Food & Drink

A Guide to Chicago's Best New Happy Hours

Published On 07/20/2015 Published On 07/20/2015
Bar Allegro cocktail in Chicago
Colin Beckett (edited)
AMK Kitchen Bar

AMK Kitchen Bar

Bucktown
When: Mon-Fri, 5-7pm
The deal: Half-price draft beers, $8 pizza

 

Pork Shoppe

Andersonville
When: Mon, 11am-2pm; Tues-Fri, 3-6pm
The deal: Rotating weekday specials including $3 pints on Tuesdays and $5 cocktails on Friday

Izakaya Mita

Bucktown
When: Mon-Thurs, 5-7pm
The deal: $3 shots of Japanese whisky, $2.50 Kirin, and $5 select bottles of Baird
 

WhirlyBall

Bucktown
When: Sun-Wed, 4-7pm
The deal: Half-price beer cans and wine, $3.50 draft beer specials + half-price appetizers and sliders
 

The Lodge Tavern

Gold Coast
When: Mon-Fri, 4-7pm
The deal: Rotating drink specials throughout the week including $3 drafts on Fridays

Leigh Loftus/Woodie's Flat

Woodie's Flat

Old Town
When: Mon-Fri, 5-7pm; Sun 8-10
The deal: Half-off Ketel One, Jack Daniels, Captain Morgan and Don Julio drinks, $2 beer of the month

Mother's Too

Gold Coast
When: Mon-Fri, 4-7pm
The deal: $6 domestic pitchers and $3 Green Line drafts

The Irish Oak

Lakeview
When: Mon-Fri, 7-9pm
The deal: Half-off Ketel One, Jack Daniel's, Captain Morgan, and Don Julio drinks; $2 beer of the month, half-off Bud Light drafts
 

Trader Todd's

Lakeview
When: Tues-Fri, 4:30-6:30pm
The deal: $1 Rolling Rock and $2 select apps
 

The Barrelhouse Flat

Lincoln Park
When: Sun-Thurs, 6-8pm
The deal: $6 Old Fashioneds, Tom Collinses, and daiquiris; $5 highballs; $4 Hadouken shots and $4 draft beers

Cantina Laredo Chicago

Cantina Laredo

River North
When: Mon-Fri, 3:30-6:30pm
The deal: Half-off casaritas, house wine, draft and bottled beer

River Shannon

Lincoln Park
When: Mon-Fri, 5-8pm
The deal: $4 Jack Daniel's, Maestro Dobel, and Sailor Jerry Cocktails; $3 Southern Comfort cocktails

River Roast

River North
When: Mon-Thurs, 4:30-6:30pm
The deal: $5 draft beers and select small plates.
 

Reverie

River North
When: Mon-Thurs, 4-7pm
The deal: $20 specialty cocktail pitchers
 

Tallboy Taco

River North
When: Fri, 4-6pm
The deal: $5 margaritas

Silversmith Hotel Chicago Downtown

Adamus Lounge at the Silversmith Hotel

The Loop
When: Mon-Fri, 5-8pm
The deal: $4 bottles/cans of beer, $5 glasses of wine, $6 rail cocktails, and $7 select apps

Brownstone

Lincoln Square
When: Mon-Thurs, 5-7pm; Fridays, 3:30-5:30pm; Sat-Sun, 3-5pm  
The deal: Half-price draft beers, wine, and mixed drinks

De Noche Mexicana

Logan Square
When: Mon-Thurs, 3-6pm
The deal: $4.50 margaritas
 

Emporium Logan Square

Logan Square
When: Mon, 5-9pm
The deal: $2 PBR, $2 well whiskey, and free pool
 

Carola's Hansa Clipper

Ravenswood
When: Mon-Fri, 5-7pm
The deal: $5 you-call-it well drinks

Cold Storage

Cold Storage

West Loop
When: Mon-Fri, 3-6pm
The deal: $3 draft beer, $1 oysters

Gideon Welles

Ravenswood
When: Mon-Fri, 3-5pm
The deal: $2 Miller Lite bottles, $3 Amstel and Heineken, half-price Illinois craft beers

Henry's

River North
When: Tues-Wed, 5-8pm; Thurs-Sat, 7-9pm; Sun, 5-8pm
The deal: Get any draft cocktail or beer, plus any slider, for the price of the current hour ($5 at 5pm, $6 at 6pm, etc.)
 

