Chicago River North Happy Hours Revised

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!

Bernie’s Lunch & Supper
660 N Orleans, Mon-Fri 4-7
$5 Wine, $5 Snacks (Lamb Hashwi, Eggplant Caponata, Pan Con Tomate, Handcut Fries, Chicharónnes)

Ruth’s Chris
431 N Dearborn, Mon-Fri 4:30-6:30
$8 Prime Burger, Tenderloin Salad, Crab BLT, Steak Sandwich, Ahi Tuna, Spicy Shrimp
Limited wine selection.

McCormick & Schmick’s Wacker Drive
1 E Wacker Dr, Mon-Fri 4-6:30
This chain claims the best happy hour in the country.  Here’s the menu.

McCormick & Schmick’s Chestnut
41 E Chestnut, Mon-Fri 4-7PM, Sat & Sun 12-5, Sun-Thurs 9-10
This chain claims the best happy hour in the country.  Here’s the menu.

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Morton’s
65 East Wacker Place, Mon-Fri 4-7
$7.50 wine, $7-8 bar bites

Sunda
110 W Illinois, Mon-Fri 3:30-6:30
Dim Sum Happy Hour $4-$10, $7 Wine

Slurping Turtle
116 W Hubbard, Weekdays 3-6
Half-off Saki Flights, Bottle of Wine, Snacks

Blackfinn Ameripub
65 W Kinzie St, Mon-Fri 4-7
Drink and food specials (Chicken Sliders, Grilled Cheese, Burger Sliders, Chicken Tacos, Tuna Tacos)
Wednesday all day Wine (glasses and bottles) half price

Cantina Laredo
508 N State St, Mon-Fri, 3:30-6:30pm Upstairs
Half-off casaritas, house wine, draft and bottled beer

Celeste
111 W Hubbard (First Floor Bar Area), Tuesday-Saturday 5-7
$8 Wine and Cocktails,  $3 Small Plates

Chucks: A Kerry Simon Kitchen
224 N Michigan Ave, Mon-Fri 3-6
$6 Drinks, Snacks $3-5 (Calimari, Poutine, Flatbread, Mini Burgers)

Dolce Italian
127 W Huron, Mon-Fri 5-8
$8 wines and $8 Appetizers (Tuna Tartare, Salad, Calimari, Pizzas, Caprese, Ricotta Cappelletti)

Flemings
25 E Ohio, Every Day 5-7, Then 8-9
$7-8 wine and cocktails, $8 appetizers, $8 Prime burger
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Calimari at Fleming

Fremont
15 W Illinois
Wednesday Wine Bottles $30, $15 Taco Trays
Thursday Rose and Oysters $20 All you can eat

GT Fish and Oyster
531 N Wells, Mon-Fri 3-6
Half Price Oysters and Wine

Hubbard Inn
110 W Hubbard, Mon-Fri  4-7
$2 shrimp cocktail, lobster cocktail,  Crab Legs
$8 specialty cocktails

Il Procellino
59 W Hubbard, Mon-Thurs 4-6
Small Sandwiches $3.95, Drinks $6.95 (Prosecco, Sparkling Rose)

Joy District
112 W Hubbard, Mon-Fri 3-6
$4 Sliders (assorted)

River Roast
315 N LaSalle, Mon-Thurs 4:30-6:30 in the bar area
$5 Golden Gobbits, Rabbit Toast,  Onion Straws, Chicken Liver Mousse Profiteroles
$5 Draft Beers, $7 Cocktails

Sullivans
tucejnnjSullivan’s burger
415 N Dearborn, Thursdays 5-11
$7 Wine and food specials including:
Steak Flatbread, Sriracha Glazed Shrimp, Cheesesteak Eggrolls, Roasted Garlic Meatballs, Loaded Potato Tots, Blue Cheese Chips, Bar Burger.  Only Thursdays!

t3juvn1hSullivan’s blue cheese chips

Mercadito
108 W Kinzie
Tuesday 5-7 Tacos 2/$6.50
Tues-Fri 4-6 Steet Food and Drink Specials

