Bars, Places

Chicago’s 6 rooftops open all winter long

Bundle up, Chicago. Our city is about to enter its 4th (and harshest) season: Winter.

Nonetheless, Chicagoans are tough and always down for a good time. Even during the chilliest months of the year, the show goes on — with restaurants, bars, and events buzzing around town. Believe it or not, there are a variety of outdoor rooftops that cater to Chicago’s winter. Scroll below for our favorite rooftops (and patios) you should visit this season.

 

See the best rooftops and patios for a Chicago winter…

 

Number 6: I|O Godfrey

I|O Godfrey  (127 W. Huron Street)

The rooftop at I|O Godfrey transforms into a winter wonderland during Chicago’s coldest months.

 

Number 5: The Peninsula

The Peninsula  (108 E. Superior Street)

Grab a pair of skates and hit the ice rink at the luxury hotel, called The Peninsula Sky Rink.

 

Number 4: Drumbar

Drumbar  (201 E. Delaware Place)

Sip a craft cocktail in Drumbar’s swanky digs, complete with city views and outdoor fireplaces.

 

Number 3: J. Parker

J. Parker  (1816 N. Clark Street)

Sit atop the J.Parker, overlooking Lincoln Park and ZooLights — inside warm and cozy confines.

 

Number 2: Dark Horse

Dark Horse  (3443 N. Sheffield Avenue)

Step inside this inviting neighborhood bar, complete with a beer patio, open year-round.

 

Number 1: The Gwen

The Gwen  (521 N. Rush Street)

New for 2017, The Gwen Hotel recently unveiled a rooftop curling rink and seasonal cocktails.

 

Chicago Magazine created a super cool video about the Gwen, click HERE.

Which wintery spot looks best to you?

 

 

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Bars, Places, Restaurants

Best Chicago Happy Hour Specials For Any Craving

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!

HappyHour

And in Chicago, it’s all day every day.

Are you looking for the best happy hour spots and daily special deals on drinks/food? We’ve got you covered!

Chicago has tons of places that will fulfill your craving for saving money and having fun…regardless.

Check out the best Chicago happy hour specials in your neighborhood. Most of them are all day! Unless stated otherwise:

– River North

  • Thursday: Gilt Bar – 230 West Kinzie St. – $4 table wine
  • Saturdays and Sundays – Theory Chicago – 9 W. Hubbard St. – $5 mimosa and Bloody Mary bar and $5 fireball shots.

– The Loop

  • Friday: Monks Pub – 205 W. Lake St. – $4 draft beers
  • Saturday: Emerald Loop – 216 N. Wabash Ave.: $9.95 breakfast buffet (9am-1pm)

– Bucktown

  • Monday: 6 Degrees – 1935 N. Damen Ave: $4 Magic Hat #9 and $5 burgers
  • Saturday: Jack and Gingers – 2048 W Armitage Ave: $1 mini burgers

– Gold Coast

  • Tuesday: Bootleggers – 11 W. Division St.: $5 domestic beer pitchers
  • Thursday: Bull & Bear – 431 N. Wells St. – $7 tall draft beer

– Roscoe Village

  • Wednesday: Four Moon Tavern – 1847 W. Roscoe St.: $2.50 Hamm’s cans and Miller Light cans
  • Saturday: Fizz Bar and Grill – 3220 North Lincoln Ave: 1/2 off pizza before 7pm

– Lakeview

  • Wednesday: Redmonds – 3358 N. Sheffield Ave.: $1 well drinks
  • Saturday: Schubas Tavern – 3159 N. Southport Ave: $4 Screwdrivers

– Wicker Park

  • Sunday: People – 1560 N. Milkwaukee Ave.: $5 Tapas at the bar and $3 Jameson shots
  • Tuesday: Fatpour – 2005 W. Division St. – $2-$3 tacos

– Lincoln Park

  • Thursday: Hidden Shamrock – 2723 N. Halsted St.: $1 domestic draft beer
  • Friday: Kincades – 950 W. Armitage Ave.: $6 Red Bull drinks

– Old Town

  • Sunday: Declans Irish Pub – 1240 N. Wells St. – $5 bloodies and Mimosas
  • Monday: Old Towne Pizza Pub – 1339 N. Wells St.: $1 PBR

– Wrigleyville

  • Wednesday: Rockwood Place – 3466 N. Clark St. – $3 Bud Light and $5 tequila shots and margaritas
  • Saturday: Yak-Zies – 3710 N. Clark St. – $4 bloodies

What are some of your favorite daily specials? There’s something to look forward to every day!

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Bars, Restaurants

9 Coziest Places to Eat & Drink in Chicago

Winter weather is here… and for Chicagoans, that means braving the cold — while still enjoying what our city has to offer. Worry not, the chilly temperatures and snowfall don’t dampen the spirits of Chicagoans. There are plenty of places to cozy up, with a cocktail of choice or hearty meal. Our team at Preview Chicago compiled a list of our favorite spots that always feel welcoming, warm, and full of ambiance.

 

Bookmark this list of Chicago’s coziest bars and restaurants…

 

Gilt Bar

230 W. Kinzie Street  •  Gilt Bar

 

Bavette’s

218 W. Kinzie Street  •  Bavette’s

 

Maude’s

840 W. Randolph Street  •  Maude’s Liquor Bar

 

RL Restaurant

115 E. Chicago Avenue  •   RL Restaurant

 

RM Champagne

116 N. Green Street  •  RM Champagne

 

BLVD

817 W. Lake Street  •  BLVD

 

Celeste

111 W. Hubbard Street  •  Celeste

 

Drawing Room

12 S. Michigan Avenue  •  The Drawing Room

 

The Library

1301 N. State Pkwy  •  The Library

 

Tell us your favorite cozy winter spot in Chicago!

 

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