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This 4th of July, set sail and celebrate the nation’s birth aboard one of three Independence Day Dinner Cruises including City Cruises' Signature Dinner Cruise or Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan, or Premier Plus Dinner Cruise the Chicago River. This celebration features panoramic views of the city and a front row seat to the city of Chicago’s Independence Day Firework celebration. Upgrades include Premium Open Bar, specialty appetizers, and even a commemorative photo to celebrate the festivities. City Cruises is currently offering a special 20% off promo using JULY 4, to be redeemed between 6/15-6/25. The offer provides 20% off for parties of 1-19 and is not valid on groups or charters of 20+ guests. Valid on new bookings only, and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with other offers. For ticket information and details about all cruises departing from Chicago, visit

Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook

Catch the fireworks from the comfort of the outdoor patio at picturesque Oak Brook The Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook on July 3rd. Experience their special fireworks package with a vantage point from the stunning, spacious patio at the Hearth Lounge, or for a VIP event in the Q Room. From 7-10 pm, enjoy an outdoor lakeside table to catch the fireworks with a package to include access to a special menu including Carne Asada and Pork Carnitas Tacos, Fajitas and more. Beer buckets will be available for $15 and a DJ will be spinning throughout the evening. A $50 minimum per guest and reservation are required to attend. For those seeking a more exclusive experience, the VIP 4th of July Celebration event in the Q Room has limited tickets available for this 21+ private viewing experience. Guests can enjoy the Oak Brook fireworks with 3-hour open bar, while dining on a buffet of Mexican favorites and a dessert station featuring chocolate-covered churros. The experience features sounds from a live DJ and is available for $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations for these July 3rd events can be made through OpenTable, with limited availability!

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Amerikas Nuevo Latino

Amerikas Nuevo Latino restaurant, in Oak Park, is inviting guests to Fiesta Amerikas style on Sunday, July 2nd, providing the flavors of Amerikas with small complimentary bites, by Chef Armando Gonzalez. Specialty craft cocktails will be available. Learn to salsa dance, and bring your new skills onto the dance floor as you dance the night away to a live DJ. Cash bar only, and salsa dance lessons will be provided by La Mecca Chicago. There is no admission to the event, which takes place from 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

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Recess is packing their patio with Afro House DJs, lots of inflatable animals, summer cocktails, punch bowls and more for their pre-Fourth of July party. 

Recess is bringing South African artist, Gareth Devore, to guide guests on an adventure through the African savannah with his Afro House beats. DJs will evoke a safari through music, dance, performances, themed drinks and inflatable animals. Tickets range from $10-150 and are available via Eventbrite. Guests are encouraged to dress in their most safari-fitting and animal printed outfits. 

Jaleo by José Andrés

Kicking off the 4th of July weekend and running the month of July, Jaleo by José Andrés debuts their Summer of Sangria featuring special sangrias by the glass, pitchers, and a Sangria + a tasting of 3 tapas offering for $22. Seasonal sangrias include the Sangría de sandia with Cava, gin, vermouth, watermelon, and citrus, and a new Sangría de naranja made with Albariño, gin, licor 43, seasonal fruit, and fresh orange juice.


In honor of Independence Day, Boleo will be offering special red, white & blue pina coladas ($17).

Stan's Donuts & Coffee

Stan's Donuts is celebrating the big NASCAR race coming to Chicago by introducing a Pit Stop Donut to their donut cases this holiday weekend. Available June 28 through July 2, Stan's will be taking their Chocolate Dipped donut and top it with a checkered flag to celebrate the race day hitting the streets of downtown Chicago. Looking for a day-of treat this Fourth of July as well? Stan's will be transforming their classic rainbow-sprinkled donuts to a patriotic sprinkled treat for the holiday. 

Soul & Smoke

Soul & Smoke is offering a number of their classics available for preorder and pick up this holiday weekend. Menu favorites for the Fourth include the Smoked Prime Beef Brisket and Prime Brisket Slider Kits, Smoked Spare Ribs, Smoked Rib Tips among a la carte sides such as Collard Greens, Apple Slaw, and creamy Mac + Cheese. Pre Order your meal for this holiday weekend using Soul & Smoke's 4th of July Tock.

Offshore Rooftop

Offshore Rooftop is offering a number of special menu items during the Fourth. From July 1 through July 4, in addition to their restaurant menu, they will be celebrating the big races and 4th of July all weekend long with a BBQ-style cookout, including a build-your-own hot dog bar complete with sauerkraut, caramelized onions, and spicy mustard, and various Jell-O Shot varieties to enjoy with friends. 


