While happy hour may be pretty restricted in Chicago, there are a wealth of pretty amazing deals that will both leave you happy and abide by the law.
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba is a gourmet tapas bar that offers traditional Spanish tapas in a sleek, bright, and casual atmosphere. During happy hour, they offer $1 pinchos and $3 small plates, and on certain days they even have half-price signature cocktails and bottles of wine.
Happy Hour: Mon-Thu: 4:00pm – 6:00pm | Fri-Sat: 10:00pm – 12:00am
Mon – Half-price cocktails | Tue – Half-price Spanish wine
Sunda labels themselves as “New Asian,” and that hits the nail on the head. They take the concept of classic Asian cuisine and put a spin on it that we’ve seen nowhere else. During happy hour you can get half off of select appetizers while you indulge in their exotic signature cocktails.
Happy Hour: Mon-Thu: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Shaw’s Oyster Bar
Shaw’s Crab House takes seafood seriously, with a dedicated Oyster Bar for grabbing a quick bite and a cocktail room that’s open all day long. Sip on a signature cocktail, a locally-brewed beer, or a glass of wine from their extensive list as you indulge in oysters that are 50 percent off.
Happy Hour: Every day: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Named for the 27 nations in Latin America, Nacional 27 serves up dishes that incorporate the flavors and traditions of each of these countries. The atmosphere is sleek and modern, with light wood, a gorgeous bar, and a large dining area that transforms into a dance floor at night. Come for “5 to 7 at Nacional 27” where you can feast on half-price tapas and ceviche.
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Union Sushi + Barbecue Bar
This vibrant sushi spot puts an emphasis on sharing plates and boasts two floors of sleek space perfect for catching up with friends or a date. The deals here are almost unbelievable, with $1 oysters, $2 beef fillet skewers, and $4 shrimp tempura rolls.
Happy Hour: Mon-Sat: 5:00pm – 6:30pm