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Best Chicago Happy Hour Specials For Any Craving

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!


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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Snag This Awesome Old Town Duplex For Under $500K

Old Town has it all. From the shopping to the bars to the restaurants, those living in this Chicago neighborhood will only say they love this area.

Needless to say, this area may be a but on the pricier side when it comes to renting. A one bedroom will cost you well over $2,000 a month.

But, now you can buy this Old Town duplex located at 235 West Eugenie Street for $429,500! Talk about a steal deal. The home features 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms.

The unit has had major updates recently including a brand new kitchen. The bedrooms are large, too!

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Look at that peaceful view!


About Old Town – Choose Chicago:
From artsy to affluent, this historic neighborhood has been home to immigrant families, gays, hippies and young professionals alike over the years. An incredibly popular neighborhood destination, largely because of its close proximity to the lake and downtown, Old Town keeps up a lively pace day and night. Victorian-era buildings, brick alleyways and narrow, tree-lined streets are charming backdrops to a busy main strip that runs along Wells Street between North Avenue and Division Street.

For entertainment, comedy takes center stage—with The Second City and Zanies Comedy Club providing the laughs—and the resident theater scene is stellar as well. Shopping is quite eclectic as you can pick up specialty spice blends, imported olive oils, chunks of fudge, rare wines and premium cigars all in one single spree down Wells.

Family-owned restaurants are fixtures of the neighborhood and the depth of the variety runs deep: barbeque ribs, sushi, steak frites, pasta and pizza are all noteworthy. You can continue to soak up area history at one of the more seasoned taverns, though new bars and boutiques keep Old Town forever young and hip.


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The Coolest Dive Bar In Your Chicago Neighborhood

Sometimes you just want to sit back and relax at a bar without dressing up, right?

You know – casual attire!

What’s there to do in Chicago when you feel like doing something low key? You hit up the coolest dive bar in your ‘hood!

With so many bars around Chicago, which bar do you choose?

Check out some of the best dive bars in different Chicago neighborhoods below:

  • Albany Park: Grayland Pub – Cash only bar
  • Andersonville: K’s Dugout – Free popcorn
  • Avondale: Alice’s Lounge – Karaoke until 4am
  • Belmont Cragin: New Polonia Club – $2 or less drink specials (yum)
  • Bridgeport: Bernice’s Tavern – Beer from Lithuania
  • Bucktown: Ed & Jean’s Tavern – Apple pie shots for dessert, anyone?
  • Edgewater: Ollie’s – One of the most charming bars in the city
  • Gold Coast: The Lodge – The perfect place to throw your peanut shells on the floor
  • Humboldt Park: Archie’s – $5 Hamm’s and Jim Beam shots
  • Hydge Park: Falcon Inn – The perfect place for your hot wing and pizza orders!
  • Lakeview: Friar Tuck – Do you have dream of ripping shots off of the butt of an inflatable sheep? Now you know where to go!
  • Lincoln Park: Rose’s Lounge – The owner lives right upstairs of this basement bar. Pretty neat, huh?
  • Logan Square: Whirlaway Lounge – Strictly drinks. Don’t come hungry!
  • Loop area: Sky Ride Tap – A menu filled with salami sandwiches and Polishes.
  • Old Town: Old Town Ale House – The home of SNL alums
  • River North: Rossi’s – You could score a free hot dog. Who wouldn’t want a free hot dog?
  • Wicker Park: Zakopane – This dive in is named after a mountain in Southern Poland so you know this place has good character.

The best part of going to a dive bar? You save some extra bucks for food. The beer is cheap and the entertainment is still great! Perfect for a weekend activity.

Check out more neighborhood dive bars on Thrillist.