If you’re going to celebrate Independence Day in Chicago, you’ve got to have plenty of local food and drinks, right? And luckily, you won’t have to spend a fortune on great eats during the holiday. Whether you’re looking for dinner, drinks or a little bit of both, there won’t be a shortage of Fourth of July deals- we promise. Check out some of these must-try fourth specials below!
What could possibly make a Chicago hot dog or slice of pizza better? A special Fourth of July discount! Plenty of local Chicago joints are ready to celebrate the fourth with discounts and special offerings. A corner tavern called Lotties annually features great deals in July, including discounted Chicago hot dogs and $4 Fireball. Belly Up Smokehouse & Saloon serves up classic BBQ and usually hosts a special Fourth of July picnic. At the picnic you’ll find an extra tasty menu featuring candied bacon and “windy city sliders.” If you’re visiting the weekend after the fourth, head to Commonwealth Tavern for their brunch, which includes a build-your-own bloody mary and mimosa bar. Or visit the sports bar Flagship for their bottomless weekend brunch.
Traveling can get expensive real fast if you’re buying drinks- especially around the holidays. Drink smart and look for deals like these ones. Clark Street Dog is a hot dog joint that serves cheap beer and summer cocktails on the fourth. And Chicago’s ENO Wine Room is known for its festive Red, White and Bleu wine and cheese flight. The flight features signature red & white wine pours, along with an array of bleu cheeses. This winery also has patio seating facing Navy Pier’s firework shows.
Restaurants Near The Willows
If you choose to stay at Chicago’s Willows Hotel (which we think you should), make sure to stop at one of the many great restaurants in the area. Wheat’s End Café is located right near the hotel and considered to be “gluten-free heaven.” Wheat’s End serves breakfast, brunch and lunch using all gluten-free ingredients. Renaldi’s Pizza Pub is another must-stop spot near The Willows, offering authentic Chicago pizza. And for dessert, visit Stan’s Donuts and Coffee! Within walking distance of the Willows, their signature donuts make for the perfect sweet treat.
With all of these fantastic food and drink specials, why not treat yourself to a nearby Chicago hotel, like the Willows Hotel? At this beautiful boutique hotel, you’ll feel as if you just walked straight into a French country home. Accented with 19th century-style furnishings, the Willows Hotel is a great choice for anyone visiting Chicago during the fourth.
WHERE TO STAY
The moment you arrive, you’ll feel the effortless charm of a French country home, accented by our 19th century-style furnishings and the warm welcome of our friendly staff. 555 West Surf, Chicago, IL 60657. 888.779.1904.