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Lost Lake is one of the best bars in Chicago.
Photograph: Martha WilliamsLost Lake is one of the best bars in Chicago.

5 happy hour specials to check out this week

Written by
Elizabeth Atkinson

Back to the grind, Chicago. I hope your weekend was lovely and filled with Olympics enjoyment. We've got lots of great happy hour specials for you this week, along with a few guides on where to watch the Olympics and themed specials. If you're not getting into the games, here are a few happy hour specials to help you simply make it to the weekend.

Monday: If you need an escape from whatever your Monday brought you, head to Lost Lake from 6–9pm. The tiki spot will be serving up $10 cocktails and the Lost Girls Vintage Clothing truck will be sitting outside, so you can get some shopping in between drinks.

Tuesday: Half price margaritas? Count us in. Castaways has cheap lime-filled drinks from 4–8pm. If you stare out at Lake Michigan, you can almost imagine that you're on a spur-of-the-moment tropical getaway.

Friday: Tuscany on Taylor Street has your Friday night wines settled. Grab 50% off all glasses of wine from 4–6pm and get ready for the weekend. There are other happy hour specials each day of the week from 4–6pm, so if you're looking for call well drinks (Monday) or cheap beers (Wednesday), you'll find them here.

Monday–Friday: Head to MAK from 5–7pm for $3 beers (yes, really), like Revolution Anti-Hero, Lucky Buddha and Tsing Tao. Your post-work beer plans are all set.

Every day: Off Color is the brewery of the month at Sheffield's. That means that every single day, whenever Sheffield's is open, you'll be able to watch a baseball game while downing $5 drafts of Off Color, which sounds like a pretty good night to us.

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