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LG's Bar & Kitchen

The Don't Be Prickly - Casamigos Anejo, Prickly Pear Puree, Triple Sec, Sour Mix

The Cauldron Chicago

The Bitter Redhead - Malort, Tequila, Jasmine, Grapefruit & Rubin liqueur, topped with ginger.  

LIVA at Chicago Winery

Luchador Lovesong - Tanteo jalapeño tequila, albariño, aloe, cucumber bitters

Vol. 39

18th & Ashland - Blanco & reposado tequila, quebranta pisco, guava, raspberry, lime, pear - violette sinker


Guanabana Lift - Soursop Liqueur, Corralejo Reposado, Aged Rum Blend, Orgeat, Benny, Orange, Lemon, Nutmeg

1308 Chicago 

SSS Paloma - Chili-spiced Casa Mexico Blanco, fresh grapefruit, smoked brown sugar syrup, spiced rim, candied grapefruit

Farm Bar Lakeview

Firebird - Jalapeño Infused Libelula Tequila, Fresh Squeeze Grapefruit & Lime Juice

Thomas & Dutch

Baby Rex - Deleon Blanco Tequila, Aloe Vera, Prickly Pear, Lime and Agave

Offshore Rooftop

Apricot to the Heart - Maestro Dobel Tequila, Spice Note Cinnamon Tequila, Apricot, Lime, Agave, Dry Curacao

The Dearborn

Desert Flower - Mezcal Unión, Casa Mexico Tequila Blanco, Prickly Pear, Ginger, D.O.M Benedictine, Agave, Lime and finished with a Black Lava Sea Salt Rim

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Krafted Burger Bar + Tap

From July 24th to July 30th, Krafted (Elmhurst and Bolingbrook) is offering $5 margaritas exclusively for its dine-in guests.


Federales offers upwards of 14+ margaritas on the menu and new takes on classics showcasing tequila front and center like the Mezcal Old Fashioned, Tequila Mule, Negroni Mezcal or the Pinche Paloma. The paloma is made to share and served upside down in a cowboy hat with a bottle of Owen’s Grapefruit and Lime, blanco tequila & a heavy hand of fresh squeezed limes. 

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Lottie’s Pub

In commemoration of National Tequila Day, Lottie’s Pub (1925 W Cortland St) will be hosting a “Lick, Swallow, & Suck” happy hour from 6 - 10pm on Monday, July 24th with $5 tequila drink specials across the board (tequila on the rocks, shots, margaritas, tequila sodas, Mamitas seltzers, and bloody marias). Happy hour goers can also select from $3 tacos (steak, chicken or shrimp) and $3 Winchester salsa.

Lottie’s Pub will also be hosting free tequila-themed team trivia at 7pm for the chance to win cash and merch prizes.

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Amerikas Restaurant

With a selection of premium tequilas, you can select a margarita with fresh squeezed juice, tequila, triple sec, and house sour mix. Most of the cocktails at Amerikas are created with mezcal, including the Samaritana, a combination of tart and spicy mezcal, hibiscus/chile de arbol syrup, lime, and triple sec.

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Tatas Tacos

With three locations - Portage Park, Lakeview, and Six Corners - this cantina offers a selection of tequilas, including smooth blanco, aged reposado, and rich añejo varieties. Check out their Margarita Tower or join Tatas Tacos’ Margarita Club! Members receive 10% off margaritas ordered at any location, dine in only, 1 free margarita after every 10 purchased, a complimentary t-shirt, and more.

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Cesar's Killer Margaritas

Cesar’s offers 24 oz. margaritas, Super Mega sharable margaritas, and pitchers, along with 16 oz. margaritas to-go, either frozen or on the rocks.

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Kindling | Downtown Cookout & Cocktails

  • The Whistler's Milk Maid - Blanco tequila, lime, coconut syrup, cucumber 
  • Oaxacan Refashioned - Arette artesanal reposado tequila, xicaru mezcal, spiced agave, angostura bitters 
  • Downtown Marg - Corazón blanco tequila, cointreau, lime juice, agave   
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Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila is celebrating its first National Tequila Day on Monday, July 24 with half off all shots of tequila, all day long in their lounge.


