The Best Happy Hour Specials In 25 Neighborhoods

By Jim Bochnowski in Food on Aug 4, 2015 7:09PM

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The Betty (Photo by Eric Kleinberg)

Happy Hours are back in Chicago for the first time since the '80s and, as a service to you, we've found some of the best available post-work options in neighborhoods throughout the city.

If you're looking for a place to drink right after work in your neck of the woods, this can serve as a good jumping off point. But there are still lots of other bars that haven't planned their Happy Hours yet, so keep your eyes peeled for more. Here are our picks for 25 neighborhoods spanning the city from Hyde Park to Rogers Park.

Albany Park
Lizard's Liquid Lounge - 3058 W Irving Park Road. Daily, rotating happy hour specials from 4 to 7.

Andersonville
Pork Shoppe - 5721 N Clark Street. Tuesdays from 3-6: $3 pints. Wednesday from 3-6: $5 Ginger Beer Cocktails. Thursday from 3-6: $6 glasses of wine, Friday from 3-6 $5 summer cocktails

Boystown
Sidetrack - 3349 North Halsted. Monday through Thursday from 3 to 6: $3 frozen drinks, well drinks and domestic beer. Friday from 6 to 9: $4 frozen drinks.

Gold Coast
The Lodge - 21 W. Division Street. Monday from 4 to 7: $3 craft and import drafts & $3 Jameson. Tuesday from 4 to 7: $2 domestic drafts & $3 Jim Beam family drinks. Wednesday from 4 to 7: $3 craft and import drafts & $3 Fireball. Thursday from 4 to 7: $2 domestic drafts & $3 Tullamore DEW. Friday from 4 to 7: $3 any drafts & $3 call drinks

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Hyde Park
A10 Hyde Park - 1462 E 53rd Street. Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 PM: $8 Draft Cocktails, $6 select wine by the glass and $4 select beer by the bottle.

Lakeview
Kirkwood - 2934 N Sheffield Street. Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7: Half-priced draft beer, mixed drinks and glasses of wine.

Lincoln Park
Castaways - 1603 N. Lake Shore Drive. Tuesdays from 4 to 8: Half priced margaritas. Wednesdays from 3 to 6: $4 import and craft beers. Thursdays all day, $22 buckets of domestic beer

Lincoln Square
Carola's Hansa Clipper - 4659 N Lincoln Avenue. Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 7: $5 "You Call It" drinks, which includes "all 1/2 L German Draft Beers, wine, Underberg, Julius Echter, Moscow Mules, Mojitos, Bloody Marys, shots, single rocks, bombs, & cocktails."

Little Italy
Bascule Wine Bar - 1421 W Taylor Street. Mondays through Thursdays from 3 to 6:30: $3 glasses of wine and half priced appetizers.

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Logan Square
Osteria Langhe - 2824 W. Armitage. Tuesdays through Thursdays from 5:30 to 7: Half-priced cocktails at the bar.

Loop
Jack's Place - 68 E. Wacker Place. Mondays through Fridays from 5 to 7: $5 beer, $5 wine glasses, $5 custom cocktails.

Magnificent Mile
Pippin's Tavern - 806 N. Rush Street. Mondays through Fridays from 6:10 to 6:40: $2 well drinks and domestic drafts.

North Center
Brownstone - 3937 N Lincoln Avenue. Mondays through Thursdays from 5 to 7 and Fridays from 3:30 to 5:30: Half-priced draft beer, mixed drinks and glasses of wine.

Old Town
Woodie's Flat - 1535 N Wells. Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 6: Half-priced Ketel One, Jack Daniels, Captain Morgan and Don Julio drinks, plus $2 beer of the month and half-priced Revolution drafts.

Pilsen
Ph.D Pub - 1257 S. Halsted Street. Mondays through Thursdays from 5-7 and Fridays from 7-9: Half-priced well drinks and boilermakers

River North
HIghline - 169 W Kinzie Street. Mondays through Wednesdays from 7-10 and Fridays from 3 to 5: Half-priced draft beer, mixed drinks and glasses of wine.

Rogers Park
Rogers Park Social - 6920 N. Glenwood Avenue. Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 7: $5 Moscow Mules, $2 off any beer and shot combos and $5 glasses of select wines.

Roscoe Village
Commonwealth - 2000 Roscoe Street. Fridays from 3 to 6: $6 craft cocktails.

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South Loop
Mercat a la Planxa - 638 S Michigan Avenue. Tuesdays through Thursdays from 4 to 6: Half-priced sangria and cocktails.

Streeterville
Streeter's Tavern - 50 E. Chicago Avenue. Mondays from 4:30 to 7: $12 craft pitchers. Tuesdays from 4:30 to 7: $3 domestic drafts. Wednesdays from 4:30 to 7: $4 Bacardi drinks. Thursdays from 4:30 to 7: $5 Milagro tequila.

Uptown
Crew Bar and Grill - 4804 N Broadway Street. Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 7: $4 seasonal cocktails.

West Loop
The Betty - 839 W. Fulton Market. Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 6: Half-priced draft beer, $8 select wines and $8 featured cocktails.

West Town
Mahoney's Pub & Grille- 551 N. Ogden Avenue. Mondays through Fridays from 5-8: $1 Bud and Bud Light bottles.

Wicker Park
Modern Asian Kitchen- Mondays through Fridays from 5 to 7: $3 beers (except Sapporo or Hitachino).

Wrigleyville
Irish Oak- Mondays through Fridays from 6 to 8 when the Cubs are away: Half-priced Ketel One, Jack Daniels, Captain Morgan and Don Julio Drinks, plus $2 beer of the month and half-priced Revolution drafts.

Know of any specials in Avondale, Beverly, Bridgeport, Bronzeville, Chinatown, Edgewater, Irving Park, Jefferson Park, Kenwood, Little Village, North Park, Portage Park, Pullman, South Shore, West Ridge or Woodlawn? Drop us a line or let us know in the comments.