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Winter Olympics 2014 restaurant and bar specials

Watch hockey, skating and luge over cocktail specials and burgers.


The Olympics kick off on February 7, so it's time to start making your game plan. Whether you want to compete in bar games while watching hockey or eat a burger inspired by a participating country, here's where you can catch all the action.

American Junkie In addition to showing Olympic games and events on an 8’x16’ screen, American Junkie will be screening the competitive action on all of their 34 TVs. Support the U.S. team by snacking on red, white and blue snow cones for $10. The cherry, piña colada and blue raspberry treats are made with Skyy Vodka and will be available during the opening ceremonies on Feb 7 and during all hockey games.   

Cactus Bar & Grill The opening ceremonies screen at 6:30pm on Feb and you’ll be ready with Sochi-inspired cocktails like a Moscow Mule, with Russian Standard vodka and ginger beer or the Tolstoy Tang, with Russian Standard vodka, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup. The games will screen each day starting at 11am.

Chicago Q The barbecue spot will show the Olympics in the bar, where you can order pulled pork sandwiches while drinking cocktails like Pins & Needles, made with Plymouth Gin, St. Germain and Prosecco. 

Four Corners Restaurants Head to Brownstone, Benchmark, Crossing, Kirkwood, Schoolyard, Sidebar or WestEnd for a daily burger inspired by an Olympic country. It kicks off Feb 10 with a Greek lamb burger with feta and mint salad and closes Feb 21 with the U.S. burger, a beef burger with bacon, BBQ sauce and Merkt’s cheddar.

Franklin Tap Watch the opening ceremonies on Feb 7 at 6:30pm while sipping beers from around the world, like England’s Morland Old Crafty Hen, Italy’s Moretti La Rossa and Germany’s Weihenstephaner Vitus. The games will screen each day starting at 11am.

Howells & Hood The beer-focused restaurant will offer a Winter Games flight of five international beers. For $18, try Bourgogne Des Flanders from Belgium, Meantime IPA from the United Kingdom, Krombacher Dark from Germany, Vandermill Blue Gold from the U.S. and La Fin Du Monde from Canada.

The Grid Watch the games while drinking $5 Russian Standard vodka cocktails (like a Moscow Mule) and get specials like $5 pizzas from 4-6pm Mon–Fri and half off bottles of wine on Wednesdays.

Old Town Pour House While watching the games sip the $16 Winter Games flight with Sunner Kolsch, Maudite Belgian Dark Ale, Meantime IPA and Blanche De Brussels.

Old Town Social There’s a special menu of Olympic cocktails, like the Gold Medal, with tequila, aperol, lime, agave, orange blossom and grapefruit. Plus there’s a special Olympic shot, the Torch Shot, with consists of cinnamon whiskey and caramel vodka poured down an Olympic-themed ice luge. Each weekend, the Breakfast of Champions will be offered and includes two eggs, two pancakes, two turkey sausage patties, two slices of house-smoked bacon, hash brown casserole and toast.

Sedgwick’s Bar & Grill What better way to celebrate the Olympics than by playing eating and drinking games? Sedgwick’s third Olympwick’s Games features events like the Alpine Challenge, in which contestants race to finish a Tater Tot Mountain, covered in bacon, queso and sour cream and the Ice Luge Competition. Events are held Thursday Feb 13 and 20 and Sunday Feb 9, 16 and 23. The closing ceremonies will be held on Feb 23 at 5pm. 

Tavernita Throughout the Olympics, Tavernita will be making the Sochi Spice cocktail, with Bison Grass Vodka, Russian Spice Tea, cinnamon, clove, lemon and orange bitters.

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