab House

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21 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 527-2722
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Celebrate the American workforce with half-priced oysters on Labor Day. Guests will have the choice of East or West Coast varieties. The Schaumburg location will also offer oysters for just 50 cents in their oyster bar and outdoor patio between 4 to 6 p.m.

8. Mercadito Fish

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10 E Delaware Pl
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 640-8141
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Diners can feast on unlimited pancakes for $16 on Monday, September 1. The buttermilk flapjacks can be topped with strawberries, Nutella, chocolate chips and more for a decadent treat.

9. Publican Quality Meats

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825 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 496-0012
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Publican Quality Meats’ brunch menu will be available from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Labor Day. Dishes include duck hash with succotash; pickled shrimp salad; and a butcher’s breakfast of bacon, breakfast sausage, potatoes and country bread with two fried eggs.

10. Lottie's Pub

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1925 W Cortland St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 489-0738
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Celebrate at an all-day party on Monday, September 1 with $2 steak and chicken tacos, $3 Dos Equis and $4 Milagro. Hospitality professionals will also receive 30 percent off their bill with proof of ID.

11. Bub City

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435 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 610-4200
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Roll out of bed and into Bub City for a Labor Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and indulge in southern classics as well as the signature Bloody Mary Bar. The restaurant will also donate a portion of the day’s proceeds to USO Illinois.

12. Siena Tavern

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51 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 595-1322
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Siena Tavern will open early from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and serve brunch. Enjoy sweet and savory dishes such as caramelized waffles topped with maple syrup, berries and Nutella butter, or lobster hash with poached eggs and truffle hollandaise.

13. High Noon Saloon

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1560 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 227-9339
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High Noon Saloon will open at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 1 for Labor Day brunch service. Drink deals include $4 Half Acre drafts, $3 Old Crow bourbon whiskey shots, $3 Casa Noble tequila blanco shots, $5 Bloody Marys and $3 mimosas. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features huevos rancheros, chilaquiles and more.

14. The Winchester

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1001 N Winchester Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 418-3277
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The Winchester will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Labor Day brunch. Enjoy the regular menu alongside the special of the day: chicken and waffles.

15. Porkchop

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941 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-9333
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Patrons can relax on the patio and enjoy the sights of the West Loop while sipping on $3 beer and whiskey specials on Labor Day.

16. Fulton Market Kitchen

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311 N Sangamon Street
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-6900
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Attend Cirque du FMK on Friday, August 29 and watch circus-style performances starting at 8 and 10 p.m. Snack on cotton candy and popcorn while crunching on boozy snow cones. Space is limited and reservations are recommended.

17. El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill

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3906 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 549-2932
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The celebrations take place all weekend starting with brunches featuring $3 mimosas and Bloody Marys. On Sunday night, bring some buddies for the infamous 60 oz. El Torito margarita with a Corona ($20). Then nurse things over Monday with a Hangover Brunch offering $5 margaritas all day.

1. Heritage BBQ

Chicago, IL
Heritage BBQ will showcase five local Chicago chefs competing to promote the consumption of heritage breed pigs raised by local farms. Each chef will be given a 200 lb. pig to create six dishes for attendees, and a panel of judges will vote for Chicago’s “BBQ King or Queen.” Tickets start at $125 and can be purchased here.

2. Bow & Stern Oyster Bar

1371 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
Enjoy a “Cajun Crawl” with live music, beer specials and all-you-can-eat crawfish on August 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. The cost is $30 and reservations can be made by calling 312-988-0644.
1371 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

3. American Junkie

15 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654
American Junkie is planning a Labor Day bash and will offer guests 50 percent off the entire menu on Monday, September 2. Bottles including Grey Goose and Dom Perignon will also be half off as well.
15 W Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60654

