Chicago Eater: Chicago’s Essential Happy Hours, Mapped

By Ashok Selvam and Daniel Gerzina Aug 2, 2016, 12:45p

It’s been about a year since the state of Illinois lifted laws banning happy hours, and Chicago’s bars and restaurants have capitalized offering customers a dazzling number of specials. While a more comprehensive list exists, this essential map whittles it down with a revised listing of the city’s better specials. Dig in, and chime in if you have a favorite.


Gene & Georgetti

From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, Chicago’s oldest steakhouse offers a bar menu with tons of specials including a crab cake sandwich, a panino (thinly-sliced ham and queso fresco sandwich, baked with tomatoes and onions); a pizza bread Margherita (fresh tomato and mozzarella with basil and oregano); pigs in a blanket (classic sausage and peppers baked in puff pastry with a marinara dipping sauce); and a mini burger (quarter pound patty with bibb lettuce, tomato, and onion, served on a Kaiser roll with fries).

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Chicago Reservations


500 N. Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60654
(Complimentary Valet)

Mon-Thur: 11am-11pm
Fri & Sat: 11am-12 midnight
Closed on Sunday except for private events and large conventions.


Rosemont Reservations


9421 W. Higgins Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
(Complimentary Valet)

Mon-Thur: 11am-10pm
Friday: 11am-11pm
Saturday: 4pm-11pm
Closed on Sunday except for private events and large conventions.

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