To start off the weekend of celebrating, Lírica will be hosting an evening of live music, Flamenco dancing, and a fireworks finale under the stars. On June 28, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Lírica will transform into a haven of rhythm, passion, and cultural celebration. In addition, from July 1 through July 4, Lírica will also be offering a Spanish-style cookout special menu all long weekend long, In addition to the restaurant's menu, a shareable special will be offered -- A Grilled Spanish Sausage Platter, served with assorted sauces, cheese, and housemade pickles. 

Chicago Winery

Reserve your Chicago Winery - Red, White, and Bubbles Party Pack: one bottle each of their Cuvee Noir (Red), Unoaked Chardonnay (White), and Blanc de Blancs (sparkling), accompanied by a Chef's Whim charcuterie board.

Chicago Burger Company

Chicago Burger Company is hosting a pre-independence day party to kick off The 4th festivities. On Saturday, July 1 from 1 - 3 PM,  Chicago Burger Company’s riverfront patio will host games, food and beverage specials, and giveaways.

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The Signature Room

The Signature Room, 875 N. Michigan Avenue, to celebrate Independence Day with the array of fireworks shows across the Chicago skyline, including Navy Pier’s main fireworks show over Lake Michigan at Navy Pier on Saturday, July 1 at 10 p.m. and western views from the The Lounge that stretch for miles.

The Signature Room and The Signature Lounge are now featuring several new cocktails on their summer menu, including: 

  • Prickly Pear Affair (Absolut vodka, prickly pear syrup, lemon juice, sparkling Sicilian lemonade)
  • Watermelon Basil Spritz (Grey Goose Essences Watermelon Basil vodka, maraschino liqueur, strawberry syrup, lemon juice, sparkling wine)
  • Sultry Bouquet (Martell VS cognac, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, passion fruit syrup, lemon juice, sparkling wine)
  • Raspberry Gimlet (Bombay dry gin, raspberry syrup, lime juice)
  • Mango Chili Mojito (Bacardi Mango Chili rum, chili liqueur, mango syrup, lime juice, mint, club soda)
  • Blood Orange Mule (Hornitos Plata tequila, lemon juice, blood orange syrup, blood orange ginger beer)
  • Cucumber Tonic (Patron Silver tequila, lime juice, cucumber tonic)
  • Signature Room Punch (Bacardi Black rum, Cruzan Hurricane Proof rum, tropical & citrus juices)
  • Blackberry Smash (Jefferson Very Small Batch bourbon, blackberry brandy, lemon juice)
  • French Pear Martini (Grey Goose La Poire vodka, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, sparkling wine)
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Bandit is hosting a Nascar Pop Up to honor the race coming to Chicago with a nod to the cult classic movie. On Saturday, July 1st and Sunday - July 2nd staff will be dressed up for the Talladega Nightlife theme + DJ + bottle service on Bandit on Two. Food and drink specials include:

  • Themed jello shots
  • Jungle Juice served in Nascar Themed Cooler (large format cocktail, great for groups!)
  • Chicago-style hot dogs with fries $10 

Talladega Nights-themed specials will run through July 4th as well. Bandit will also open for special hours for the Independence Day holiday:

  • Monday July 3rd - Open at 12 pm (not brunch) regular menu 
  • Tuesday July 4th  - Open at 11 am for Brunch 

The Hampton Social

The Hampton Social is celebrating the 4th of July this year with blue frosé. The limited time cocktail is made with Tito's vodka, rosé wine, and peach purée and costs $17. Available at all Chicagoland locations on July 4th. 

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Ina Mae Tavern

Wicker Park’s Ina Mae Tavern on Tuesday, July 4th from 11am - 5pm for their “Red, White, Blues & Booze” event is celebrating Independence Day. Ina Mae’s NOLA-inspired cuisine and live music from 1 - 4pm. Offerings include $39 plates featuring boiled shrimp, corn and potatoes in addition to $10 boozy frozen cocktails. Ina Mae will also be grilling up their char-grilled oysters on their dog-friendly patio. 