Municipal Bar + Dining Co.

River North
When: Mon-Fri, 4-7pm
The deal: $3 local drafts 
 

Oak + Char

River North
When: Every day, 4:30-6:30pm
The deal: $2 Miller High Life drafts, $4 craft beer drafts, $6 house cocktails, and $8 prime double cheeseburgers

The Stretch Bar & Grill

The Stretch

Lakeview
When: Fri, 6-10pm (non Cubs game days)
The deal: The $20 meal deal gets you domestic bottles and well drinks (max of three drinks per hour) and a cheeseburger with fries or appetizer of your choice; also $5 Jameson shots.
 

Pippin's Tavern

River North
When: Mon-Fri, 6:10-6:40pm
The deal: $2 well cocktails and domestic drafts
 

Streeter's Tavern

River North
When: Mon-Thurs, 4:30-7pm
The deal: Rotating drink specials throughout the week, including $3 domestic drafts on Tuesdays
 

Mahoney's Pub & Grille

River West
When: Mon-Fri, 5-8pm
The deal: $1 Bud/Bud Light and $1 Nacho Fries
 

Rogers Park Social

Rogers Park
When: Mon-Fri, 4-7pm
The deal: $5 Moscow Mules, $2 off any beer & shot combo, $5 glasses of select wines

Castaways

Castaways Bar & Grill

Lincoln Park
When: Tues, 4-8pm; Wed, 3-6pm; Thurs, 11am-11pm
The deal: Weekday specials include half-price margaritas and Lime-A-Ritas (Tues), $4 craft beers (Wed), and $22 buckets of domestic beer (Thurs).
 

Landshark Beer Garden at Navy Pier

Streeterville
When: Mon-Tues, 4-8pm; Thurs-Fri, 4-8pm
The deal: $3 domestic drafts, $5 Bud Light 'Ritas, $6 Tito’s vodka lemonade + $5 nachos
 

Mercat a la Planxa

South Loop
When: Mon-Fri, 4-6pm
The deal: Half-price sangria and cocktails
 

Heaven on Seven

The Loop
When: Thurs-Fri, 5:30-7:30pm
The deal: Mini hurricanes for $6 + $2 mini po-boys
 

Bascule Wine Bar & Bistro

University Village
When: Mon-Thurs, 3-6:30pm
The deal: $3 off select glasses of wine and half-price appetizers

Tavern on Little Fort

Tavern on Little Fort

North Center
When: Thurs-Fri, 4-7pm
The deal: $3 Miller Lite drafts and $3 Tito’s and lemonade
 

Carnivale

West Loop
When: Mon-Thurs, 5-7:30pm
The deal: Rotating specials, including half-priced pitchers of margaritas on Mondays
 

Momotaro

West Loop
When: Wed-Sun, 6-8pm
The deal: A Tiger beer and a shochu shot is included with the two-course ($19) or three-course ($23) tasting menu at the downstairs izakaya bar. 
 

The Ogden

West Loop
When: Mon-Fri, 1-4pm
The deal: Half-price drinks
 

Nellcôte

West Loop
When: Mon-Fri, 5-7pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-7pm
The deal: A beer and a 10in pizza for $10

The Franklin Room

The Franklin Room

River North
When: Mon-Fri, 11:30am-2pm
The deal: $1 beers and select glasses of wine with $12 lunch purchase (limit two drinks)
 

TÊTE Charcuterie

West Loop
When: Tue-Thu, 5-6:30pm
The deal: $8 cocktails including the signature TÊTE A TÊTE “cherry phosphate” cocktail
 

