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Six Chicago happy hours to check out in June

Written by
Anthony Settipani

Look, we get it. It's hard being cooped up inside all day daydreaming about rooftop yoga sessions when summer is upon us. Fortunately, there's no shortage of post-work happy hours to look forward to this month. Here are the best deals happening in June. 

Monday–Friday: Latinicity Food Hall + Lounge, the bustling lunch destination inside Block 37, quiets down at the end of the day. Stop in and chill out from 4 to 7pm with $5 Margarita Tradicionales and Sangria Roja or Blanca plus $3 draft beer. 

Monday–Friday: Tacos are the winning move at Broken English, Chicago's expanding Mexican pub headquartered in the Loop. From 4 to 7pm, cash in on $2 sweet and tangy pork carnitas tacos and $3 imported beers. Rinse and repeat.

Monday–Friday: From 5 to 6pm and 9 to 10pm Sunday through Thursday, Bottlefork welcomes gin lovers for its Gin & Tonic Happy Hour, featuring mix-and-match cocktails for $8 each. Choose from local spirits like FEW or more widespread varieties like Hendrick's and Damrak, then pick your tonic and botanicals.  

Monday–Friday: It’s hard to argue with half-price beers on tap, but half-off everything (except shots)? We'll take it. Throw in a great neighborhood vibe, good music and ultra-friendly bartenders, and you've got a winning combination at Lincoln Park's AliveOne. Happy hour runs 5–7pm on weekdays.

Saturday–Sunday: Who says happy hour has to be about booze? Real Good Juice Co. is riding the happy hour wave with what they're calling the “Ecstatic 121 Minutes and 47 Seconds.” On Saturdays and Sundays from 5 to 7:01pm, guests can enjoy $2 off juices and $1 Real Good Feel Good shots at both Old Town and Southport locations. 

Monday–Thursday: From 5 to 7pm, Brando's Speakeasy offers discounts on several classic cocktails as well as beer from Revolution Brewing Co. Food-wise, you can enjoy $3 flatbreads and small pizzas and $5 cheese and meat trays. And if you're in the mood to sing, the bar's on-demand karaoke will keep the tunes—for better or worse—shaking all night long. 

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