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Whatever you are doing on Black Wednesday or Friday, make sure to stop by these Chicago restaurants and bars to fuel up!

Intelligentsia Coffee 

Intelligentsia Coffee will launch an instant almond milk latte online and in coffeebars on Black Friday. The latest in their expanding line of instant offerings, this is made in partnership with Goodmylk Co and Sudden Coffee, ingredients include powdered almond milk from Goodmylk Co, Intelligentsia instant espresso, maple sugar, and salt. It can be easily mixed with hot or cold water, or foamed with an electric frother.  One tin retails for $25. More details and images available upon request.

In addition to the launch of the instant almond milk latte, Intelligentsia will also offer online promotions for both Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

  • Black Friday: From Thursday Nov. 28th through Sunday Dec.1st, online orders for $30 dollars or more will receive free shipping in addition to all 20% off all products site wide.

  • Cyber Monday: 15% off when you spend $50 and 20% off when you spend $75 sitewide

VU Rooftop Bar

Join VU Rooftop Bar, the rooftop destination in the city’s South Loop neighborhood at 133 East Cermak, as they are honoring the biggest drinking night of the year with half off their entire food and cocktail menu. Guests who visit VU Rooftop Bar on Black Wednesday, November 27 beginning at 4 p.m., will enjoy sips and bites complemented by a live DJ performance. Restrictions may apply. 

the Albert

The Albert, located at 228 East Ontario Street, will be offering a special opportunity for shoppers to rest amongst hectic Black Friday shopping with a “Mr. Black Friday” hot chocolate bar. Located steps off of the Magnificent Mile, the Albert’s build-your-own hot chocolate bar will feature Mr. Black coffee products from 11am-2pm on November 29. Patrons looking to “spice” up their hot cocoa may opt for a boozy add-on for $10 or an original version for just $6. From fun marshmallows and whipped cream to everything in between, the Albert is the place to warm up and grab a quick bite, while searching for the next deal.

Bobby's Lincoln Park 

Bobby’s Lincoln Park is offering an extended happy hour on Black Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the bar area. Guests may indulge themselves with a list of intricate chef creations and quench their thirst with cocktails including their Barrel Manhattan Shorty, with Bobby’s Single Barrel Journeyman Last Feather Rye Whiskey, Artisanal Rouge Vermouths, bitters, and a Luxardo cherry; and their signature Ultimate Margarita, mixed to perfection with Avion Reposado Tequila, Torres Spanish Orange Liqueur, agave nectar, fresh lime juice, smoked sea salt, topped with a tequila floater. Patrons may also opt for a selection of $6 wines by the glass, $3 regular Hop Beers, and an assortment of $4 Crafted Hops.

Replay Lincoln Park 

Replay is celebrating in style this year with a variety of special deals and events. Guests 21 years of age and older are encouraged to stop by for the below offers. For more information, visit

  • Black Wednesday: On Wednesday, November 27, get ready for Turkey Day with close friends with a special edition of Replay's popular Psycho Bingo, plus music being spun by DJ Lech in the main room directly following, karaoke in Level Up and more! On special for the night, in honor of the Rick and Morty pop-up, guests may order Pickle Rick shots for just $5.
  • Black Friday: On Friday, November 29, enjoy an extended Friday Funky Hour with $3 craft draft, cans, cocktails and free funk from 3 - 8 p.m. DJ Maggie will be spinning the night away beginning at 9 p.m. in the main room.
  • Cyber Monday: On Monday, December 2, enjoy the final days of the Rick and Morty pop-up with 1/2 price all Rick and Morty-themed cocktails all night long. With Rick and Morty and 1/2 price Rick and Morty cocktails. 

Ocean Prime Chicago 

The Modern American restaurant and lounge from restaurateur Cameron Mitchell, is offering a special gift card promotion for holiday gifting. for every $100 in gift cards purchased, a $25 bonus gift card will be included. For more information, please visit

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Courtesy of the Albert

Margeaux Brasserie 

Take a break from Gold Coast shopping on Black Friday and swing into Margeaux Brasserie for their Black Friday Jazz Brunch, with live music, and their Everlasting Rosé - all-you-can drink rosé for the entire duration of brunch. 


It's the Black Friday throwback of Goose Island's Bourbon County Stout! Come and enjoy the BCS collections from 2009 and on. $30 wristband includes entry to the tasting room with bags and ping pong, 10 tasting tickets and complimentary access to Beat the Brewer. Each tasting ticket is good for one 2 oz sampling from the Vintage BCS Bottle collection ranging from 2009 to 2017 including Proprietors, Coffee, Barleywine, and Reserve varietals. They will also feature vintage 5 oz drafts for purchase at the upstairs bar taps. Additional tickets will be sold at the bar at 5 for $10 (wristband required) 50% discount on bowling for anyone that purchases a wristband.

When: Friday, November 29, 2019 from 6-10pm

Tickets: can be purchased here


Mercadito will be running $7 shots of Don Julio 70 all day as well as happy hour from 2-6 p.m., featuring $9 traditional margaritas, $9 sangria and $5 draft beer. In addition, guests will receive ½ price on botanas, flautas, pescadilla, sopas de tuetano and street quesadillas.

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Mercadito Interior Courtesy of Mercadito


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