The Haute Seeker

Haute Happy Hour: Chicago Food and Drink Specials August 2019

This month’s Haute Happy Hour roundup is all about the midsummer vibes. The August list to Haute Happy Hour in Chicago consists of cool hangouts, classic bars, and of course, rooftop ‘haute’ spots.

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.


River North – River Roast, 315 N. LaSalle St. 

Mondays are made for champagne and chicken. The new combo, now being offered at River Roast, is the perfect way to kick off the workweek. For $35 guests can enjoy a bottle house sparking, and seasoned fried chicken gobbets with honey. Happy Hour at River Roast also includes additional items such as Rose & Oysters combo for $35, Charcuterie plates, Farmers Market Crudite, Shrimp Ceviche, Burrata, Lobster Burger, and more. Drink deals include their Daily Punch ($7), Rotating Can ($5), and House Wine ($6/glass, $27/bottle). 

Food and drink specials available Monday – Friday from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

River North – High Dive, 1938 West Chicago Ave.

Rack some games of pool over drink specials at High Dive Bar in West Town. The bar offers up half-priced drinks every Monday. “All beverages?” Yes. That’s right. All beverages.

Happy Hour specials are available from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


River North – Public House, 400 N State St.

Burger + a beer = the perfect Tuesday Happy Hour combination. Enjoy a burger and a beer every Tuesday for $10 at the Public House in River North. Other available food and drink specials, at this famous beer hall includes $5 Beers, $6 Sangria and Select Wines, $3 Al A Carte Tacos, and $11 Summer Flatbreads.

Happy Hour specials are available Monday – Friday from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Gold Coast – Devereaux, 1118 N State St.

Rooftop happy hours continue throughout August. The Devereaux, located on the 18th floor of the Viceroy Hotel in the Gold Coast offers snacks, such as $5 Garlic Fries and Buffalo Cauliflower to $6 Beers and Wines, as well as $10 cocktails. Grab bites, drinks, and cocktails poolside at this happy hour spot in the Gold Coast with unobstructed views of Chicago’s picturesque skyline and Lake Michigan.

Happy Hour specials are available Monday through Friday, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


UIC – Bureau Bar, 724 W Maxwell St. 

Wine down with drinks as you vibe out to live music by a local DJ, every Wednesday at The Bureau Bar near UIC. Drink specials include $7 martinis as well as a free appetizer with the purchase of two regular-priced cocktails (per person).

Happy Hour specials are available Wednesday through Friday, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

West Loop- Eden, 1748 W Lake St. 

Find yourself at Chicago’s very own garden of Eden for happy hour in Chicago. The contemporary West Loop restaurant off food specials, like $16 Fried Chicken and $8 Beef Samosas. Drinks include specialty cocktails for $10 as well as champagne, wine, and rose by the glass.

Happy Hour Specials are available Wednesday through Friday from 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Bar service only.


Edgewater – Handmade Happy Hour, 1070 W Granville Ave.

Shop and sip during Happy Hour in Chicago. Handmade Happy Hour invites you for aperitif or digestif as you shop handmade goods by makers and artists from Chicago. The event features ten artists and takes place in the Edgewater neighborhood.

The August edition of Handmade Happy Hour takes place August 15th from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Loop – Cerise Rooftop, 203 N Wabash. 

Network with fellow creatives in Chicago during this month’s ‘Haute’ Happy Hour. Agency Afterhours features award-winning creative professionals as well as newbies and pros to the industry, for a candid networking experience. Enjoy discounted drinks during this downtown happy hour.

Drink specials available every Thursday at Cerise Rooftop for creative industry professionals, from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 pm.


The Loop- Fisk & Co. 225 N Wabash Ave.

Shuck and dive into the $1 happy hour specials by Fisk & Co. in The Loop. The savvy seafood restaurant inside the Kimpton Monaco Hotel offers $1 oysters throughout the weekday along with rotating drinks specials during their “Aw Shucks” Happy Hour.

Happy Hour specials are available Monday – Friday from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Logan Square – The Owl, 2521 N Milwaukee Ave.

The neighborhood dive bar is the perfect place to closeout out a long work week. Every Friday, enjoy the Early Bird Special—1/2 cocktails and beers. Not a bad way to close out the week.

The Early Bird drink specials are available from Sunday – Friday from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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