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Oaken Bistro + Bar

Oaken Bistro + Bar, 200 N. Field Dr, introduces their happy hour menu served every weekday from 3-6pm. Oaken has multiple drink offerings from beer, wine to specialty cocktails like their Rainforester Margarita, Ginger & Spice Manhattan, Red Oak Tree and more. Pair these drinks with any of their small bites ranging from Lemon Parm Fries, Truffle Popcorn, Oaxacan Pico de Gallo and more.

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Photo courtesy of Oaken Bistro + Bar

Kindling | Downtown Cookout & Cocktails

Kindling's menu features wood-fired dishes from chef Jonathon Sawyer and craft cocktails from beverage director Julieta Campos.

Happy Hour Food Items: 

  • Crispy Brussels Sprouts (torn mint and Thai chili sauce) 
  • Twice Cooked Sweet Potato (Lillie’s Q BBQ butter and burnt orange)  
  • World Famous Confit Chicken Wings (charred jalapeño, garlic, lime and scallion) 
  • Charcoal Toasted Quesadilla (rotisserie chicken, black beans and pico de gallo) 

Happy Hour Cocktails: 

  • Mojito (Plantation 3 Stars rum, lime juice, simple syrup and mint) 
  • Downtown Marg (Corazón Blanco tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and agave) 
  • Old Fashioned (bourbon, demerara syrup, angostura bitters and Regan's orange bitters) 

Happy Hour Wines by the Glass: 

  • Malvasia & Trebbiano | Le Póggere Est!! Est!! Est!! Di Montefiascone DOC   
  • Chardonnay | Tormaresca  
  • Dry Rosé | Zoe  
  • Montepulciano & Sangiovese | Piceno Farnio 2020  
  • Montepulciano & Sangiovese | Garofoli Rosso  
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Photo courtesy of Kindling | Downtown Cookout & Cocktails


River North’s Tanta will be launching their new happy hour menu beginning on Thursday, June 1st. Offered Monday through Friday from 4-6pm (first floor bar seating only), guests can select from discounted Peruvian options, such as fried yucca balls ($8), corn empanadas ($7), chicken skewers ($7), cebiche ($16), and more. Drink deals include $10 select cocktails, $10 select wines by the glass, and $6 select beer. 


Mordecai’s new and extended happy hour specials are now offered seven days a week from 5pm-7pm. 

Happening every weekday and on the weekends, guests can select $10 featured cocktails and $8 bar snacks, including beef-fat fries, marinated olives, and pimento cheese with house crackers (offered at the bar only).

Mordecai Happy Hour
Photo courtesy of Mordecai

Daisy's Po'Boy & Tavern

Daisy's Po'Boy & Tavern is a New Orleans-style restaurant by Chef Erick Williams. The restaurant just launched its happy hour program this spring with specials including:

  • $1 Wings (by the 1/2 dozen)
  • $7 Mini Hurricanes (limit 4)
  • $7 3-inch Shrimp Po-Boys
  • $8 1/4 Muffaletta
  • $9 Mardi Gras Punch

Daisy's is open Tuesday - Saturday and Happy Hour is available Tuesday - Thursday from 4pm - 5:30pm.

Bar Siena Old Orchard

Located in Skokie's Westfield Old Orchard shopping center, Bar Siena's Italian-inspired happy hour menu will feature menu options including: 

  • Mini Roasted Meatballs with hand dipped ricotta, basil, and polenta bread
  • Focaccia Bites with truffle honey and arugula
  • Prime Steak Carpaccio with whipped mascarpone, sweet peppers, Meyer lemon and chive
  • Antipasti Plate served on roasted sourdough crostinis, burrata & apricot mostarda, castelvetrano & marcona almond, heirloom tomato & basil
  • Choice of 3 Sliders
    • Slider options include Mini Bombo Burgers with American cheese, pickles, dijonnaise; Chicken Parm with fresh mozzarella, pomodoro; and Crispy Halibut with lemon caper aioli.

Libations offered during happy hour with $10 select cocktails and Siena Sangria for $14/glass or $50/bottle. Frozen cocktails, select cans and bottles of beer will also be on special during Happy Hour.

Bar Siena's Happy Hour will be offered Monday through Thursday from 3pm to 5pm and is available both in the restaurant and on the patio.

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Photo courtesy of DineAmic Hospitality

I|O Godfrey

Every Tuesday through Friday from 2-5 p.m. the rooftop hosts happy hour where guests can select cocktails for a discounted price, including Ketel One cocktails and select wines like Prosecco and I|O House Chardonnay. There’s also I|O Godfrey's cocktail flights which include tasting size portions of five kitchen cocktails, like a Chef’s Margarita and a Bourbonberry Lemonade with an assortment of macarons for $65. In addition, the rooftop offers half-off signature small plates like the Wagyu Beef Sliders, House-Made Hummus, and Prosciutto & Burrata Flatbread.

