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Fourth of July food and drink specials

Celebrate our nation's birthday with specials on cocktails, prix fixe menus and other food and drink deals

Photograph: Cooper Link

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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Bomb Pop cocktail at The Local Chicago

For the Fourth of July, The Local Chicago will serve the Bomb Pop, a new cocktail just for the holiday. It's a vodka-based cocktail with pineapple juice, cherry juice and pineapple foam.

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Magnificent Mile

Champagne flight at Toni Patisserie and Cafe

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.

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Patriotic scones at Scone City

Stop by Scone City on July 3 for two special holiday scones. Chef Laurie McNamara has created two scones, a strawberry blueberry scone, and a roasted blue potato scone featuring dried tomato, basil and thyme. The scones are $3.75 each.

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Noble Square

Themed cocktails at Rebar

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.

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River North

Themed menu at Pinstripes

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.

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