If you've got Friday off for the Fourth of July, there's nothing wrong with firing up the grill and cracking open some craft beer at home a day early. But you can also take it easy and have Chicago restaurants do the hard work. Before you stake out a spot to watch the fireworks, check out everything from deals on scones to cocktail specials.
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To celebrate the Fourth of July and Bastille Day, Toni Patisserie and Cafe will offer $10 champagne flights from July 4-10. The flight includes red, white and blue champagnes with added flavors. The restaurant will also serve themed macarons for $1.75 each.Read more
If you're looking for a great view of the fireworks for the Fourth, stop by Rebar at Trump Tower to try the three cocktails that will be served there for the event. The All-American is a bacon-infused bourbon drink, the Red, White and Blue is a white wine-based drink, and the Firecracker features a mixture of berries and vodka.Read more
Pinstripes will celebrate July 4 with a four-course dinner overlooking the Chicago River. The menu is $49 per person and includes a choice of halibut or filet mignon for the main course. Reservations are required, so make sure you get your seat to watch the fireworks.Read more