Where to eat and drink for Memorial Day weekend in Chicago


MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND PARTIES AND SPECIALS
IN CHICAGO
Castaways season opening, a rooftop party, live music, and food and drink specials

aliveOne

Memorial Day at aliveOne
  • Monday, May 28; open at 5 p.m.
  • $7 beer and shot combo
After the Memorial Day barbecues, patrons can head to aliveOne at 5 p.m. for FREE pool all evening. Specials will include $3 Hamms, $4 shots of Four Roses and Fernet, and an Old Style draft with a shot of Old Grand-Dad whiskey for $7.

Location:
2683 N Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
773.348.9800
www.aliveone.com
Hours:
Sunday - Friday: 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Saturday: 5 p.m. - 3 a.m.


CASTAWAYS BAR & GRILL

Memorial Day Weekend Opening Party at Castaways on North Avenue Beach 
  • Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28
Castaways, the North Avenue Beach hotspot, will open to the public this Memorial Day weekend. To kick off the summer in true beach bar fashion, Castaways will feature live entertainment by DJ's from The DJ Firm from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday through Monday. Guests can enjoy lunch and dinner, served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (weather permitting), with menu items like fresh salads, wraps, sandwiches, and quesadillas.

Location:
1603 N. Lake Shore Drive
North Avenue Beach
Chicago, IL 60614
773.281.1200
www.castawayschicago.com
Hours:
Starting May 26: Open Daily, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
 
 
CHELSEA ROOM

Patio Opening Party at Chelsea Room
  • Saturday, May 26 at 12 p.m.
  • Free admission; $10 Watermelon Frosé
The recently opened Chelsea Room, a stylish art and music driven lounge and bar in The Loop, will celebrate Memorial Day weekend by debuting their new 75 seat patio. Guests will enjou beach vibes and 4 custom-built cabanas while sipping on drinks like a Watermelon Frosé with rosé, vodka, mint simple syrup and fresh watermelon for $10.

Location:
221 N. Clark St.
(enter through Early Society)
Chicago, IL 60601
312.631.3991
www.chelsearoomchicago.com
Hours:
Wednesday through Friday: 6 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Saturday: 8 p.m. - 3 a.m.


COMMONWEALTH TAVERN in ROSCOE VILLAGE
 
Memorial Day Weekend Brunch at Commonwealth Tavern
  • Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28; open at 10 a.m.
  • $3 to $14 brunch items
Commonwealth Tavern will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend for a family-friendly brunch available until 2 p.m. Weather permitting, guests can enjoy Commonwealth's dog-friendly patio with seating for 24.

Perfect for Memorial Day dining, Commonwealth's brunch features barbecue favorite like the Breakfast Burger (70% brisket, 30% bacon patty, tavern sauce, bread + butter pickles, fried egg on a brioche bun; $14), Buffalo or BBQ Wings ($10), and even a Kentucky Hot Brown (smoked turkey, bacon, tomato, parmesan, beer cheese, sourdough; $14). While dining, guests can enjoy a $3 Build-Your-Own Mimosa Bar and $6 Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar.

Commonwealth offers a Kids Menu that ranges in price from $5 to $6 and features options like bacon and eggs, grilled cheese, mini cheese burgers and chicken fingers.

Location:
2000 W Roscoe Street
Chicago, IL 60618
773.697.7965
Hours:
Monday - Friday: 11 a.m - 2 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.



EASY BAR

Easy Bar's Memorial Day Al Fresco Happy Hour 
  • Monday, May 28; open at 5 p.m.
  • $2 to $6 drink specials
Easy Bar will open at  5 p.m. on Memorial Day with specials like a half-off everything happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., $6 glasses of wine, $2 PBR, and Tecate with a Jimador tequila shot for $6. Guests can enjoy their drinks on Easy Bar's intimate, dog-friendly sidewalk patio with seating for 15 to 20 guests.  
Location:
1944 W Division St.Chicago, IL 60622773.227.4644www.easybarchicago.com
Hours:
Monday - Friday: 5 p.m - 2 a.m.Saturday: 3 p.m. - 3 a.m.Sunday: 3 p.m. - 2 a.m.