  • No Problem Drinking - tequila and mezcal paired with Cointreau, watermelon, lime, Topo Chico and tajin
  • Spicy Margarita - features a habanero-infused Milagro Reposado

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  • Hasher's Last Call - featuring reposado tequila, fino sherry and apricot
  • Central Margarita made with tequila, Grand Marinier, agave and fresh lime juice

Kōmo Chicago

Kōmo Chicago is cheering to the spirit with two specialty cocktails available all weekend. Patrons can select Añejo Cristalino Tequila - in their KŌMO smoke show old fashioned, which comes with smoked maple or oak wood chips. Komo will also be offering a tequila twist on their signature Japanese cocktail, the Hanami, a raspberry pink cocktail garnished with dried hibiscus sea salt and featuring Clase Azul Blanco.

Guzman y Gomez

Guzman y Gomez, with locations in Naperville, Schaumburg and Crystal Lake is offering $3 frozen margaritas with the purchase of any item. Make it a full meal with options such as fresh, made-to-order burritos, bowls, nachos, tacos, nachos fries and their Cali burrito (a burrito with fries in it).

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The Meadowlark

Electricity Building - features a split base of blanco Tequila, mezcal, and Suze with lime and a house-made turmeric syrup. 

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The Whistler

Margarita Shandy - bartender Alex Barbatsis of The Whistler turns the margarita into a shandy using Hopewell Brewing’s Table Salt Gose, a sour ale from a local Chicago brewery. The classic ingredients of blanco tequila, orange liqueur, agave and lime are shaken together with ice and strained into a collins glass and is then topped with Hopewell’s Table Salt Gose. Notes of lime, lemongrass, and sea salt from the ale bolster the punch of the margarita.

Photo courtesy of Rob Brenner for The Whistler

The Violet Hour

Open Arms - inspired by the fermented Mexican drink tepache, made with pineapple rinds and brown sugar or piloncillo, is Open Arms by General Manager David Branch. Kicking off with a split base of blanco and reposado Tequila, Open Arms pulls in the essence of tepache with fresh pineapple and lime juice, herbal Strega Liqueur, and a splash of soda water for a soft finish.

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Dove's Luncheonette

Tequila Sunset - this bright herbaceous drink features blanco Tequila, Charanda Uruapan, cucumber, elderflower and lime.

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Maple & Ash

AIR Jorge 1 - Patron Silver serves as the base of the cocktail and combines the Umami of Shochu, a bite of rhubarb, tropical flavors of coconut and lemon, and some fresno chili for a touch of spice. Shaken and served up in a coupe glass.

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Big Star

Hibiscus Agua Fresca - the cocktail is made with agua de Jamaica, blanco Tequila, lime and crisp Topo Chico. 

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Smoky Eye - Following the template of a classic Negroni, Beverage Director Joe Crivolio incorporates agave-based spirits of both tequila and mezcal into the Smoky Eye. Crivolio uses Astral Blanco Tequila as the base and combines it with Mezcal UNIÓN for a bit of smoke. Contratto stands in place for the aperitif component and Montanaro Vermouth di Torno Extra Dry is added for an element of sweetness to the cocktail. Chilled and garnished with a lemon twist.

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PYP Margartia - Opt for Classic, Watermelon, or Mango Serrano — a spicy variety featuring house-made serrano pepper syrup and fresh mango pure.

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The Graceful Ordinary

This Counts as Fruit - features a house-made tea-infused syrup using tea from locally-owned tea shop, The Irie Cup. TGO’s bar team prepares this bright sipper with Mi Campo Blanco Tequila, pineapple, and lemon syrup, and their special Mango Mist tea syrup, which includes black tea, mango and lime, before garnishing with an orange wedge and a cherry.

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