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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.
Analogue offers Tuesday night fried chicken dinners.
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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 19 ways to get tacos, pizza, cocktails and beer for much, much less.
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Tuesday restaurant deals

Bars, Cocktail bars


icon-location-pin Logan Square

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.

Restaurants, Contemporary American

The Bedford

icon-location-pin Wicker Park

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.

Bars, Pubs

Bullhead Cantina

icon-location-pin Humboldt Park

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.

Restaurants, Contemporary American

The Drinkingbird

icon-location-pin Lincoln Park

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.

Bars, Gastropubs

Dusek's Board and Beer

icon-location-pin Lower West Side

Each Tuesday, Dusek's hosts Flight Night, which offers three snacks paired with three beers for $15.

Bars, Gastropubs


icon-location-pin Lincoln Park

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.

Restaurants, Southwestern American


icon-location-pin River West/West Town

The Noble Square Mexican spot offers half-price bottles of wine each Tuesday.

Restaurants, Contemporary American

Marion Street Cheese Market

icon-location-pin Oak Park

On Tuesdays, the Oak Park restaurant offers unlimited wine, cheese, bites from the menu and dessert for $20. The deal runs from 6-8pm in the market’s tasting room, and there are new bites to try each week.

Restaurants, Seafood

New England Seafood Company Fish Market

icon-location-pin Lake View

Some of the fish market's best dishes are just $2 on Tuesdays. Load up on fish tacos and small soups for $2, and sip $2 Bud Lights and Miller Lites. Bring the kids for $2 kids meals.

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