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Menu courtesy of I|O Godfrey

Canal Street Eatery

Canal Street Eatery invites guests in Monday-Friday from 3pm-6pm for Happy Hour. The happy hour menu offer specials like the $8 Canal Cooler, containing prosecco and elderflower, or dive into their $9 fried calamari, served with marinara and garlic aioli!


The West Loop restaurants holds a Happy Hour Sunday-Thursday from 4:30pm-6:30pm. The menu includes $8 Whipped Ricotta, which comes with sourdough bread and toppings of hot honey, figs, pistachio dukkah and malton salt! Try one of Formento’s classic cocktails such as their Sazerac which uses WhistlePig’s 6 year rye, peychaud’s bitters, demerara and absinthe.

Cabana Club at The Robey

Happy Hour is from 4-6pm, Monday through Thursday and features:

  • $6 Frozen drinks
  • $3 Beers & Ciders
  • $3 BBQ Pork Tacos (1 per order)
  • $5 Quesadillas
  • $6 Burgers


Oysters served on the half shell weekdays 4:30-5:30pm

Jinsei Motto

$6 handrolls (Spicy Tuna, Spicy Scallop, Spicy Tako, Salmon Avocado, Veggie) and $6 drinks with CH Distillery spirits, sake, and wine are available Tuesday-Saturday from 4-6pm. 

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Photo courtesy of The Robey


Stop by W XYZ Bar Monday through Friday from 5 - 7 PM for a drink. Happy hour specials include: 

  • $5 Rotating Beer
  • $6 Rotating Wine
  • $7 Well Drinks
  • $10 Chicago Handshake
  • $10 Short & Stout

Plus, to celebrate the beginning of strawberry season, W XYZ Bar at Aloft is partnering with Shiner to host Edible Pint Night on May 19. For $7.50, bar guests can try out the Texas Strawburst – a pint of Shiner Strawberry Blonde Ale is served in a chilled glass rimmed with chamoy and strawberry Pop Rocks. Guests can take their glass home for free.

Starting Tuesday, May 30, Aloft Chicago Mag Mile is calling all pups to visit the hotel for a weekly Barks & Brews night. Dogs and their humans are welcome on the patio and inside while DJ DBP spins some tunes. They even get doggie treats and Aloft bandanas.

The Dearborn

The Dearborn, is introducing a Happy Hour Monday to their lineup this spring featuring $10 specials of drinks and bites courtesy of Chef Aaron Cuschieri and Beverage Director Sarah Clark. From 4 pm to 6 pm on Mondays, diners can select any starter on the menu for $10, $10 Chef Specials, $10 select red and white wines and $10 Old Fashioneds. 

The Smith

The Smith in Chicago’s River North neighborhood has announced the launch of their new Martini Hour. Available on Mondays through Fridays from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm, diners can choose discounted speciality martinis and bites. On the menu, the Espresso Martini, The Dirty Martini, Midtown Manhattan No. 3, Lychee Gimlet, Basil Lemon Drop, and more for just $12.00. For those looking for a light bite, $2.00 oysters, and The Royale seafood platter which includes Shrimp Cocktail, Oysters, and Salmon Tartare for $39.00. Other specialty bites such as the Potato Chips and Blue Cheese Fondue, Black Truffle Arancini, Fries, and more are also available for purchase. 

Depot 226

Depot 226’s Happy Hour is available Thursday-Saturday from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. with select offerings of $12 Canopy Bee’s Knees, $10 Central Margaritas, $8 Select Red & White Wines, $7 Local Draft Beers with snack offerings of $10 hummus and $10 pesto margarita flatbreads.

Fulton Market Kitchen

Fulton Market Kitchen’s Happy Hour is available Monday-Friday from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. offering classic cocktails for $6 such as their margarita, FMK old fashioned, gimlet, dirty martini, house vino and $4 Miller High Life. Alongside their drink menu is a selection of food options ranging from their avocado salad, to FMK meatballs and cacio e pepe.

Le Sud

Le Sud is open Wednesday through Sunday, 4:30-10 p.m and Sunday, 4-9 p.m. Happy hour is offered daily from 4:30-5:30 p.m., featuring $8 small bites, cocktails and wine by the glass. 

Bar Roma

Happy hour is offered in the tavern area Wednesday through Sunday from 4:30-6 p.m., featuring $8 carafes of wine and select small plates ($6-$12). 


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