by Kimberly Peiffer - 51 Reviews - 84 List
We love to eat and drink, but our wallet doesn't always love our gluttonous behavior. Good thing Chicago has some great deals on food and drink. From late-night pizza to inexpensive margaritas, we've got the scoop on where to get the most of your money. Here's our list of the best bar and restaurant deals in Chicago. (Photo: Rockit Bar & Grill)
Updated: August 29, 2011
The Asian-inspired fare at this River North hot spot always hits home, but trying all the must-have dishes on the menu can add up. Save money but still indulge during two different specials. Get half off apps and sushi from 5pm to 7pm weekdays, or head to the restaurant for weekday lunches, where you'll get a special lunch combo, which changes weekly, for just $8.88.
Some say the Napoli-style pizza at La Madia is worth any price, but you might as well take advantage of this contemporary restaurant's $20 late-night prix-fixe dinner, offered from 9pm to close. The deal includes one salad, one pizza and cookies for two, plus you can add wine for just $10 more.
Head to this contemporary West Town American bistro on Tuesdays, when you can score a burger, fries and a Bell's Oberon draft for $13. The signature branch burger, served with Hook's three-year cheddar, bacon aioli and beer onions is priceless on its own.
If the fluffy omelets prepared by chef James Gottwald during weekend brunch aren't enough to get you to Rockit Wrigleyville, then the signature bloody mary bar--a build-your-own gourmet drink station with more than 30 garnishes, offered for a steal at $5 per drink--might just get you out of bed Sunday morning.
Hump day deserves a celebration (or at least a cheap cocktail), so head to Faith & Whiskey on Fullerton for $1 domestic beers, plus $4 Jack Daniels shots and $6 whiskey lemonades every Wednesday. It'll be the weekend before you know it--and you'll still have a few dollars to spare.
Need a mid-week distraction? Then head to this West Loop sports bar, where the $3 Cuervo Silver shots, $4 margaritas and $14 Mexican beer buckets will keep you entertained all night long without racking up your credit card. Feeling a little tipsy from all that tequila? Sidle up to the bar for a sweet taco deal--$6 for three fish tacos. Then go home and go to bed, because you have to go to work tomorrow!