ESTELLE'S
 
Memorial Day Half-Price Burgers at Estelle's 
  • Monday, May 28; open at 5 p.m.
  • $3.50 to $6 food and drink specials
For Chicagoans looking for a casual spot to wind down after Memorial Day weekend, Estelle's will open at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 29. Specials will include half-price burgers, $3.50 rotating draft beer and $4 Fernet Branca shots.

Half-price burger selections include the Patty Melt (Swiss cheese, grilled onions served on Texas Toast; normally $10), Surfer Rosa Burger (portobello, Swiss, red pepper; normally $12), Blue Velvet Burger (blue cheese, bacon, grilled onions; normally $12), Roadhouse Burger (spinach, roasted red peppers, black beans; $12) and the Point Break Burger (pepper jack, grilled jalapenos, guacamole; $12).

Location:
2013 W North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
773.782.0450
www.estelleschicago.com
Hours:
Sunday - Friday: 5 p.m - 4 a.m.
Saturday: 5 p.m. - 5 a.m.


HAKKA BAKKA KATI ROLLS

Memorial Day Chaats Al Fresco at Hakka Bakka 
  • Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28
  • $3 to $5 chaats
Chicagoans who stay in town this Memorial Day weekend can enjoy dining al fresco on the sidewalk patio at Hakka Bakka with seating for 12 guests. Available on Saturday and Sundays, Hakka Bakka will offer an authentic chaat menu, which are traditional Indian sweet and savory snacks.

Ranging in price from $3 to $5, Hakka Bakka's chaats include snacks like the Pani Puri (small fried crispy balls, stuffed with a tangy mixture of chickpeas and potatoes and topped with a tamarind, mint and cilantro sauce), and Jhaal Muri (puffed rice, onions, tomatoes, potatoes, traditional spices, topped with a house made sweet tamarind chutney).

Location:
1251 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
773.697.3810
www.hakkabakkarolls.com
Hours:
Sunday - Thursday: 11 a.m. to  9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.

JOY DISTRICT
Sunday Funday Memorial Day Weekend Rooftop Party at Joy District 
  • Sunday, May 27 at 1 p.m.
  • $5 to $14 food and drink specials
Chicagoans who visit Joy District over Memorial Day weekend will enjoy a Sunday Funday Rooftop Party on Sunday, May 27 at 1 p.m. The party will feature a patriotic "Frozen Firecracker" red, white and blue pina colada cocktail for $14. Food specials will include $5 Hot Dogs with all the fixings served from a hot dog cart. Specials are available on the rooftop only.

Location:
112 W. Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60654
312.955.0339
www.joychicago.com
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 3 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Saturday: 1 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Dinner Service is daily from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

KIZUKI RAMEN & IZAKAYA

Memorial Day Weekend Half-price Shaved Ice at Kizuki
  • Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28
  • 50-percent off shaved ice with ramen purchase
Guests who visit Kizuki this Memorial Day weekend will enjoy the launch of their signature shaved ice. The shaved ice will be on special all weekend for 50-percent off ($4.50; normally $9) with a ramen purchase. Flavors will include strawberry, mocha and chocolate.

Location:
1482 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
773.270.4150
www.kizuki.com
Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.


MAK: MODERN ASIAN KITCHEN

Memorial Day Weekend Happy Hour at MAK
  • Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28
  • Open at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28
Guests can enjoy happy hour all weekend long this Memorial Day at MAK, Wicker Park's modern Chinese spot. Weather permitting, guests can enjoy the following specials on MAK's dog-friendly patio with seating for 28 guests:

Friday, May 25 and Monday, May 28
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
-$3 Beers (excluding Sapporo and Hitachino)

Saturday, May 26
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
-Half-price Wine & Sake
-Wine and sake selections include Gekkeikan Cap Ace Dry Sake, Zipang Sparkling Sake, Bandit Pinot Grigio and Bandit Cabernet Sauvignon

Location:
1924 W. Division
Chicago, IL 60622
773.772.6251
www.makrestaurant.com
Hours:
Monday - Sunday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
 


