Chicago bars with Fourth of July deals


Cityscape Photograph: Jeremy Bolen

The city is definitely gearing up for Fourth of July festivities. Navy Pier alone has three fireworks shows in four days. And many Chicago restaurants are offering great holiday dinner specials. But you need to wash down all that deliciousness with something, right? These restaurants and bars around the city are looking to spice up the celebrations with food and drink specials for Independence Day revelers. 

Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club Fans of innovative cocktails can celebrate here with “All American” martini specials starting July 4 and continuing through the weekend. The drink specials include As American As Apple Pie, featuring Pinnacle whipped vodka, apple pucker, a splash of cream and a graham cracker crust; Hot Diggity Dog, made of Stoli Hot vodka and Kit Kat’s housemade Bloody Mary mix, garnished with a Vienna Beef hot dog; and Fireworks, with Hpnotiq Harmonie, Champagne and grenadine, rimmed with Pop Rocks. 

Lottie’s Pub This bar's Independence Day celebration kicks off on July 3 and continues through July 4. Drink specials include $3 American craft cans (including Avery, New Belgium, Ska, Breckenridge, Oscar Blues and more) and $4 vodka lemonades. Celebrators can also enjoy $9 cheese pizza. 

Howl at the Moon This piano bar's Fourth of July party is July 3. Drink specials include $4 Miller Lite Bottles, $5 Bacardi drinks and $20 86 oz. cheery Cool Aid buckets. 

HUB 51 Specials at Hub 51’s annual Fourth of July celebration include $6 Bloody Marys and mimosas, $2 Miller High Life and brunch starting at 10 am on July 4. It will also serve $2 Miller High Life on July 3. 

Carnivale This West Loop hot spot will celebrate Independence Day with Firecracker margaritas ($9.25). Carnivale will be closed for lunch on July 4, but will reopen for dinner July 4 at 5pm. 

Tavern on Rush In celebration of Independence Day, Tavern on Rush is serving up a special Fireworks pina colada ($11) layered with housemade strawberry puree, Cruzan rum, creamy coconut, pineapple juice and Blue Curacao. And if you celebrate too hard and somehow manage to lose your shirt, don’t worry: Tavern on Rush is giving away free Tavern on Rush T-shirts to anyone who orders the Fireworks pina colada (while supplies last).

O’Donovan’s Pub & Restaurant This North Center spot will be serving up a full rack of barbecue baby back ribs with french fries from 11am–11pm on July 4 for $10.95, while a half rack with fries is $7.95. Wash them down with several drink specials, including $3 PBR drafts, $15 pitchers of Tito’s lemonade, $10 buckets of Schlitz 16-ounce tall boy cans (three cans per bucket), $5 pink and blue frozen vodka-lemonade slushies, and other red, white, and blue–inspired cocktails. 

Cityscape Bar This bar with scenic views of the Chicago skyline will be serving $8 specialty cocktails July 3–7. The Red, White, and Blue features Bacardi Razz and Sierra Mist with layers of grenadine and Blue Curacao over ice, while the Sweet Independence martini consists of Absolut vodka, strawberry mix and prosecco.

The Pony This Lakeview hot spot will celebrate Independence Day early with a pre-Fourth of July Party on July 3. The kitchen will serve  $5 16-inch American grilled cheese sandwiches. Partygoers can wash down the monster sandwich with $6 Red, White & Blue Pony Punch served in 24-ounce hurricane glasses. 



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