4. Deuces and The Diamond Club

3505 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657
Deuce’s will host a Labor Day Sailor Jerry Clam Bake on Sunday, August 31st. Guests will enjoy a complimentary cocktail tasting from 1-2 p.m. and a $25 clambake bagged dinner featuring clams, crab and lobster. There will also be drink specials, giveaways and more.
3505 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60657

5. Frontier

1072 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
Visit Frontier on Sunday, August 31 and enjoy a BBQ and craft beer tasting from 3-6 p.m. The cost is $35 and the menu includes gator burgers, chicken, housemade sausage, burgers and more.
1072 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

6. Rockit Bar & Grill

22 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60610
Stop by Rockit Bar and Grill and party into Labor Day. Starting at 9 p.m. on Sunday, August 31, there will be live music from party rock band Audiomatic and drink specials like $15 Bud and Bud Light buckets, $8 Green Line drafts, $6 SoCo lime shots and more.
22 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60610

7. Shaw's Crab House

21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611
Celebrate the American workforce with half-priced oysters on Labor Day. Guests will have the choice of East or West Coast varieties. The Schaumburg location will also offer oysters for just 50 cents in their oyster bar and outdoor patio between 4 to 6 p.m.
21 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60611

8. Mercadito Fish

10 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611
Diners can feast on unlimited pancakes for $16 on Monday, September 1. The buttermilk flapjacks can be topped with strawberries, Nutella, chocolate chips and more for a decadent treat.
10 E Delaware Pl
Chicago, IL 60611

9. Publican Quality Meats

825 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607
Publican Quality Meats’ brunch menu will be available from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Labor Day. Dishes include duck hash with succotash; pickled shrimp salad; and a butcher’s breakfast of bacon, breakfast sausage, potatoes and country bread with two fried eggs.
825 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607

10. Lottie's Pub

1925 W Cortland St, Chicago, IL 60622
Celebrate at an all-day party on Monday, September 1 with $2 steak and chicken tacos, $3 Dos Equis and $4 Milagro. Hospitality professionals will also receive 30 percent off their bill with proof of ID.
1925 W Cortland St
Chicago, IL 60622

11. Bub City

435 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60610
Roll out of bed and into Bub City for a Labor Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and indulge in southern classics as well as the signature Bloody Mary Bar. The restaurant will also donate a portion of the day’s proceeds to USO Illinois.
435 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60610

12. Siena Tavern

51 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654
Siena Tavern will open early from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and serve brunch. Enjoy sweet and savory dishes such as caramelized waffles topped with maple syrup, berries and Nutella butter, or lobster hash with poached eggs and truffle hollandaise.
51 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654

13. High Noon Saloon

1560 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
High Noon Saloon will open at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 1 for Labor Day brunch service. Drink deals include $4 Half Acre drafts, $3 Old Crow bourbon whiskey shots, $3 Casa Noble tequila blanco shots, $5 Bloody Marys and $3 mimosas. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features huevos rancheros, chilaquiles and more.
1560 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

14. The Winchester

1001 N Winchester Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
The Winchester will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Labor Day brunch. Enjoy the regular menu alongside the special of the day: chicken and waffles.
1001 N Winchester Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

15. Porkchop

941 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
Patrons can relax on the patio and enjoy the sights of the West Loop while sipping on $3 beer and whiskey specials on Labor Day.
941 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

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16. Fulton Market Kitchen

311 N Sangamon Street, Chicago, IL 60607
Attend Cirque du FMK on Friday, August 29 and watch circus-style performances starting at 8 and 10 p.m. Snack on cotton candy and popcorn while crunching on boozy snow cones. Space is limited and reservations are recommended.
311 N Sangamon Street
Chicago, IL 60607

17. El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill

3906 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60613
The celebrations take place all weekend starting with brunches featuring $3 mimosas and Bloody Marys. On Sunday night, bring some buddies for the infamous 60 oz. El Torito margarita with a Corona ($20). Then nurse things over Monday with a Hangover Brunch offering $5 margaritas all day.
3906 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60613

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