Live every hour like it’s happy hour. With summer in full gear, we have outlined our favorite hotspots to check out around the city. Once that clock strikes 5pm, you know where to find us. Grab your coworkers and friends and add the following to your rotating list this season!
Kōmo Chicago, a hot boundless Japanese destination on West Loop’s Restaurant Row, located at 738 W Randolph St. Komo has a great happy hour Tuesday thru Friday from 5-7pm, offering half off featured specialty cocktails such as their signature Hello Kitty Cocktail, made with Botanist Islay Gin, hibiscus-guajillo chili syrup, pineapple juice, lemon juice; Kōmo Passion, their take on a Pisco sour with pisco, passionfruit, egg white; along with the Kōmo Smokeshow, mixed to perfection with Komos Tequila Añejo Cristalino, Tentura Antica Verino Cinnamon Liqueur, bitters, orange peel, smoked. The cocktails utilize intense flavors like passionfruit, guajillo hibiscus syrup, maple bacon syrup, and lychee purées. To pair your libations, delicious a la carte bites are available and include Fried Katsu Baos, Japanese Tacos, Spicy Tuna Ceviche and Duck Salad. Visit www.komochicago.com for more details or to book a reservation today.
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila just recently opened on Restaurant Row in Chicago’s West Loop at 912 W Randolph, offering Happy Hour specials including $4 taco options – Pollo Asado, Carnitas, Al Pastor, Carne Asada, and more, along with $4 chips and salsa and $6 chips and guac. They also have $10 specialty cocktails, $7 shots of Patron, $5 draft beers and $7 wine by the glass. Take a look at their various offerings by visiting www.bodegataqueria.com.
Depot 226 (Located inside the Canopy by Hilton Chicago Central Loop): A retro and stylish restaurant, Depot 226’s Happy Hour is available Thursday-Saturday from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. with select offerings of $12 Canopy Bee’s Knees, $10 Central Margaritas, $8 Select Red & White Wines, $7 Local Draft Beers with snack offerings of $10 hummus and $10 pesto margarita flatbreads. For more information on the restaurant or to make a reservation visit www.hilton.com/en/hotels/chijbpy-canopy-chicago-central-loop or call (773) 809-6750.
Oaken Bistro + Bar
Oaken Bistro + Bar introduces their happy hour menu perfect for a mid-day pick me up. Serving their happy hour menu every weekday from 3-6pm, Oaken has multiple drink offerings from beer, wine to specialty cocktails like their Rainforester Margarita, Ginger & Spice Manhattan, Red Oak Tree and so much more. Pair these delectable drinks with any of their small bites ranging from Lemon Parm Fries, Truffle Popcorn, Oaxacan Pico de Gallo and more. Take a delicious break at Oaken and visit https://www.oakenbistro.com/ for more details or to book a reservation.
Hearth Lounge (Located inside the Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook) Holding a specially curated weekly drink series for happy hour with $7 Martini Mondays, $5 Draft Tuesdays, $6 House Wine Wednesdays, and $8 Old Fashioned Thursdays Hearth Lounge has the perfect beverage for your weekday whine down. Happy Hour is available for dine in only on Monday-Thursdays from 4-6pm with the addition of 50% off select appetizers. For more information on the restaurant or to make a reservation visit https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/illinois/hyatt-lodge/chilo/dining.