Most people crave a drink after a long day at work, but have you ever stopped to consider why you ordered that particular drink? Below are the most common drinks and where to satisfy your taste buds.

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Soothing Glass of Wine

Today I had an extremely busy day, but it was filled with an amazing amount of sales and new clients. My honey decided to make dinner—he makes excellent reservations. We’re going to dine by candlelight with my favorite bottle of Pinot Noir, play a little footsie, and celebrate my productive and successful day. I know how to unwind in style.

Enjoy your favorite glass of wine at Salpicon in Old Town.
1252 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 988-7811

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

Who am I kidding? I may have shown up to work today, but I didn’t do a gosh darn thing. In reality, I stared out the window all day wishing I were enjoying a Strawberry Daiquiri on my favorite outdoor patio with my girlfriends. In between my stares out the window, I may have also stalked on Facebook for a few hours. My status now says something to the effect of “Wish I were outside with my girls enjoying a Strawberry Daiquiri.” Ah, 5:00, my best friend.

Enjoy your favorite frozen drink at Cedar Hotel.
1112 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 944-1112

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Ice-Cold Beer

Friday! Happy Hour! Yes! I’ve been waiting for this all week long. Let’s rally as many friends as we can and grab a booth at the nearest sports bar. We can barely hear each other because the crowd is so rowdy, but man that beer tastes good. Another round for the table, please.

Enjoy your favorite draft beer at Sidebar Grille.
221 N La Salle St
Chicago, IL 60601-1206
(312) 739-3900

Classic Gin and Tonic

I was stuck doing reports that were two weeks passed due, so my day was very blah. I kept on trucking through, but need to make up for lost time with my two friends, Tanqueray and tonic. It’s just to take the edge off though. I’m not going to make this a long night. I have to be somewhat productive when I get home….

Enjoy your favorite mixed drink at Tavern at the Park.
130 E Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 552-0070

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Dirty, Dirty Martini

Oh yeah, I’ve had a rough day. Make my martini extra dirty, and include those delicious blue cheese olives so I don’t drink on an empty stomach. That should suffice, right? I’ll have a couple of these, hit the sheets by 10:00 and hope I sleep off a possible hangover for the next morning. What happened at work today, you ask? I don’t remember, but I think I wanted it that way.

Enjoy your favorite martini at Plush Lounge.
1104 West Madison St # 1
Chicago, IL 60607-2077
(312) 491-9800

Alycia Nicole is a Concierge in the heart of downtown Chicago. She absolutely adores her clients, but every once in a while a dirty martini calls her name.

Have a favorite cocktail that you crave at the end of the day? Tell us about it below.