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).