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(Credit: mjshchicago.com)

By Lauren Wulf

Tax day is upon us! To celebrate all your hard work and number crunching, Chicago restaurants, hotels and bars are serving up some tax relief specials!

Here’s a round up of a few deals around town to reward you for another tax year.

Tax day is April 15, 2013.

Michael Jordan’s Steak House

505 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL

Michael Jordan’s Steak House will offer taxpayers $5 garlic bread, sliders and flatbreads. To wash it down, they’ll be featuring, $5 Metropolitan Krankshaft beer, $6 wine and sangria and a $7 Ploach. Enjoy super fans!

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(Credit: allegrochicago.com)

Hotel Allegro

171 W Randolph Street
Chicago, IL

“No Taxation Without Libations” package at Kimpton’s Hotel Allegro in Chicago: This downtown boutique hotel understands that taxes can be stressful, which is why they’re encouraging guests to kick back with cocktails at Encore Liquid Lounge after filing. This package is also a great find for early summer traveling in Chicago.

The package includes:

• Overnight stay in deluxe accommodations
• Two cocktails and an appetizer for only $10.40 at the adjacent Encore Liquid Lounge (a $40 value)

Package rates start at $179, available now through May 31 (blackout dates apply). Book online at http://www.allegrochicago.com or call 1-800-Kimpton and mention rate code TD1040.

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(Credit: FranklinTap.com)

As the saying goes, we are assured of two things: death and taxes. If this year’s return warrants a reprieve, the three Chicago establishments below will “eat the tax” and offer wallet-friendly specials to ease the woe:

Franklin Tap

325 South Franklin
Chicago, IL


This loop hot spot is giving taxpayers some great deals. From 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., no tax will charged to guests on Monday, April 15. As an added bonus, all cocktails will be half-priced.

Cactus Bar & Grill

404 South Wells

Chicago, IL


As their restaurant saying goes, “Don’t drink and trade”- Cactus is encouraging a drink after you tax! From 11 a.m. – 12 a.m., no tax will charged to patrons on Monday, April 15. Tax day specials include; $1 burger sliders and $4 craft beer bottles.

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub

622 N. Fairbanks Court

Chicago, IL 

312- 642-0700


From 11 a.m. – 3 a.m., no tax will be charged to guests on Monday, April 15. The Streeterville hang out is offering $10 pitchers of Miller Lite or Coors Light and $5 Margaritas. All 3 options should help ease the stress of another long tax season.

Lauren Wulf, CBS Chicago

Lauren Wulf writes about living in Chicago on a budget on her website, A Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago.