As restaurants struggle to reopen post-lockdown, happy hours are tough to find. As we discover new ones, I will list them here. If there are others that should be included, please let me know.
Avec River North 141 W Erie Wine Tuesday – Every bottle half price Happy Hour Wed-Fri 4-5:30 Chorizo stuffed dates, brandade, and focaccia: half off Select wines $10 (250ml) Select cocktails $10 Photos coming soon
Bijan’s 663 N State St, Mon-Fri 4-6 Beer, wine, and cocktail specials. Menu Coming Soon. 1/2 OFF All Beer and Wine, 1/2
Chicago Chop House 60 W Ontario Before Covid, Chicago Chop House had a terrific Happy Hour. Unfortunately, they no longer have one. If and when they resume the Happy Hour, I’ll be happy to post it here.
Ocean Prime 87 E Wacker Mon-Fri 4-6 Specials on Sushi, Cheeseburgers, Deviled Eggs, Calamari, Goat Cheese Ravioli, Crab Cakes, and More! Specials on house wines by the glass, select cocktails. Good food in a nice atmosphere overlooking the river.
Osteria Via Stato 620 N State St – Sun-Thu 5-6, Fri-Sat 4:30-5:30 Half-price pizza and select house wines. Add a salad and you’re all set!
STK Steakhouse 9 W Kinzie, 3-5 PM Every Day Ditch work early and head to STK Steakhouse for our Daily Happy Hour; featuring $2-$8 Bites, 1/2 Off Signature Cocktails & $10 Justin Cabernet and Vievité Rosé. Available in the entire restaurant. Available every day so this is a perfect late lunch or early dinner for Saturday/Sunday!
Truluck’s Chicago 41 E Chestnut Street, 3-6 PM Mon-Fri One of the best Chicago happy hours is back! Great seafood, wine, and cocktails served at the bar and lounge area. This one gets busy to get there early! Click the pics for full view.
Living in downtown Chicago can be expensive. But if you’re willing to dine a little early, you’ll find some of the best Chicago food and wine at great prices! These are all a short walk from our place. If there are any you think should be added to the list, let me know! Click the venue name for the menu.
Beacon Tavern 405 N Wabash Ave (Between Trump and Wrigley), M-F 3-6 $8 Wine and Cocktails, $3-$9 Nibbles
Bijan’s 663 N State St Mon-Fri 4:00-6:00 1/2 OFF All Beer and Wine, 1/2 OFF Non-premium Liqueur, 1/2 OFF All Appetizers The house wine isn’t bad, and at half-price it’s only $4 per glass! One nice thing about Bijan’s is you can enjoy the happy hour in the restaurant or even outside. You don’t have to sit by the bar. Bijan’s is open 10AM-4AM 365 Days a year! The steak salad (on the dinner menu) is fantastic! Say hello to Rolf.
Cantina Laredo 508 N State St, Mon-Fri, 3:30-6:30 PM Upstairs Half-off casaritas, house wine, draft and bottled beer
Chicago Chop House 60 W Ontario, 4-6 Monday – Friday Cocktails and select wines $8 Prime Rib Sliders or Filet Tip Sliders 3/$14 Charcuterie Board $18
Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen River North 55 E Grand, 4-6 Monday-Friday $4 Beer, $6 Wines New Kitchen Items ($6-$9): Burgers, Chicken Sandwiches, Fried Chicken, Wok Bowels, Brussels Sprout Salad and more. The fried chicken is amazing. So is the brussels sprout salad. I like the Thai Veggie Wok Bowl, but I usually ask them to kick up the spice level.
Eddie V’s 521 N Rush, Every Day 4-6 $8 premium wines, $7-$19 appetizers
Emerald Loop 216 N Wabash Happy Hour Specials Mon-Fri 4-6PM $6 Draft Beers & Well Drinks, $4 Parmesan Truffle Popcorn, $5 Crispy Cauliflower Bites, $2.50 Sliders Weekday Specials Monday Meatloaf $13 Tuesday Chicken Pot Pie $13, Emerald burger and side $10 Wednesday Guinness Beef Stew $14, Rosemary Chicken $14 Thursday Corned Beef & Cabbage $14 Friday Lobster Mac & Cheese $17, Grilled Rosemary Swordfish $18
Flemings 25 E Ohio, Every Day 5-7 $9-12 wine and cocktails, $9-$14 appetizers, $11 burger George is the managing partner, and he runs a great place. You’ll usually find Lonnie behind the bar making sure happy hour runs smoothly.
Katana Chicago 339 N Dearborn (Marina City) 4:30-7:00 Monday-Friday 4:30-6:00 Saturday Nice Happy hour menu with $10 specialty cocktails, $6 wines, rolls, skewers, wagyu beef sliders, lots of goodies!
Morton’s 65 E Wacker Place, Mon-Fri 4-7 $8 wine, $8-10 bar bites Mini Files, Buffalo Chicken Strips, Mini Crab Cake BLTs, Tuna Tacos, Burgers, etc.
Ocean Prime 87 E Wacker Mon-Fri 4-6 Half Price Sushi, Sliders, Deviled Eggs, Calamari, Goat Cheese Ravioli, Lamb Lollipops, Crab Cakes and More! Half price house wines by the glass, select cocktails. Good food in a nice atmosphere overlooking the river.
$35 – Bottle of Rose and 12 Oysters $3-$7 Bites, $10 Burgers, $10 Cobb Salad $5 Beers, $7 Cocktails River Roast has a great location on the north side of the Chicago River at LaSalle. Be sure to arrive early for Happy Hour to get a great riverside seat.
Rock Bottom 1 W Grand Ave, Mon-Thurs 3:30-6:30 $5-$7 Appetizers, $3 Beer, $5 House wines
$9 Prime Burger, Tenderloin Salad, Crab BLT, Steak Sandwich, Ahi Tuna, Spicy Shrimp. Limited wine selection. You can sit at the bar, but if you’re early you can ask for a booth along the window if available.
Union Sushi + Barbeque 230 W Erie, Every Day 5-6:30 $1 Oysters, $2.50 beef filet skewers, $4 shrimp rolls, $5 Moscow mules.