By Ryan Arciero
After a hectic week of business calls, long commutes and work schedules, rest easy knowing that the city of Chicago provides all you need for an enjoyable weekend. For those who require some evening drinks with girlfriends or beers at the bar with the boys, these local venues are more than ready to oblige. Whether you just want an entertaining environment or a number of original beverages served at reduced prices, this list of five Chicago happy hour hotspots are a great pick for both your taste buds and your wallet.
Devon Seafood Grill
39 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Happy Hours: Fri — 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close, Sun — 4 p.m. to close
Found right on the corner of Chicago and Wabash, Devon Seafood Grill is an excellent way to start off your weekend with their happy hour drink specials. In addition to high quality seafood entrées, the signature cocktails are handcrafted and mixed with established cellar blends. The Friday and Sunday happy hours in particular offer premium martinis, reduced prices on appetizers and wine specials. Whether you are in the mood for original margaritas or a fresh draft of beer, single or taken, Devon Grill is not a place to miss.
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30 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Happy Hours: Fri — 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sat — 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Located right in the city of Chicago, Rivers Restaurant offers some excellent alcoholic beverages for people looking to unwind on the weekend. A classy and chic restaurant, Rivers boasts an extensive wine list with award-winning Cabernets and Merlots. Many of these wines are often included as part of the happy hour specials. In addition to the classic cocktails, guests may be interested in the signature fruit-infused vodkas or wide selection of craft-brewed beers. Grab your glasses and toast to this happy hour extravaganza.
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The Saloon Steakhouse
200 E. Chestnut St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Happy Hours: Sat — 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
After a long work week, sometimes the best way to raise your mood for the weekend is with a happy hour special on a Saturday afternoon. The Saloon Steakhouse is the perfect restaurant to whet your appetite for the best burgers in town or for a late morning beverage. Specialty Bloody Mary’s and mimosas are sold for just $5 all day. In addition to these drink specials, burgers are discounted half off until 4 p.m., so bring your friends and get your weekend started off right.
Daily Bar and Grille
4500 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
Happy Hours: Sun — 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.
While the Daily Bar and Grille might be a great place to grab a bite to eat and a specialty drink every day, stopping by on the weekends alone can be the best way to mentally—and socially—prepare oneself for the coming week. Daily Bar and Grille is located right off of Lincoln Avenue and offers some great specials for customers on Sunday afternoon to late at night. New Bloody Mary’s are made everyday with both Absolut Pepper and fresh ingredients, as well as crisp mimosas mixed with Korbel Champagne for $5 only. PBR Tall Boys in 16 oz. cans can also be enjoyed at $2.50 with shots of Jameson for $4 as well. If you’re not looking for a Sunday Funday, Saturday’s specials offer $2 SoCo lime shots and $3 Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea and Lemonade.
3660 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613
Happy Hours: Sat — 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.
At any time on a Saturday during your weekend, consider stopping by Casey Moran’s sports bar to experience some great drink specials at reduced prices. In addition to entrees and availability for outdoor seating, Casey Moran’s in Wrigleyville is a great place for sports lovers — Cubs fans in particular — to enjoy a refreshing beer with friends. The bar offers $3 Sam Adams Winter Lager for customers all day on Saturdays, as well as Stoli and freshly flavored cocktails for just $4. So grab your baseball caps, order a beer, and sit yourself down to watch the game at Casey Moran’s with its drink weekend specials.
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