Not in the mood to explore new happy hours, but instead just want to go somewhere you know that’s gonna take care of you? We’ve heard your demand! Check out the best happy hours in Chicago for the fall season this year, and let us know where you end up going! We don’t know about you, but all those oyster deals sure sound irresistible to us!
35 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL 60523
Chef Bill Kim’s Table at Crate celebrates happy hour from 3-5 p.m. Monday through Friday headlined by the Kimchi Bacon Burger, served on a Turano Bakery roll with fried egg, American cheese, spicy remoulade, beef larb, waffle fries, and the house aioli for $20. In addition, diners can also get $6 red and white wine pours, Michelob Ultra for $5, or the Lost at Sea cocktail for $7, which is dark rum, demerara, lime, ginger beer, and angostura bitters.
845 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607
Guests at El Che Steakhouse & Bar can stop by from 5-6 p.m. for Happy Hour Monday through Sunday each week, in addition to their ongoing bar specials which include $60 Parrillda (regularly $90) on Tuesdays and half-off bottles of wine on Wednesday.
In August, El Che Steakhouse & Bar also introduced Wine Class in a Glass–for the first week of every month, El Che Wine Director/GM Alex Cuper will offer a different section of El Che Steakhouse & Bar’s bottle list by the glass giving you the opportunity to explore different regions, varietals and winemakers of South America – September will focus on Skin-Contact White Wines.
1300 W Wellington Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Every Monday through Thursday, guests at neighborhood farm-to-table favorite Farm Bar Lakeview can enjoy happy hour from 4-6 p.m. where with the purchase of a kids meal, adults can enjoy a complimentary pint of Farmheads Animal Parade or glass of Prosecco.
500 N Clark St #465, Chicago, IL 60654
Enjoy 50% off by-the-bottle prices on any of the fabulous wines at Jaleo to celebrate Vino Wednesdays. Whether you want a light sparkling or a full-bodied red wine, all bottles will be half off to celebrate midweek. At Jaleo, plates are designed to be shared and their wines are no different. Jaleo offers the best authentically Spanish and local ingredients, simply prepared and made to be enjoyed with good friends and conversation.
1542 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Happy hour at Urbanbelly is offered from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Purchase a beer, canned cocktail, or spirit pop and get $2 off any of these items: Peanut Noodle Salad, Thai Fried Cauliflower, Thai Fried Chicken, or Hot Chicken Bao Buns. We all can agree Peanut Noodle Salad is a little more fun with alcohol involved.
Check out their whole menu featuring dumplings, bowls, drinks, and even Chef Bill Kim’s famous Belly Dog available seasonally — an all-beef hot dog on a brioche bun with curry slaw, topped with crispy egg noodles and pickles and served with togarashi fries and curry mayo.
817 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607
Daily Happy Hour from 5-6:30 p.m. is the best hour at BLVD Steakhouse. From wine by the glass to new BLVD bites, enjoy some serious steals in the most beautiful dining room in Chicago. Cocktails like Evan Williams bourbon-infused Byline or their El Dorado rum-filled Thornhill are only $9. Enjoy bites between drinks with $3.50 each Oysters Rockefeller, $7 Deviled Eggs, $8 Foie Buffalo Wings or $9 Mini Street Tacos.
Vintage Thursdays are also available every Thursday at BLVD Steakhouse. Beverage Director Ted Rink pulls out vintage wines from distributors, held inventory, and wine auctions to offer wine-by-the-glass to guests at cost. Diners get an opportunity to try wines at an affordable price without committing to the bottle. Find the full list of events and offerings at BLVD Steakhouse when you visit www.blvdchicago.com.
Also, check out the brand new wine club they’re launching!
3335 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657
Diners are now in for a special treat, literally. Every Wednesday, diners can experience “Hump Night All Night” at the bar which includes select entrees from Chef Devin Kreller and a drink of choice for $19.00. Entrees include a choice of Double Cheeseburger & Frites, Pastrami Reuben & Frites, Roasted Mushroom & Onion Wood Oven Flatbread, or the Hand-Made Porcini Radiatore Pasta.
400 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
Located in River North, The Smith is home to the ultimate happy hour offerings. Guests can indulge in $2.00 oysters on their expansive patio, $10.00 cocktails, $8.00 glasses of wine, and light bites. Diners can order snacks including french fries, signature mac & cheese, and more. Also available is the “Burger and a Beer” special served with bacon shallot jam, American cheese, crispy onions, house pickles, TSB sauce, potato bun, choice of draft beer.
1709 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Offered daily from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Funkenhausen is the hotspot for happy hour in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. Guests can enjoy 1/2 Priced Bar Snacks, $5 Beer, and $7 Select Cocktails.
340 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
Also located in River North, diners can indulge in all things Italian at Nonnina’s happy hour. Offered at the bar only on Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, guests can choose from $6.00 house wines or $7.00 cocktails. Other signature menu items on the happy hour menu include meatballs, parmesan truffle fries, half-dozen oysters, and more. Nonnina’s patio also offers a “Puppy Menu” that is perfect for those who are looking to dine with their dogs.
205 N Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607
This West Loop hotspot offers happy hour every Tuesday through Thursday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Guests can enjoy ½ off specialty cocktails and ½ off select pizzas.
838 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60642
Chicago’s best and largest outdoor patio gets even better with Monday-Friday Happy Hour at Recess. Prove you are a Chicagoan with their $7 Chicago Handshake — a Miller High Life paired with a delicious shot of Malort. You will finally understand every reference to Malort and Chicago and you will take in the most beautiful views the city has to offer while you are at it. This is a serious Happy Hour win.
221 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
Offering Monday through Thursday happy hours from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar has everyone’s cravings in mind. Enjoy Burger Mondays offering the restaurant’s signature FireLake Burger or veggie burger and fries for $12 while sipping on a draft beer for $6.
There’s also Taco Tuesdays, featuring two beef, salmon, or veggie tacos for $6 and house margaritas for $8. Or, check out the Wine Down Wednesdays including house red or white wine for $8 and pepperoni, cheese, or margherita flatbread for $12. You can also come for Oysters and Bubbles Thursday for $9.
122 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603
Named for a move from Argentine tango, Boleo brings the dramatic flavors and sultry beats of South America to the best rooftop in the Loop for Chicagoans to enjoy year-round. Stop by for happy hour every Wednesday through Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and sip on half-priced tequila, $8 wine of the day or $6 beer of the day.
Featured Image Credit: Nonnina