Bars in West Loop

$10 for $20 Worth of Drinks at Glascott’s Saloon

Glascott's Saloon

Lincoln Park

$20 $10


Bellied up to a wooden bar at an authentic speakeasy, guests sip on a selection of 18 draft beers, imported brews, and glasses of wine

Burgers, Pub Food, and Drinks for Two or Four at Lincoln Avenue Social (50% Off)

Lincoln Avenue Social


$30 $15

The pub menu features classic sandwiches, Tex-Mex plates, and Burgers topped with beef chili and mac and cheese

$20 for $40 Worth of Sports-Bar Food and Drinks at Suite 25

Suite 25

Logan Square

$40 $20


Signature burgers and other sports-bar food and drinks at this second-floor sports bar

Hookah and Soft Drinks or BYOB Fees for One or Two at Rotana Cafe (Up to 52% Off)

Rotana Cafe


$19.83 $11

On weeknights, groups can enjoy their hookah with house soft drinks or they can bring wine or drinks from home on Saturdays

Craft Beer Flight and Appetizers for Two, Four, or Six at Chalk (Up to 46% Off)


Forest Park

$30 $17


Craft beer from local breweries such as Revolution and Lagunitas; fries, chicken tenders, and stout beer battered onion rings

Beer School with a 10-Beer Flight and Sharable Appetizers for One or Two at World of Beer - Evanston (50% Off)

World of Beer - Evanston


$50 $25

Sample 10 brews while tasting American, tavern-style cuisine

$15 for $30 Worth of Tropical Appetizers and Drinks at Hala Kahiki

Hala Kahiki

River Grove

$30 $15


Tropical cocktails named for Pelé and coral reefs poured in Polynesian-themed bar opened in 1963

One or Three Groupons for $22 Worth of Pizza, Sandwiches, and Pub Food at Harry's Sports Bar

Harry's Sports Bar


$22 $12


Sports bar with more than 30 TVs and three projection screens entertains guests devouring wraps, pizzas, and nachos

$13 for One Hour of Pool and $15 Toward Drinks and Snacks at Elite Cafe & Billiards ($25 Value)

Elite Cafe & Billiards

Melrose Park

$25 $13

Retro pool hall gives players plenty of space to maneuver around its 17 billiards tables

Appetizers for 2, 4, 8, or 10 People at Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery (Up to 50% Off)

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery


$20 $11


Waitresses clad in mini kilts ferry burgers, Dublin-inspired stew & ice-cold Guinness to tables with views of HD sports games

Select Local Merchants

When Paola Perez came to America from her native Spain, she brought with her a wealth of wine knowledge and exuberance for the elixir to share with her new neighbors. At her West Loop wine bar, Paola's Vinum, she demonstrates this knowledge by importing a "carefully edited" selection of Spanish wines, according to Metromix. Her Spanish reds and whites are accompanied by two similarly hued housemade sangrias, as well as local craft brews and a handful of inventive cocktails. Pours from garnacha to cava complement traditional Spanish fare, such as omelets, charcuterie plates, and on Thursdays, paella. Warm lights and rose colored walls offset dark wooden tables, which are spacious enough to support several tapas plates and different glasses of wine. Throughout the year, the room’s regular chatter erupts as visitors attend wine and beer tastings on select days.

328 S Jefferson St

Tucked inside the Chicago Mercantile Exchange just down the block from the historic Lyric Opera, Rivers Restaurant tempts theatergoers, after-work revelers, and appreciators of fine seafood alike. On the menu, which changes seasonally, seafood caught fresh daily takes a starring role, whether it’s sea scallops paired with asiago cheese, Lake Superior whitefish with smoked bacon, or Chilean sea bass with tiger shrimp. An extensive wine and craft beer list and selection of house-infused vodkas complement meals, and a spacious deck overlooking the river encourages al fresco dining.

30 S Wacker Dr

Behind the waterfront restaurant's brushed-metal façade, a tempting bill of fare enraptures taste buds with gourmet burgers and wraps, fresh seafood, and shareable appetizers. During warm months, diners lounge upon the open-air patio, gazing across the stone-clad banks of the Chicago River while canvassing passing seagulls for fish recommendations. Inside, a warmly lit spread of sleek polished woods, slate walls, and cityscape vistas frames meals with an elegant, cosmopolitan touch. An impressive beer and cocktail list accompanies mouthwatering finger foods or main plates of pasta, while burgers satisfy appetites and consciences with sustainable and hormone-free beef from Niman Ranch.

100 South Wacker Drive

Over the past four decades, Starbucks has bloomed from a single coffee shop in Seattle's Pike Place Market to more than 17,000 stores responsible for caffeinating 55 countries. The company’s smiling, green-aproned baristas have become the mascots of many people’s morning routine, pouring cups of dark, medium, and blonde roast for coffee purists and adding shots of caramel or white chocolate to more elaborate espresso creations and treats such as a Frappuccino blended beverage.

Concerned with more than flavour, Starbucks strives to fill its menu with responsibly sourced coffee, cocoa, and tea that protect the farmers and bioregions they come from. These efforts have earned the company a spot on Ethisphere's 2013 list of the world's most ethical companies.

564 W Randolph St

Rittergut Wine Bar Restaurant & Social Club crafts the perfect wine, seafood, and steak experience, with seating that overlooks the Chicago River. Wine by the glass and bottle from the vineyards of Spain, Austria, France, and Italy complements charcuterie and imported cheese plates stocked with wild boar salami or herb-laden garrotxa goat cheese, much like the contents of an enophile's personal bomb shelter. The tasting bar and private wine rooms set the stage for uninterrupted swilling, while dining rooms bathed in amber light host feasts of lamb burgers seasoned with Moroccan spices. Arched ceilings draw the eye downward to exposed brick walls and hardwood floors indoors, and a riverside patio with dark wicker booths and wooden tables perch patrons over ebbing crests and bottled messages that implore you to try the salmon.

10 South Wacker Drive

Michael Morton, son of Chicago steakhouse legend Arnie Morton, is the driving force behind N9NE Steakhouse, a restaurant serving up traditional prime-aged beef and seafood worthy of a Michelin recommendation. New York–style sirloins and bone-in filets share menu space with organic irish salmon and the impressive crustacea platter—a mélange of crab legs, lobster, shrimp, and a trio of bivalves atop mounds of shaved ice. The bar menu, on the other hand, offers more casual nibbles, such as pairs of mini burgers, tacos, and pulled pork sliders for $10 a pop. N9NE's Chicago location shares some of its Vegas-style swank with its sister restaurant in the Palms Casino Resort, making it a frequent hangout for sports stars and other celebs. President Obama held one of his 2012 fundraiser dinners here, where supporters dined on juicy morsels of steak.

440 W Randolph St

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