Burger and fries from Lux Bar in the Chicago Gold Coast as featured on The Haute Seeker

Haute Happy Hour: Best Food and Drink Deals January 2020

Burger and fries from Lux Bar in the Chicago Gold Coast as featured on The Haute Seeker
Image | LUXBAR Chicago

From ‘Dry-January’ themed mocktails to delicious bites under $10— the January edition of Haute Happy Hour as everything you need to push through the first month of the year.

The key phrase in happy hour is ‘happy.’ So, keep in mind that menus are subject to change, as many menus often do because of seasonality and availability. Be sure to contact the restaurant or visit their website for additional details before heading out to the happy hour of your choosing.


Gold Coast – Sparrow, 12 W Elm St

Visit the reclaimed neighborhood bar Sparrow for happy hour specials in the Gold Coast. Inspired by the swanky hotel lobby bar, the rum-focused cocktail bar offers $5 Daiquiri’s every Monday, along with wine and drafts are both half-off.

Happy hour drink specials at Sparrow in the Gold Coast are available 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Boystown – BITES Asian kitchen + bar3313 N Clark St

BITES Asian kitchen + bar has food and drinks specials and daily specials that sure to start your work week off right. Every Monday is ‘Bunday’ at the Asian restaurant and cocktail bar. Grab three buns of your choice for only $10. Please take advantage of this dine-in only offer by pairing it a $5, $ Sake Bomb, $2 Miller Lite, or $1 Crab Chips.

Food and drink specials are available Monday – Friday 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Daily food specials vary and are available Sunday – Monday.

River North – Parlay112 W Hubbard St

Enjoy happy hour specials for under $10 at Parlay at Joy District in the River North neighborhood. The sports bar offers $7 appetizers, $7 Cincoro Tequila, and $7 pizzas. Choose your favorite and take advantage of this deals every weekday in downtown Chicago.

Happy hour food and drink specials at Parlay are available Monday – Friday between 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Gold Coast – Lux Bar, 18 E Bellevue Pl.

Reserve your seat at the LUXBAR, the popular Gold Coast neighborhood bar and restaurant. The modern American pub, happy hour deals include $5 glasses of select wines, beers, and bar bites that are $5 and under.

Happy Hour specials are available from 3 p.m.-6 p.m., $5 glasses of select wines and beer, and new menu items.

River North – Ema74 W Illinois St.

Are you embracing ‘Dry January’ but still craving a cocktail? Grab your work crew and head over to EMA for a happy hour downtown this month. The Meditteranean food-focused restaurant offers specialty mocktails all month long, such as the Guilt-Free, Archipelago, and I.C.B.U.N.G. Pair the drink with a Charred Eggplant Spread, Crispy Brussel Sprouts, or Spicy Hummus—all under $5 bucks. Don’t worry, this menu features drinks for those who have not given up alcohol as well this month.

Happy Hour specials at EMA are available Monday – Friday from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Loop – Stock and Ledger Kitchen & Spirits, 70 W Madison St.

Easily centered in the heart of the Loop, Stock and Ledger Kitchen & Spirits offers sizable happy hour specials to match its bustling neighborhood. Take advantage of happy hour foods such as $12 Truffle Meatballs, $10 Focaccia Pizza, and $9 Trio of Dips. Satisfy your post-work quench with $8 wines and margaritas, $5 beers, and $10 cocktails.

Happy Hour deals are available Monday – Friday from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the bar and patio only.

West Loop- Sepia123 N Jefferson St.

Enjoy Sepia’s ‘Greatest Hits’ during their weekly happy hour in Chicago this January. The West Loop restaurant showcase of signature items includes $7 bites such as Blistered Shishito Peppers with Maldon Sea Salt and Crispy Chickpea Panisse with Tarragon Aioli and Local Tomatoes. After-work libations from Sepia includes $7 cocktails such as the Sepia Old Fashioned as well as a selection of wines and beers. 

Sepia’s ‘Greatest Hits’ is available exclusively in the bar and lounge from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Wicker Park – Fifolet1942 W Division St

Fifolet, New Orleans inspired restaurant and cocktail bar offers a selection that will make you feel like you are truly in the ‘Big Easy.’ Happy hour specials include drinks like $4 drafter beers and house wines. Stick around after happy hour for a $35 Cajun-style dinner package for two.

Happy Hour deals are available daily from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Lakeview – Beat Kitchen2100 W Belmont Ave,

Take a seat and enjoy one or more of the many foods and drink specials that Beat Kitchen as to offer. The restaurant and bar offer deals like $5 Old Style and Rebel Yell shot, $7 Lagunitas 12th of Never, and a Redemption shot. Stop in on a Thursday for $5 off Burgers with Tots or Friday and Saturday for $5 off Empanadas. Beat Kitchen also offers a range of live entertainment that ranges from comedy to music. Come for the food and drink 

Pilsen – Tack Room, 1807 S Allport St.

Take a trip to Chicago’s Southwest side neighborhood of Pilsen for happy hour deals this month. Tack Room is home to ‘Happiest Hour,’ an after-work event that features live music by local bands and drinks specials on Friday nights at the Tack Room. This month, catch live music from Rene Avila’s Afro-Cuban Quartet, as you enjoy drinks such as the Banhez Mezcal Corpse Revivers, and Pisco Mistral Pisco Sours at the bar for just $8 each, plus $3 Bohemia Beer.

This ‘Happiest Hour’ event takes place Friday, January 10th, from 6:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m.


Need more food and drink specials choices? Check out past Haute Happy Hour deals for more after-work options.


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