Tax season will officially be over April 17, and with that your stress should be long gone too. But, we all know that unwinding is hard to do without a little help. If you need some ideas on what to do with that tax return burning a hole in your pocket, or need to have a good cry with what little money you have left, check out these Happy Hours around Chicago and the suburbs.
Unwind and keep most of your tax return in your pocket at these five bars which all offer a half-off Happy Hour (excluding shots and food). Stay for $2 to $3 select beers available all night long in case your celebration or sorrows keep you there late.
From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Owl in Logan Square
From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Remedy in Bucktown
Looking for something close to home so the trek back won’t be as complicated? These local spots have specials too!
Commonwealth Tavern: If you want to celebrate with a group, this is the place to be. Unwind all day with $4 Blue Moon Pints, and $15 Miller Lite and Coors Light Buckets.
MAK: Feel satisfied with half-price alcohol with any food purchase, and $3 select beers from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Kizuki: The place with all the options, get dollar beers with a signature ramen purchase, $4 Sapporo or Kirin Ichiban, $5 select sake, $9.99 Sapporo pitcher, $6 Motomoro, $3 Pork or Chicken Chashu Don, $4 Chicken Karaage, and $4 chicken wings.
Feel like taking yourself out to eat in celebration of that big fat refund check? Fill up on food and drink at these Chicago restaurants.
Roanoke in The Loop: Did someone say Taco Tuesday? From 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Roanoke will serve $6 Absolut cocktails, $7 margaritas, $5 glasses of house wine, and $6 Tacos al Pastor.
Tuscany Taylor in Little Italy: Grab your significant other and indulge in Tuscany’s "2 for Tuesday" special from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Get half price appetizers when you order any two drinks (only available in the bar area).
Weber Grill Restaurant in River North: The happy hour menu at this River North institution is impressive. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., nosh on $5 Mini Grilled Brats (duo), $5 Hickory Smoked Beef Brisket Nachos, $2 Kettle Chips & Dip, $2 Crispy Fried Pickles and more. To sip on, Weber offers $3 domestic beer bottles, $4 Weber's Backyard Brew, $5 house made sangria, $6 Canyon Road Wines, and $6 Hand-Shaken Margaritas, Moscow Mules & Martinis.
If you need to stay out of the city to unwind, here are some solid suburban choices.
Tuscany Oakbrook: Relax all day long with half-off all beers, and maybe fill up on some pasta while you’re at it.
Tuscany Wheeling: For the indecisive people, Tuscany in Wheeling is offering two different times for Happy Hour. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., fill up on half-off appetizers, $4 domestic beer, $5 glasses of select wine, $5 import and microbrews, and $2 off any glass of wine.