If you're consistently boozing all night, every night, you've got enough problems without towering credit card debt. For a wallet-preserving hangover, use this 7-day Cheap Drinking Guide.
Fridays: Victory Liquors
2610 N Halsted St, between W Schubert and W Wrightwood; Sheffield/DePaul; 773.348.5600
During this upscale sports bar's "Wrecking Crew Fridays", snag $3 Kilo Kai rum cocktails and $5 40s (King Cobra, Mickey's, OE) served in brown paper bags, which in a pinch can be used to cover your face.
Saturdays: Risque Cafe
3419 N Clark St, between W Newport and W Roscoe; Wrigleyville; 773.525.7711
Thru August, mention Thrillist at this pin-up-girl mural'd craft-beer smokehouse and get a $6 Ultimate Boilermaker: Lagunitas Censored (aka The Kronic) with a shot of Buffalo Trace Bourbon straight from the tap.
Sundays: Halligan Bar
2274 N Lincoln Ave, at W Belden; Lincoln Park; 773.472.7940
This laid back, firemen-owned spot's serving up $2 domestic bottles, $4 bloodys, and $6 vodka lemonade pitchers (you'll be drunk in country time).
Mondays: Cobra Lounge
235 N Ashland Ave, at W Walnut; West Town; 312.226.6300
The rock 'n' roll mecca's got $2 Lone Stars, Jim Beam shots, and vodka drinks from Level, which will keep your head anything but.
Tuesdays: Finn McCool's (Closed)
15 W Division St, between N Dearborn and N State; Near North Side; 312.337.4349
This dark-wooded pub's slinging $10 domestic table tappers, which hold seven beers and vaguely resemble thermometers, breaking the trend of everything looking hotter the more you drink.
1206 N State Pkwy, at E Division; Near North Side; 312.475.9450
$1 High Lifes/Natty Lights, $2 wells, $3 SoCo & lime shots, plus a chance at an extra $20 when you hold the lime and win a bet for choking down SoCo solo.
Thursdays: The Chipp Inn
832 N Greenview Ave, at W Fry; West Town; 312.421.9052
Cough up $2, and the quintessential dive's bartenders will reach into a "Grab Bag" and hand over a can of PBR, Old Style, Schlitz, Special Export, Hamm's, etc (if you do the math, you'll find the surprise runs you $1.50).