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)

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

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

111 W Hubbard (First Floor Bar Area), Tuesday-Friday 5-8
$8 Wine and Cocktails,  Half Price Select Dishes

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

Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen
55 E Grand, Mon-Fri 4-6
All Wines and Cocktails $5

Dolce Italian
127 W Huron (Godfrey Hotel), Mon-Fri 5-7:30
$8 wines and $8 Appetizers (Tuna Tartare, Salad, Calimari, Pizzas, Caprese, Ricotta Cappelletti)

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

Emerald Loop Weeknight Specials
216 N Wabash $5 Draft Beers
Monday $11 Meat Loaf
Tuesday $11 Chicken Pot Pie, $8 burger
Wed $12 Rosemary Chicken, $12 Guinness Beef Stew
Thurs  $13 Corned Beef and Cabbage, $13 Meatball and Califlower Tikka Marsala
Fri $14  Lobster Mac and Cheese,  $13 Tilapia

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

15 W Illinois, Weeknights 5-8
Wednesday Wine Bottles $30, $15 Taco Trays
Thursday Rose and Oysters $20 All you can eat

The Hampton Social
353 W Hubbard, Weekdays 3-6
Half-price wood fired pizzas, Half-price specialty cocktails & rose

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

Highline Lounge
169 W Kinzie, Wed 7-10 $20 bottle of wine and flatbread
Sunday $25 Brunch Buffet

Hubbard Inn
110 W Hubbard, Mon-Fri  4-7
$2 shrimp cocktail, Scallop Crudo, King Crab Leg, $1 Oysters

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)

Kinzie Chop House 
Tue & Thurs 4-6 at the Bar & Patio
Buy One-Get One Free Bar Menu Appetizers (here’s the Menu)

The Kitchen
316 N Clark on the river, Weekdays 3-6,
Pulled Pork Sliders

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.

108 W Kinzie
Tuesday 5-7 Tacos 2/$6.50

65 E Wacker Place, Mon-Fri 4-7
$7.50 wine, $7-8 bar bites


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

River Roast

315 N LaSalle, Mon-Thurs 4:30-6:30 in the bar area
Special Bites, Craft Beers and Cocktails

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Weber Grill
539 N State, Mon-Fri 3-6
$6 Wine,  $4 Pulled Pork Pretzel Bowls, $5 Smoked Brisket Sliders

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

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

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.  

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