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Staying in town for the Fourth? We've collected a myriad of things for Chicagoans to do during the long weekend with everything from a dog party with patriotic doggy body art to a good old fashioned, al fresco fish fry.

The all-seasons beer garden at Frontier.

Frontier's Fourth of July Weekend Fish Fry

  • Sunday, July 5 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • $20 per person (tax and gratuity not included)

Frontier (1072 N. Milwaukee) invites Chicagoans to a Fourth of July Fish Fry on Sunday, July 5 beginning at 3 p.m. For $20 per person, guests will enjoy an all-you-can-eat fish fry featuring thin-cut fried catfish, fish hushpuppies, potato salad and corn, prepared by Pioneer Tavern Group Corporate Chef Brian Jupiter. Cocktail specials will include $7 Citadelle Gin cocktails and $5 Oskar Blues Yella Pils. Tickets available by visiting

Celebrate Independence Day with your pup at Lottie's

Fourth of July Dog Benefit at Lottie's

  • Saturday, July 4
  • $4 to $15 food and drink specials

Chicagoans who visit Lottie's (1925 W. Cortland) on Saturday, July 4 will enjoy an Independence Celebration benefitting the Veterans Service Dog Program. Specials will include two Chicago hot dogs for $4 (100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the dog service program), $4 Fireball and $15 buckets of Veterans Beer. Lottie's will also feature complimentary patriotic doggy body art and frozen doggy yogurt available for purchase.

Flower-lined patio dining at MAK: Modern Asian Kitchen.

MAK's Fourth of July Al Fresco Dining

  • Friday, July 3 to Sunday, July 5
Now serving alcohol and perfect for outdoor Fourth of July dining, MAK offers casual al fresco dining, weather permitting. The patio features seating for 28 guests and full menus are available including a unique selection of Asian Beers like Sapporo, Kirin Light, Tiger, Tsing Tao, Lucky Buddha and Hitachino White as well as sake and wine. MAK offers the dynamic flavors of traditional Chinese cuisine with a healthy and modern twist featuring flavorful food based on recipes handed down from generations.
Municipal will offer Red, White & Blue Moscow Mules on the Fourth of July.

Fourth of July Specials at Municipal

  • Saturday, July 4
  • $2 to $4 food and drink specials

To celebrate the Fourth of July, guests will enjoy $4 Red, White & Blue Moscow Mules on Saturday, July 4 at Municipal Bar + Dining Co (216 W. Ohio). Additionally, individual sliders will be $2 and include any slider off the menu. Guests can enjoy these specials on the 90-foot patio featuring seating for over 100 guests, one 80-inch and three 70-inch TVs.

New York Delicatessen
New York Delicatessen has your barbecue covered.

New York Delicatessen's Fourth of July Party Subs and Salads

  • Thursday, July 2 through Sunday, July 5
  • $4.50 to $30 party dishes

Perfect for cookouts, New York Delicatessen (2921 N. Clark) will feature party sub and deli salad specials for Fourth of July weekend. Party subs are 36 inches and serve approximately 8 guests. Options include the Italian (Genoa salami, sweet capocollo, mortadella, provolone, house made pesto, lettuce, tomato, oil and vinegar; $30), Caprese (fresh mozzarella, basil leaves, tomato slices, oil and vinegar, pesto; $30), Artichoke (artichokes, mozzarella, pesto, roasted red peppers, oil and vinegar; $30) and Prosciutto (thin-sliced Italian prosciutto di Parma, fresh mozzarella, tomato, and Italian seasoning; $35).

Deli salads are $4.50 a pound (serves 3 guests per pound) and options include coleslaw, potato salad and Italian pasta salad.

The Pony
Guests can enjoy frosty mugs in The Pony's second floor, open air party room.

The Pony's Frosty Fourth

  • Saturday, July 4
  • $2 specials

Guests who visit The Pony (1638 W. Belmont) on Saturday, July 4 will enjoy a "Frosty July 4th Party" with specials including $2 frosty mugs of Redds Apple Ale, Miller Lite and Blue Moon. They will also feature a brand sampling and prize giveaway at 10 p.m.

Stretch is an ideal stop for great food and great drinks before or after any Cubs game.

Fourth of July Cubs Game Day Specials at Stretch

  • Friday, July 3 through Monday, July 6
  • $5 to $20

Guests who visit Stretch (3485 N. Clark) in Wrigleyville on Fourth of July weekend will enjoy Cubs game day specials including $5 16-ounce bottles, $20 buckets and a $12 "Let's Play Two" burger and beer special. The special features a choice of beer and a regular burger with choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion. Patrons can book a pre or post game table at

Rosebud Steakhouse
Guests can try Rosebud's new Steakhouse Sunday Brunch this Fourth of July Weekend.

Rosebud Steakhouse Fourth of July Weekend Brunch

  • Sunday, July 5
  • $35 per person, $12.95 for children under 12

Rosebud Steakhouse invites Chicagoans to enjoy their new brunch menu, available beginning Sunday, July 5. The Steakhouse Sunday Brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is $35 per person and $12.95 for children under 12. The menu, created by Executive Chef Andrew Sikkelerus, will feature a grazing table with oysters and shrimp, smoked salmon and salads. In addition, guests will enjoy one hot entrée of their choice cooked to order. Entrée options will include Eggs Benedict, French Toast, Brick Chicken and more.


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