After the barbecues, patrons can head to aliveOne at 5 p.m. for half-off all beer and cocktails from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. along with Memorial Day specials like $4 Old Style, $5 shots of Evan Williams, and a $7 PBR and whiskey shot combo. At 8 p.m., guests will be offered free music trivia from Whaddayaknow and free pool all night.
Bartoli’s Pizzeria in Roscoe Village and West Town will donate a portion of proceeds from sales over Memorial Day weekend to Homes For Our Troops. Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a publicly funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.
Bartoli’s offers deep dish and thin crust tavern-style pizza, a selection of salads and appetizers like Wings Vesuvio, Badger-style Fried Cheeseballs and more along with sandwiches like Italian Beef, a Pizza Burger and Nonna Bartoli’s Meatball Sub. Bartoli’s is open for dine-in as well as delivery and takeout.
Central Park Bar
Central Park Bar is hosting a Patio Party sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Co. on Tuesday, May 31 at 7 p.m. The party will be held in their new 3,500 square foot, dog-friendly Backyard Bar complete with covered outdoor bar, bumper pool table, picnic tables, porch swings and fire pit. Guests will be offered custom glass engravings from New Belgium, games, prizes and more. Patrons can kick off the festivities early with Central Park Bar’s half-price happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Cody's Public House
Cody’s game day specials will include $4 Old Style tall boy cans, $6 Spiteful Brewing Bleacher Bum Blonde and $6 Cubby Bombs. Guests are invited to “Bring Your Own Meat” (BYOM) and use the grill in Cody’s beer garden to grill up all their game day items. Cody’s beer garden also features TVs, darts and bean bags.
Easy Bar will open at 8 p.m. on Memorial Day. Drink specials will include $4 Oskar Blues, and $8 beer and shot combos. Guests can choose drinks throughout the weekend on Easy Bar’s dog-friendly sidewalk patio with seating for 15 to 20 guests.
Estelle’s will open at 10 p.m. on Monday, May 30. Specials will include half-price BYO (build-your-own) burgers all evening. Patrons can also try Estelle’s National Burger Month special, a "BurGyro" for $16 featuring gyro beef and lamb slices, tzatziki sauce, feta cheese, and a six-ounce beef patty on a bed of lettuce.
The recently opened Matcha Cita in the West Loop will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Memorial Day. Festive specials will include the Red, White and Bluetiful matcha drink with vanilla almond milk, collagen, blueberry, and beet powder for $8.95, and a Funfetti Waffle with strawberries, banana, whipped cream and red, white and blue sprinkles for $9.95.
The Graystone Tavern
The Graystone Tavern in Wrigleyville will host a Memorial Day Backyard BBQ on Sunday, May 29 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. For a $10 donation, which will go directly to Wounded Warrior Project, guests can choose from an all-you-can-eat BBQ menu featuring hamburgers, cheeseburgers, beer brats, chips, coleslaw and refried beans.
Drink specials include an $8 22-ounce stein of Empirical Local’s Lager, and $4 for every stein will also be donated to Wounded Warrior Project. The barbecue will be held in their outdoor beer garden with space for 50 guests among 12 tables. Cubs fans can also catch all the Cubs vs Sox game action at 1:10 p.m. on 9 TVs throughout the bar.
Remedy will open on Memorial Day at 4 p.m. and guests can select from post-barbecue drinks with half-price happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Guests can choose cocktail selections like the Rhubarbella with Aviation Gin, Aperol, lemon juice, rhubarb bitters and simple syrup, El Diablo with Olmeca Altos or El Buho Mezcal, Creme de Cassis, lime juice, and ginger beer, and the Winthrop with Tito’s Vodka, Limoncello, Creme de Violette, lemon juice, butterfly pea tea, and vanilla.
Rewired Pizza Cafe & Bar
Rewired Pizza Cafe & Bar in Edgewater, will be open throughout Memorial Day weekend and offers a spacious 40 seat dog-friendly patio. Guests can kick off the weekend early on Thursday, May 26, there will be live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Rewired will also offer happy hour specials on Thursday, May 26, Friday, May 27 and Monday, May 30 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. featuring $3 slices, half-off select apps, $4 house wine (malbec, chardonnay, rosé), $5 drafts, and a beer, shot, slice combo for $10.
Guests can also select Saturday and Sunday brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with new cartoon-themed items like a Panchito Pistoles Bowl with al pastor meat, pineapple, pickled onion, potato, salsa verde, cilantro, and an over easy egg, and a Cowabunga Breakfast Pie, a personal-sized white sauce pizza with choice of protein and over easy egg. Bottomless Mimosas will be available for $25.
As part of the City of Chicago’s Expanded Outdoor Dining Program, the 2000 block of Roscoe Street from Damen to Seeley will be closed to feature on-street al fresco dining. The Roscoe Street-ery will be held Friday through Sunday on the second and fourth weekends of every month from May 27 through October 23.
Guests can select food and drinks from Commonwealth Tavern, Kitsch’n, Same Same and Volo Restaurant Wine Bar with rotating Street-ery food and drink specials. Participating restaurants will accept reservations and try to accommodate requests for Street-ery dining.
The Street-ery restaurants will also offer weekly specials and/or discounts May through October on Street-ery weekends when patrons shop at participating local merchants on Roscoe Street and present a receipt.
The Owl in Logan Square at 11 p.m. for $3 Budweisers and $6 Margaritas until 4 a.m. on Memorial Day.
The Rambler Kitchen + Tap
The Rambler in North Center is hosting FREE music trivia at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 hosted by Whaddayaknow.
The Rambler will also host brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring bottomless mimosas and mimosa buckets. Brunch options include the scratch-made Country Biscuit topped country fried steak, sausage gravy, and an egg, pound cake Turtle French Toast, stuffed then topped with rich chocolate, caramel, chocolate chips, crushed pecans and fresh whipped cream, 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.
Uvae Kitchen and Wine Bar
Uvae Kitchen and Wine Bar in Andersonville is hosting an in-person “Rosé All Day” wine tasting on Saturday, May 28 at 3 p.m. The $35 per person tasting features 4 four-ounce pours and will be led by Uvae Sommeliers and guest wine makers. Small bite add-ons include a Cheese Plate ($15), Cheese & Charcuterie Plate ($20) and Duck Pâté ($12).