Lottie's Pub

  • On Saturday, July 1st and Sunday, July 2nd, Lottie’s will be offering $6 Burnout (Jack Daniel’s Fire shot), $6 Lucky Dog (Jack Daniel’s Honey shot), and $6 Gas ‘n Go (Jack Daniel’s Apple shot) for Nascar Weekend. 
  • Those in the Bucktown area (furry friends included!) are invited to take part in Lottie’s “Patio Pooch Party'' on Tuesday, July 4th with a special happy hour happening from 12-4pm. In addition to $3 Chicago hot dogs, drink offerings include $5 Sam Summer pints, $7 Titos drinks and $25 Truly Vodka buckets. A Sam Adams sampling will also be happening on-site with the chance to win a Sam Adams cooler.
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Ranalli's Lincoln Park and West Loop

Ranalli’s Lincoln Park and West Loop offers guests a variety of beverage specials this Fourth of July all weekend long (6/30-7/4) including: 

  • $6 select stadium cups
  • $22 select pitchers
  • $6 hard seltzers
  • $9 vodka soda stadium cups
  • $6 tequila and lunch box shots


Kirkwood celebrates Fourth of July weekend (6/30-7/4) with beverage deals and DJs: 

  • Specials:
    • $6 Bud Light/ Miller Lite Stadium Cups
    • $8 Vegas Bombs & Green Tea Shots
  • DJs playing music for all day dancing on Friday, Saturday & Sunday!

80 Proof

Located in Old Town, 80 Proof is offering a Fourth of July brunch feast. Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests can expect:

  • $40 2-hour-all-you-can-eat brunch buffet
  • $20 mimosa kit
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The Drake Oak Brook

Independence Day festivities start early at The Drake Oak Brook with special buffet and front row seats to the Oak Brook Fireworks display on July 3rd. On the 10-acre manicured lawns, visitors can choose from ribs and burgers to apple pie, dance to the live DJ, play rounds of corn hole and other lawn games, and an old-fashioned ice cream social. The price is $75/adults $35/kids 6-12 $20/kids 3-5. 

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Menu courtesy of The Drake Oak Brook

All Too Well

A “Park Pack” from All Too Well in Lincoln Park. Available daily, the Park Packs will range from $12 to $18 each and include charcuterie, cheese, a pickled item, fruit, crackers, and olives. 


aliveOne on Tuesday, July 4 will open late at 8 p.m. for Fourth of July specials like $6 Eve of the Destruction cocktails (regularly $11) with Bulleit Bourbon, Campari, Carpano Antica, and an orange swath. Other specials will include $4 Old Style, $5 shots of Evan Williams and $4 drafts.


B.A.S.H. Burger and Sushi House in Geneva will offer all day specials on Sunday, July 2 including $5 draft beers, $7 frozen drinks and $8 B.A.S.H. burgers (bacon, American cheese, spicy mayo, hash brown; normally $12). Weather permitting, guests can select their food and drink al fresco on the shaded patio area with seating for 96 guests. Six outdoor seats pull up to an indoor sushi bar and several garage doors that open to the outside.

Central Park Bar

On Tuesday, July 4 beginning at 8 p.m., guests can select $4 High Life and $4 Coors Light in the 3,500 square foot Backyard Bar complete with covered outdoor bar, bumper pool table, picnic tables, porch swings and fire pit. 

Cody's Public House

Cody’s Public House can be a pre or post game stop for the Cubs vs Guardians games over Fourth of July weekend. Cody’s game day specials will include $4 Old Style tall boy cans, $6 Spiteful Brewing Bleacher Bum Blonde and $6 Cubby Bombs. Additional specials for the holiday will include $25 High Noon buckets, $5 Careno Tequila shots and $7 Housemade Margaritas. 

Guests are invited to “Bring Your Own Meat” (BYOM) and use the grill in Cody’s beer garden.

Easy Bar

Easy Bar will open at  5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. Drink specials will include $8 Hibiscus Mezcal Margaritas along with regular Tuesday specials like half-price happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., $4 Beers (all beers, draft, bottle, and can, & hard seltzer), and $9 beer and shot combos. Guests can choose drinks on Easy Bar’s dog-friendly sidewalk patio with seating for 15 to 20 guests. 


On the Fourth of July weekend, Estelle’s will open at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. Guests can choose post barbecue specials like $6 Fireball and discounted Dutchbag draft beers all night. 

Evette's All Day

Near the corner of Sheffield Ave and Diversey Pkwy, the restaurant offers a sidewalk patio with seating for about 20 to 25 guests. Evette’s All Day melds the Mediterranean flavors of Lebanon with Mexico’s culinary traditions with Chef Mitchell Jamra’s Midwestern roots. Breakfast is served everyday until 2 p.m. and includes items like tacos, a variety of hash dishes and chilaquiles with a pita or tortilla option.

