The Best Day Of Your Life In Chicago Is Here!

June 17, 2013 6:00 AM

Photo Credit: Thrillist

Photo Credit: Thrillist

Perfectly healthy people from coast to coast are already calling in sick for Thrillist’s Best Day of Your Life, the nation’s greatest new national holiday, and we want YOU to join their ranks. Spend all day Friday, June 21st hitting up the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and more that your city has to offer — as chosen by local Thrillist readers and editors.

Be on the lookout for Thrillist editors, who will be giving away complimentary high fives (and maybe some extra goodies too), and use Foursquare to check in at our #BDOYL locations for the chance to score freebies, discounts, and more!

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Coffee: Bow & Truss
406 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 222-1306

Because you can’t have the Best Day of Your Life if you’re still recovering from the Best Yesterday of Your Life. Get your morning caffeine fix at Bow & Truss. Bounce to Argo Tea if the line’s too long. Or if you’re starting your day further west, our Readers’ Choice is Dark Matter.

Lunch: Franks & Dawgs
1863 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 281-5187

Snag an egg-laden brunch dog for lunch at Franks & Dawgs. There’s no time for the Hot Doug’s line today. If F&D is also too packed for you, march over to Edzo’s for a burger.

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Happy Hour: Howells & Hood
435 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 262-5310

Come for the awesome happy hour, stay… for the awesome happy hour. Get there early and enjoy a drink in the Tribune Tower. Too busy? Detour to Clark St Ale House and discover your new favorite beer. Or whisky.

Party Time: The J Parker
1816 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 254-4747

Send off the #BDOYL at one of Chicago’s top outdoor bars with a cold one. Close out the evening with a cocktail and a fine view of the lakeshore at The J Parker.

Head over to Thrillist to view the full itineraries.

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