The Best Summer Happy Hours in Chicago

Summer is perfect for drinking, partying, and catching up with friends. Naturally, the Chicago bar scene is always in full-fledged once the highest temperature stays above the 60s. As always, Chicago bars are launching a ton of summer happy hours in Chicago with the tastiest bites and the freshest drinks. Grab a quick drink after a long workday to decompress or spontaneously meet up with a friend in town. This summer, Chicago is ready to pamper you with good drinks and sweet deals.

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912 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610


With a 65-seat patio, Adalina is one of the best spots to chill and people-watch in Gold Coast. For summer Happy Hours, Adalina has launched the new aperitivo menu which will be available only on the patio. It will be available Monday-Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends during brunch. The menu features a variety of $10 spritzes, all of which can be made into large format cocktails to serve 8 people, along with $1 oysters, tuna crudo, shrimp cocktail and more. Spritzes include

  • Jet Set, with Buisse Aperitivo, Cointreau, Strawberry, Lemon, Prosecco
    Divina Costiera, with Grey Goose Peach Rosemary, St. Germain, Lemongrass, Prosecco
    Turquoise Waters, with Empress Gin, Creme De Mure, Ginger, Lime, Prosecco
    Striped Umbrella, with Maestro Dobel Diamante, Fresh Watermelon, Cucumber, Basil, Lime, Scrappy’s Fire, Graten Meyer Rose
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112 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654


Contemporary Chicago speakeasy Arbella will debut their newest menu this June, including a new happy hour. The new happy hour features $6 beer of the day, $9 glass of wine, and some crowd favorite cocktails for the season. Every day, the happy hour features a kitchen special item at market price. Or, you can never go wrong with Arbella’s chicken tender for some quick munchies.

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3632 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613


Lakeview’s favorite spot has just elevated the “happy hour” standard in the city! Recently launched, Mordecai’s new and extended happy hour specials are now offered seven days a week. Happening every weekday and on the weekends, guests can enjoy $10 featured cocktails and $8 bar snacks, including beef-fat fries, marinated olives, and pimento cheese with house crackers (offered at the bar only).

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118 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654

Your River North fave has officially launched its new summer happy hours! Offered Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at first-floor bar seatings only, guests can enjoy a selection of discounted Peruvian favorites, such as fried yucca balls ($8), corn empanadas ($7), chicken skewers ($7), cebiche ($16), and more! Drink deals include $10 select cocktails, $10 select wines by the glass, and $6 select beer.

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Le Select

504 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654

Le Select is launching “L’Apero” this week, available at the bar from Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. During this brand new summer Happy Hour, guests can indulge in $1.50 oysters, $10 sips, bar bites and the “American in Paris” special which includes the Le Select burger, fries and choice of drink for just $25.


Lure Fishbar

616 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611

Summer calls for the ocean, sushis, and sashimi. That’s why you should stop by Lure Fishbar during happy hours. Every day from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., diners can enjoy $12 selected cocktails, $10 glasses of wine, $10 sakes, and $6 beers. Choose from Lure’s crowd-favorite bar snacks including the Shrimp Po’boy Slider and Caviar Deviled Eggs, sushi specials, or delicious Blue Point Oysters served with cocktail sauce and mignonette.

TAO Chicago

632 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654

Have you heard? TAO just revamped their Happy Hour menu! We must say: TAO’s cocktail program is one of the best in town. Now, you have the chance to enjoy some of their most classic cocktails, including Lychee Martini (my personal favorite), and the beloved TAO-Tini for $10 each during their summer happy hours! Happy hour snacks include Oysters with ponzu mignonette, Chicken Wing Lollipops with peanuts, Thai basil, sweet and sour, Shishito peppers with yuzu and sesame, and other small bites.

daisy's summer happy hours in chicago
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Daisy’s Po’Boy & Tavern

Daisy’s Po’Boy & Tavern is a New Orleans-style restaurant by James Beard Award Winning Chef Erick Williams. The restaurant just launched its new happy hour program, and you really can’t beat these deals. Daisy’s summer happy hours are Tuesday thru Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The menu features $1 Wings (by 1/2 dozen), $7 Mini Hurricanes (limit 4), $7 3-inch Shrimp Po-Boys, $8 1/4 Muffaletta, and $9 Mardi Gras Punch.

The Original Mother’s

26 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60610

Enjoy Happy Hour every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. featuring $5 Bud & Bud Lights, $5 Patron, $5 Jack Daniel’s, $5 Tito’s, and $5 Select Wine at The Original Mother’s, then get ready for Chicago’s best live Dueling Piano sing-along shows every Thursday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and every Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. The shows consist of two grand pianos and charismatic entertainers behind the keys with the addition of a rock band drummer. Name a cooler summer happy hour in town — we will wait!

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202 S Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60606

As one of the hottest new restaurants in Chicago, Kindling’s summer happy hours are everything you could ask for. Food specials include Twice Cooked Sweet Potato and Kindling’s World Famous Confit Chicken Wings with charred jalapeño, garlic, lime and scallion, drink specials include $8 or $11 wines by the glass and selected cocktails. Gather your friends or coworkers, feast, and battle for the championship at Foosball or Shuffleboard on the second floor.

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Broken Barrel Bar

2548 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Looking for a quick, casual, but new Summer happy hour in Chicago? Look no further than one of our favorites: the Broken Barrel Bar. They have recently revamped their lunch and happy hour menu, and we are loving the new offers. On Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., guests can enjoy $5 well drinks, $5 house margs and house wines, and $5 Goose Island Drafts & Tallboy Cans⁠. Happy hour food items include half-price Cheese Curds and Warm Pretzel Twists⁠: perfect for a quick munch!

La Terrace

Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile, 20 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611

Re-opening Memorial Day Weekend, Sofitel Magnificent Mile Chicago’s La Terrace is the ideal spot to experience both the vibrant energy of the Gold Coast neighborhood combined with the atmosphere of southern France. Their cocktail menu features exclusive, rejuvenating beverages from the Sofitel Spritz Cocktail collection, while their summer menu features delightful dishes from the south of France. Throughout the summer, La Terrace offers weekly live music, creating a lively atmosphere for happy hours, date nights and more.

Alma at Hotel Zachary

3630 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613

Guests and locals are invited to kick off their weekend with a delicious and satisfying mix of Bubbles & Beats at Alma’s Summer Happy Hours. Each Friday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Alma will host some of the city’s top talent spinning everything from top hits to undiscovered gems, while guests sip on a variety of bubbly. From sparkling cocktails to elevated champagne selections, the Bubbles & Beats menu features plenty of options and light bites to start the night. Reservations can be made on Resy