MAK Restaurant

West Town
When: Mon-Fri, 5-7pm; Saturdays 5-9pm
The deal: $3 beers on weekdays, half-price wine and sake on Saturdays
 

Umami Burger

Wicker Park
When: Mon-Fri, 3-6pm
The deal: $5 draft beer, $6 wine, and $7 cocktails + $3 truffle fries and $4 sliders
 

Furious Spoon

Wicker Park
When: Wed, 11am-1am
The deal: $1 Hamm's to help get you through your hump day

The Hampton Social

The Hampton Social

River North
When: Tues-Fri, 3-6pm
The deal: Half-price specialty cocktails and pizza
 

Chop Shop

Wicker Park
When: Thurs, 4-6pm
The deal: $5 dark and stormy slushies

Fabulous Freddies

Bridgeport
When: Mon-Fri, 4-6pm
The deal: $5 wine or infused Italian ice; $4 imported beer, $3 domestic beer, and $3 select apps

Pearl's

Edgewater
When: Mon-Fri, 4-6pm; Sat 3-5pm
The deal: $3 domestic bottles, $4 drafts, $5 house wine, and $6 call cocktails

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club

When: Sun-Fri, 5:30-7pm
The deal: $4 martinis and half-priced small plates

Commonwealth Tavern

Commonwealth

Roscoe Village
When: Fri, 3-7pm (half-price appetizers until 6pm)
The deal: $6 craft cocktails + half-price appetizers

mEAT Chicago

Lakeview
When: Mon-Thur, 5-7pm
The deal: Half-price specialty cocktails

Wing Factory

Lincoln Park
When: Every day, 6-7pm
The deal: $1 drafts, $1 mixed drinks

Sedgwick's

Lincoln Park
When: Mon-Fri, 4-7pm
The deal: $3 Bud/Miller/Coors bottles, $3 well drinks, $3 glasses of wine, $5 Corona Bottles with a Casamigos Blanco shot

Osteria Langhe

Logan Square
When: Tue-Thur, 5:30-7pm
The deal: Half-price cocktails

Michelle Banovic

Bar Allegro

The Loop
When: Mon-Sun, 4-6pm
The deal: $5 red and white wine; $5 “bartender’s choice” signature cocktail

Old Town Pour House

Old Town
When: Mon-Fri, 5-7pm
The deal: $4 rotating happy hour beer, half-price beer bombs and wine

Harry Caray's

River North
When: Mon-Fri, 4-6pm
The deal: $3 Bud, Bud Light, and Miller Light, $5 select appetizers

Nick's Fishmarket Grill & Bar

River North
When: Mon, Wed, Thur 2-7pm
The deal: $4 draft beers, $6 select wines by the glass, $7 cosmos, mules, mojitos; $1 oysters, $5 light bites

Pi Gallery Bar

River North
When: Mon-Fri, 5-7pm
The deal: $3 draft beers, $4 vodka drinks, and half-off Scotch

Division Ale House

Wicker Park
When: Mon-Thur, 6-9pm
The deal: $4 pints and well drinks, $5 glasses of wines

The Betty

The Betty

West Loop
When: Mon-Fri, 4-630pm 
The deal: Half-price draft beers, wine, and mixed drinks

Waterhouse

Roscoe Village
When: Mon-Thur, 5-7pm
The deal: Half-price specialty cocktails, $2 Bud Light drafts

Congress Plaza Hotel

The Loop
When: Mon-Fri, 3-6pm
The deal: $4 cans of Miller Lite, Smith & Forge, REDD's Apple Ale, and Miller High Life

III Fork Steakhouse

The Loop
When: Mon-Fri, 4-6pm
The deal: Half-price beer and cocktails, $1 oysters

Ph.D Pub

University Village
When: Mon-Thur, 5-7pm
The deal: Half-price well drinks, $6 boilermakers

The Boundary

Wicker Park
When: Mon-Fri, 5-7pm
The deal: $4 rotating happy hour beer, $5 Tito's cocktails, half-price apps, and wine