The Hampton Social
353 W Hubbard, Weekdays 4-7
Half-price wood fired pizzas, Half-price specialty cocktails & rose

Osteria La Madia
59 W Grand, Mon-Fri 4:30-6:30 at the Bar
$5 food and Wine

Eddie V’s
521 N Rush, Every Day 4-6
$8 premium wines, $7-$19appetizers

Rock Bottom
Mon-Thurs 3:30-6:30
$5-$7 Appetizers, $3 Beer, $5 House wines

Bull and Bear
431 N Wells
Wed Half Price Wine Bottles, $10 Salads
Tuesday $9 Tacos

Harry Carey’s
33 W Kinzie, Mon-Fri 4-6
$7 Wine, $5 Half order calamari or meatball, $6 Margaritas $8 Martinis

Henry’s
18 W Hubbard, Mon-Thursday 5-8
Beer or cocktails $5

Weber Grill
539 N State, Mon-Fri 3-6
$6 Wine,  $4 Pulled Pork Pretzel Bowls, $4 Smoked Brisket Tacos

Emerald Loop Weeknight Specials
216 N Wabash
Monday Turkey Salad $11
Tuesday $13 Salmon Salad, $8 burger
Wed $12 Rosemary Chicken, $12 Grilled Peach Salad
Thurs  $13 Three Tacos, $12 Blue Cheese Chicken Salad
Fri $19 Lobster Roll

Highline Lounge
169 W Kinzie, Wed 7-10 $20 bottle of wine and flatbread

Roka Akor
456 N Clark, Mon-Fri 5-6 in the lounge
$5 and $6 appetizers , $5 wines and sake

Roy’s
720 N State, Weekdays 4-7
$7 wine and cocktails, $7 appetizers

Union Sushi + Barbeque
230 W Erie, Every Day 5-6:30
$1 Oysters, $2.50 beef filet skewers, $4 shrimp rolls, $5 Moscow mules

The Kitchen
316 N Clark on the river, Weekdays 3-6, Weekends 3-5
$9 Wine, Bites $4-$5, Appetizers $8

The Boarding House
720 N Wells, Daily 4:30-6:30
Half price wine, $10 Pizzas

Seven Lions Club 
130 S Michigan, Mon-Fri 3-6
$8 Bites & Pours, $24 Wine Bottles

Wildfire
159 W Erie
Mon-Fri 3-6
$4-$7 food specials (Half price appetizers)

 

 

City of Chicago Signs 70 Year Lease, Turning 873 Bus Shelters into Stuckey’s Locations.

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The City of Chicago will receive a lump sum payment of 19 Million dollars in return for allowing Stuckey’s corporation to operate 873 of the city’s busiest bus shelters for the next 70 years.  “Now, in addition to being able to sit briefly for a modest fee, weary travelers will be able to purchase a wide variety of snacks, including the ever-popular Stuckey’s Pecan Log”, according to Lance Stuckey, great grandson of Ethyl Stuckey, founder and creator of the heavenly Pecan Log.   “We think this partnership will give our aging roadstop empire a shot-in-the-arm;  You’ll be able to use your Ventra card to load up on saltwater taffy!”  Complete financial details of the agreement weren’t available, but it is rumored that the city has already spent the $19 Million.  

Downtown Chicago Happy Hours

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!

Staytion Bar – Renaissance Hotel
1 West Wacker Drive
Mon-Thurs 5-7
Friday 4-7
$6 Wine

Ruth’s Chris
Mon-Fri 4:30-6:30
The $8 fillet sandwich is great!  Limited wine selection.

McCormick & Schmick’s Wacker Drive
Mon-Fri 4-6:30
This chain claims the best happy hour in the country.  Here’s the menu.

