We’re happy (hour) to share our curated list of the best restaurants in the Chicagoland area to toast at for happy hour. From urban rooftops and restaurants to suburban gems, we’re sharing the go-to spots with the greatest deals.  

Komo | Chicago, IL 

You’re in luck because Komo, in the heart of West Loop, grants guests a luxurious, elevated happy hour every day from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Revel in Komo’s deluxe favorites including fried karaage bao, Japanese tacos, and spicy tuna crunch. Don’t worry, it gets better. Pair those delicious items with half off featured specialty cocktails every Tuesday – Friday. For more information on Komo, visit: https://komochicago.com/menu/ or call (312) 465-2250. 

The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant | Chicago, IL 

The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant located in South Loop features a variety of happy hour deals for their guests. Tuesday – Friday from 4:00pm – 5:30pm deals begin at $5. Whether you want to indulge in the oysters, black truffle and mushroom aracini or the signature lobster bisque, it will pair perfectly with the 50% off spirits and cocktails. The deal isn’t done yet… enjoy half off bottles of wine on Wine Down Wednesdays. For more information, visit https://www.chicagofirehouse.com/ 

Depot | Chicago, IL 

If you find yourself roaming around the Loop, it’s a must to stop at Depot, located at the Canopy Hotel, for happy hour deals starting at $7! The retro and stylish restaurant welcomes guests for happy hour every Monday – Friday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. From their signature cocktails to their pesto margarita flatbreads, you won’t leave disappointed… or hungry. For more information regarding Depot, visit www.hilton.com/en/hotels/chijbpy-canopy-chicago-central-loop or call (773) 809-6750. 

Forbidden Root | Chicago, IL 

Known as Chicago’s first botanic brewery, Forbidden Root located in West Town offers happy hour deals left and right! Every Monday – Thursday from 3:00pm – 6:00pm and Friday from 3:00pm – 5:00pm guests can kick back and relax with their salt and vinegar popcorn, beer cheese and crackers, or the house spicy beef jerky. Don’t forget about Forbidden Root’s staple beer flight for only $10! Visit https://forbiddenroot.com/restaurant-brewery or call (312) 929-2202 to see what else they have to offer. 

Cultivate by Forbidden Root | Chicago, IL 

Did Forbidden Root catch your eye but you’re not near West Town? Don’t worry because they’ve opened their third location, Cultivate by Forbidden Root, right in Ravenswood.  Cultivate by Forbidden Root welcomes guests for happy hour Monday – Thursday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm and Fridays from 3:00 – 5:00pm. Not only do they offer their Cultivate beer flight but also $2 oysters every Tuesday. Check out their website for more information https://forbiddenroot.com/ or call (773) 961-7919.  

Oaken Bistro + Bar | Lake Forest, IL 

Looking for a midday pick-me-up? Look no further, because Oaken Bistro + Bar in Lake Forest offers the perfect options to satisfy that craving. Every weekday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm, Oaken presents their happy hour specials, featuring everything from specialty cocktails to delicious small bites. Starting at just $7, indulge in Oaken’s tantalizing Lemon Parmesan Fries, Truffle Popcorn, Oaxacan Pico de Gallo, and more. It gets even better when you pair your appetizers with their Rain Forester Margarita, Ginger & Spice Manhattan, or Red Oak Tree cocktail, starting at just $5. Treat yourself to a delightful break and visit https://www.oakenbistro.com/ or call (847) 582-6410 for more details. 

Hearth Lounge | Oakbrook, IL 

If you’re seeking the perfect excuse to unwind with a drink, Hearth Lounge, nestled within the Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook, offers a special for every day of the week. From Martini Mondays to Draft Tuesdays, Wine Wednesdays, and even Old-Fashioned Thursdays, they’ve got you covered! From 4:00pm to 6:00pm, indulge in your favorites starting at just $5 for beverages and enjoy 50% off select appetizers. For more details on the restaurant, visit https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/illinois/hyatt-lodge/chilo/dining or call (630) 568-1234.