THE MILLER LITE BEER GARDEN at Navy Pier

Memorial Day Weekend at the Miller Lite Beer Garden
  • Friday, May 25 to Monday, May 28
Guests can head to the Miller Lite Beer Garden on the East End of Navy Pier this Memorial Day weekend for a schedule packed with live music, part of Navy Pier's FREE music and dance series, Live on the Lake! With views of both Lake Michigan and the city skyline, guests can enjoy Chicago's lakefront while listening to the hottest local bands (Memorial Day Weekend live music schedule below).
Friday, May 25
Music Lineup
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.:    SunFallen
9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.:  Hillbilly Rockstarz

Saturday, May 26
Music Lineup
2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.:     Neil Turk & The Intentions
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.:   3am
9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.: Marvin Weathersby

Sunday, May 27
Music Lineup
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.:     Sonex
4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.:     DJ Papa G
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Gizzae
6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.:     DJ Papa G
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.:          Gizzae

Monday, May 28
Music Lineup
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Adrian + Meredith
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Last Revel

Location:
Navy Pier
700 E. Grand
Chicago, IL 60611
312.595.5446
www.chicagosbestbeergarden.com
Hours:
Sunday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Holidays: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.

REMEDY

Memorial Day Specials at Remedy
  • Monday, May 28; open at 4 p.m.
  • $8 beer and shot special
Remedy will open on Memorial at 4 p.m. and offer some post-barbecue specials like half-off everything happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a Miller High Life bottle with an Evans Williams shot for $8.

Location:
1910 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
773.698.7715
www.remedybarchicago.com
Hours:
Sunday- Friday: 4 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Saturday: 4 p.m. - 5 a.m.

ROANOKE RESTAURANT

Roanoke Memorial Day Weekend Breakfast, Brunch and Al Fresco Dining 
  • Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28
  • $3 to $22 breakfast and brunch items
Chicagoans who stay in town this Memorial Day weekend will enjoy Roanoke's signature breakfast and brunch menus. Breakfast is available Friday, May 25 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Brunch will be available Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast and brunch highlights include Brown Butter French Toast ($11), Griddled Lump Crab Toast ($14), Ribeye Hash Skillet ($15) and more.

Weather permitting, guests can enjoy their breakfast or brunch al fresco on Roanoke's new sidewalk patio on bustling Madison Street. The patio features seating for 25 and full food and drink menus are available for al fresco dining.

Location:
135 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60602
312.940.3760
www.theroanokerestaurant.com

Hours:
Monday - Friday:
Breakfast, 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Lunch: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Dinner, 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: Brunch, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Dinner, 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday: Brunch, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Dinner, 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.

THE OWL

Memorial Day Late Night Party at The Owl
  • Monday, May 28; open at 10 p.m.
  • $5 select drafts
Guests who are looking for a low-key or late night Memorial Day party can head to The Owl in Logan Square at 10 p.m. for $5 select drafts and $5.50 El Jimador Margaritas until 4 a.m. on Memorial Day.

Location:
2521 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
773.235.5300
www.owlbarchicago.com
Hours:
Sunday - Friday: 6 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Saturday: 6 p.m. - 5 a.m.


WEBER GRILL RESTAURANT IN CHICAGO

Memorial Day Burger Special at Weber Grill
  • Monday, May 28
  • $5 burgers special
Guests who visit Weber Grill on Monday, May 28 will enjoy a $5 burger special available all day in the bar only. The $5 Classic Burger (normally $10.50) features a 1/3 pound certified Angus beef patty, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and choice of cheese.


Location:
539 N. State Street
Chicago IL 60654
312.467.9696
www.webergrillrestaurant.com
Hours:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. | Saturday & Sunday, 6:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11a.m. - 4 p.m.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday,  4 p.m. - 11 p.m. | Friday, 4 p.m. - 12 a.m. | Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 12 a.m. | Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Smokey Joe's Bar: Monday- Thursday, 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.  | Friday: 11 a.m. -1 a.m.  | Saturday, 11:30 a.m -1 a.m. | Sunday: 11:30 a.m.- 12 a.m.

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