H&C Pour House

H&C Pour House, the neighborhood gastropub in Lincoln Park, will offer a holiday weekend Happy Hour on Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Happy hour specials include $6 house mules, $7 well cocktails, $6 teeny martinis, $5 select drafts, $3 Malort, $4 Jameson, and $5 house made apple pie shots. A selection of bar bites are also included in happy hour like $5 fries, $6 curds and $7 mac & cheese.

Oda Mediterranean Cuisine

At Oda Mediterranean in Andersonville on Tuesday, July 4, half-off bottles of wine all evening. Weather permitting, guests can order their wine on Oda’s dog-friendly sidewalk patio. 


Remedy will open at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. Patrons can keep the party going until 4 a.m. with a $6 Fireball special all evening plus new summer cocktails like the Al Pastor with Kurvball Barbeque Whiskey, Nixta Elote Liqueur, pineapple, lime ($13) and the Carranza with Ojo De Tigre Mezcal, Cocchi Americano, Lillet, Creme de Violette, and lemon ($12).

Sweet Mandy B's

Sweet Mandy B’s in Lincoln Park and Streeterville will offer festive treats available from Friday, June 30 through Tuesday, July 4. Guests will enjoy items like Chocolate Iced Brownies (Lincoln Park only), Confetti Cookies, Sweetie Pie Cookies , Iced Sugar Cookies, Confetti Rice Krispies, Yellow and Chocolate Cake Cupcakes with vanilla frosting, and a 6" three layer Red, White and Blue Watercolor Vanilla Cake (feeds 8-12 guests).

The Owl

Guests looking for a late-night Fourth of July party can head to The Owl in Logan Square which will open late at 10 p.m. Open until 4 a.m., guests can select $4 draft beers and The Owl’s signature house cocktail, Summer Breeze, for only $10 (regularly $14). The seasonal drink features Citadelle Jardin d’Été, blood orange, black currant, lemon, and sugar. 

The Rambler Kitchen & Tap

The Rambler in North Center will offer free music trivia at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 29 hosted by Whaddayaknow. 

The Rambler will also host brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring $20 bottomless mimosas and $35 mimosa buckets. Brunch options include the scratch-made Country Biscuit topped country fried steak, sausage gravy, and an egg ($13), pound cake Turtle French Toast, stuffed then topped with rich chocolate, caramel, chocolate chips, crushed pecans and fresh whipped cream ($13), and The Rambler Scrambler with three scrambled eggs, red and green peppers, mushrooms, onions, ham, bacon, sausage, and cheddar, served with a mountain of seasoned breakfast potatoes ($12).

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Yardbird Chicago

Yardbird Chicago will feature the following specials for 4th of July: 

  • The All-American Burger: Signature House Blend Double Patty, American Cheese, House Pork Belly, Sunny Side Up Egg, Special Sauce, and Fried Yardbird Pickles
  • Heirloom Tomato Salad: Humboldt Fog Cheese, Summer Melon & Stone Fruit, Charred Corn, and topped with an Herb Garden Vinaigrette

Cabana Club

This year’s Independence Day special will be a BBQ Cheese Burger with Garlic Mayo, Cheddar, Crispy Fried Onions. Party-goers can also get patriotic whilst poolside with a Boozy Lemonade featuring a Red, White,& Blue Bomb-pop! Stay until after sunset to secure a view for Chicago’s firework show.


Offering their new Lemon Italian Ice. 

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Taste of Oak Brook

The Village of Oak Brook will hold its annual Taste of Oak Brook event on July 3rd. In partnership with Duff Entertainment, this year’s event will feature new private cabanas, a new beer garden, a 20+-minute fireworks show, and live music, including the 80’s pop band experience, Sixteen Candles.

The annual event, taking place at the Village Sports Core Fields (700 Oak Brook Road), will feature several food vendors, kids activities, main stage music and more. The fireworks show will start at dusk (around 9:30 p.m.) and last about 25-minutes long.

The Taste of Oak Brook is offering private cabanas that host up to 50 people each. The cabanas include catering from Maggiano’s Little Italy, as well as complimentary beverage service (served from 5pm to 10pm), exclusive main-stage and fireworks viewing areas, in addition to access to a private set of restrooms and complimentary parking. 

The Taste of Oak Brook remains a free event for all attendees. 

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