Whether you managed to file weeeellll in advance or you’re waiting for till the last second, there’s no more denying it: Tax Day 2018 is officially upon us.
And though, yes – this year’s reckoning has been pushed back to the 17th to accommodate DC Emancipation Day, there’s still not much time before your refund comes in.
Here are the best places offering deals, steals, and specials for tax season 2018 in Chicago.
Garrett Popcorn Shops
Celebrate – or, ya know, curse – April 17th with Chicago’s favorite mix! The shop famous for its caramel corn/cheese pop combo will be hosting a “Tax is On Us” sale on Tax Day – meaning Garrett will cover the sales tax on every bucket you buy. I’ll take 5, please.
Get some much-needed Tax Day Relief at aliveOne in Lincoln Park this Tuesday. The jazz bar and lounge knows your pain and will be offering half off beer and cocktails from 5pm to 7pm and $2 and $3 drafts all night long.
Join the folks at Wicker Park fav Easy Bar for a special edition of $2 Tuesday. All cocktails and beer will be half off from 5pm through 7pm, with $2 and $3 select beers ’till close.
Anyone else in the mood for French? Streeterville’s Bistronomic is doin’ Tax Day up big with a giant portion of baked Alaska for just $4.17.
Get 15% off all takeout orders on 4/16 AND 4/17 when you use the code TAXDAY.
Head to Estelle’s for a Tax Day Happy Hour your wallet – and return – will thank you for. $2 to $5 drink specials will be offered all night long.
Download Potbelly’s mobile app to receive a coupon for one FREE sandwich.
Already have the app? No worries, this sandwich staple is also doin’ a BOGO free deal on April 17th.
Kizuki – our own personal pick for the best damn ramen shop in Chicago – is doing a Tax Day Happy Hour like none other. Swing by from 5pm – 7pm for:
$1 beers (Kirin, Sapporo or Asahi) with a signature ramen purchase
Sapporo or Kirin Ichiban for $4 each
Sake / UMESHU for $5 each
Sapporo Pitcher for $9.99
Momotoro for $6
Pork Chashu Don and Chicken Chasu Don for $3 each
Chicken Karaage and Chicken Wings for $4 each
90 Miles Cuban Cafe
3 empanadas $4.17. All day. Hell yeah.
This Wicker Park bar is offering an $8 Mix & Match Boilermaker Menu featuring a choice of Miller High Life, Victoria, Anderson Valley Gose (seasonal) or Budweiser paired with a choice of Evan Williams, Exotico Tequila, Malort or Fernet. Guests can also enjoy an after-work, half-off everything happy hour from 4 pm to 7 pm along with $2 and $3 select beers all evening.
Get your fill of The Owl’s early bird special from 6pm-8pm – featuring half-off cocktails and beer – but only for those of you who HAVE filed your taxes.
This Chicago-wide favorite is mixing up two especially creative Tax Day drink specials: In the Black ($14) – La Luna Mezcal, creme de noyaux, Black Note amaro and absinthe or In the Red ($8) – creme de noyaux, Deadwood Bourbon, lemon, basil and simple syrup.