McCormick & Schmick’s Chestnut
Mon-Fri 4-7PM
Sat & Sun 12-5
Sun-Thurs 9-10
This chain claims the best happy hour in the country.  Here’s the menu.

pzdqh4f4(Filet sandwiches at Morton’s)

Morton’s
65 East Wacker Place
Mon-Fri 4-7
$7.50 wine, $7-8 bar bites

Sunda
110 W Illinois
Mon-Fri 5-7
$7 Wine and Sakes, Dim Sum Bites

Slurping Turtle
116 W Hubbard
Weekdays 3-6
Half-off Saki Flights, Bottle of Wine, Snacks

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ
210 E Ohio
Mon-Fri 9:30-10:30 Late night specials

Blackfinn Ameripub
65 W Kinzie St
Mon-Fri 4-7  Drink and food specials
Wednesday all day Wine (glasses and bottles) half price

Cantina Laredo
Mon-Fri, 3:30-6:30pm Upstairs
Half-off casaritas, house wine, draft and bottled beer

Flemings
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Calimari at Fleming

Every Day 5-7, Then 8-9
$6-8 wine and cocktails, $8 appetizers, $7prime burger
Summer wine bottles half price Wine List

Hubbard Inn
110 W Hubbard
Tue-Fri 4-7
$2 shrimp cocktail, lobster cocktail
$8 specialty cocktails

River Roast
315 N LaSalle
Mon-Thurs 4:30-6:30 in the bar area
$5 Golden Gobbits, Rabbit Toast,  Onion Straws, Chicken Liver Mousse Profiteroles
$5 Draft Beers, $7 Cocktails

Sullivans
tucejnnjSullivan’s burger
415 N Dearborn
Thursdays 5-11
$7 Wine and food specials including:
Steak Flatbread, Sriracha Glazed Shrimp, Cheesesteak Eggrolls, Roasted Garlic Meatballs, Loaded Potato Tots, Blue Cheese Chips, Bar Burger.  Only Thursdays!

t3juvn1hSullivan’s blue cheese chips

Mercadito
108 W Kinzie
Tuesday 5-7 Tacos 2/$6.50
Wed and Thurs 6-10 50% off botanas

The Hampton Social
353 W Hubbard
Tues-Fri 3-6
Half-price wood fired pizzas, Half-price specialty cocktails

Eddie V’s
Every Day 4-7
$10 premium wines, $10 appetizers

Rock Bottom
Mon-Thurs 3-6
$4 Appetizers

Bull and Bear
431 N Wells
Mon-Fri 3-7
Appetizer Specials

Harry Carey’s
Mon-Fri 4-6
$5 Half order calamari or meatball

Weber Grill
Mon-Fri 3-6
Sliders, Wings, Pizzas

Grami Bar and Kitchen
160 E Grand
Tuesday $2 Tacos
Wednesday $7 Flatbread sandwiches
Thursday $7 Appetizers

Emerald Loop Weeknight Specials
Tuesday $11 Meatloaf, $8 burger
Wed $12 Rosemary Chicken, $12 Beef stew
Thurs $12 Chicken Tikka Masala, $13 corned beef
Fri $14 Blackened Salmon, $14 lobster mac and cheese

Eataly
Mon-Thurs 4:30-6:30 LaPiazza $5 Specials, $7 wine
Mon-Thurs 4:30-6:30 LaBirreria $5 beer flights, $5 bites

Highline Lounge
169 W Kinzie
Wed 7-10 $20 bottle of wine and flatbread

Roka Akor
Mon-Fri 5-6 in the lounge
$5 and $6 appetizers , $5 wines and sake

Union Sushi + Barbeque
230 W Erie
Every Day 5-6:30
$1 Oysters, $2.50 beef filet skewers, $4 shrimp rolls, $5 Moscow mules

Wildfire
159 W Erie
Mon-Fri 3-6 and 9-10
$4-$7 food specials

Mercadito Kitchen
10 E Delaware in Talbot Hotel
Every Day 5-7 $4 wine, Half-price Guac
Tuesday 5-7 Tacos 2/$6.50
Wed Half price wine bottles

Oak and Char
217 W Huron
Every Day 4:30-6:30
Sunday during football season:  Noon-5
$2 and $4 beer, $6 Wings $8 burgers

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