Cheap eats guide to Tuesday restaurant deals

The cheapest—and therefore best—night to go out? It's Tuesday. Scrounge up your pennies and get great restaurant deals on burgers, pizza and Malört.

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You thought Saturday was the best night to go out? Wrong. It turns out that Tuesday night is the new Saturday—if you want to save some cash and eat great food. Here are 15 ways to get tacos, pizza, cocktails and beer for much, much less.

Analogue

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The Logan Square cocktail bar is known for its fantastic Cajun food, and each Tuesday, it also offers a chicken dinner. Twelve bucks gets you two pieces of Gunthorp Farms fried chicken, slaw, mashed potatoes and gravy, dirty rice and a biscuit.

  1. 2523 N Milwaukee Ave
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The Bedford

  • Price band: 2/4

The Bedford offers a $14 burger and beer special each Tuesday. Get a cheeseburger topped with American cheese, Bibb lettuce, tomato, onion and special sauce, plus fries and a beer.

  1. 1612 W Division St, (between Ashland and Marshfield Aves)
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Bullhead Cantina

  • Price band: 1/4

Each Tuesday, Bullhead Cantina offers $5 burgers (a half-pound charred burger with grilled onions, tomato and chipotle mayo) and fries. Pair it with a $5 craft cocktail.

  1. 1143 N California Ave
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The Drinkingbird

Drinkingbird celebrates Burger Tuesday, when $10 will get you the special burger of the month plus a draft beer. Prefer to drink your dinner? Bottles of wine are $20 and glasses are $5.

  1. 2201 N Clybourn Ave
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Dusek's Board and Beer

  • Price band: 2/4
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Each Tuesday, Dusek's hosts Flight Night, which offers three snacks paired with three beers for $15.

  1. 1227 W 18th St
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Fairways

  • Price band: 2/4

The golf-themed restaurant and bar serves up $2 tacos that come filled with kimchi, romesco sauce and queso fresco, plus a choice of angry chicken, carnitas, grilled flank steak or charred tofu. It's spicy, so you'll need the $5 margaritas and $2 Tecates.

  1. 1141 W Armitage Ave
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Flo

  • Price band: 1/4
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The Noble Square Mexican spot offers half-price bottles of wine each Tuesday.

  1. 1434 W Chicago Ave
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La Sardine

  • Price band: 2/4

Go to town on French food at La Sardine, where you'll get a three-course meal for $27.50.

  1. 111 N Carpenter St
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Owen & Engine

  • Price band: 2/4
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For $15, get the British pub's killer burger, plus a pint of beer and shot of whiskey.

  1. 2700 N Western Ave
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Public House

  • Price band: 2/4

This one is an absolute steal—for just $10, you get the special monthly burger, fries and a beer pairing.

  1. 400 N State St,
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Reno

  • Price band: 1/4
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Every Tuesday, Reno offers two for $20 pizzas (they're usually around $14–$16 apiece), plus $2 PBRs and $2 whiskey shots.

  1. 2607 N Milwaukee Ave
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Sono Wood Fired

  • Price band: 1/4

Grab a pal and share two pizzas for the price of one each Tuesday.

  1. 1582 N Clybourn Ave
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Taco Joint

  • Price band: 2/4

Chow down on $2 barbacoa and cochinita tacos, and get $2 off all tequilas.

  1. 1969 N Halsted St
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Three Aces

  • Price band: 1/4

What else would a "Chicago Special" be than an Old Style tall boy and a shot of Jeppson's Malört? It's $5 each Tuesday at Three Aces.

  1. 1321 W Taylor St
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Twisted Spoke

  • Price band: 1/4

Plan your next happy hour at Twisted Spoke—each Tuesday, a dozen beers are just $2.50 apiece.

  1. 501 N Ogden Ave
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Two

  • Price band: 2/4

Two celebrates Tuesday with a killer deal: $12 for duck egg fettuccine (which was on our 2013 100 Best Dishes list), and a house cocktail.

  1. 1132 W Grand Ave
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