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Thursday, July 18

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Dan R / April 12, 2007 4:52 PM

$1 mini-burgers at SmallBar on Tuesdays.
$1 Old Style drafts at Helen's Two Way Lounge on Mondays and Thursdays.

printdude / April 12, 2007 5:03 PM

$2.50 pitchers of OldStyle, Friday Afternoons at :

55th Street - A Chicago Bar.

michele / April 12, 2007 6:00 PM

La Sardine's Tuesday night 25.00 three course prix-fixe menu. Fabulous.

misterShankly / April 12, 2007 7:41 PM

$4 pizzas at Cleo's on Thursdays.

erin / April 12, 2007 7:47 PM

boo...mistershankly stole mine.

that pizza is damn good.

Jill / April 12, 2007 9:12 PM

Tuesday is BYOS (Bring Your Own Steak) night at Mickey's on Broadway.

They cook it and throw in a salad and potato, all for only $5. Sweet!

C-Note / April 13, 2007 5:54 AM

I imagine it changes daily as the chef and the maitre d' see fit. Why do these restaurants you mention have such low prices? Charity?

"It's like y'all be talkin' funny/ I don't understand language of people with short money" - Mase

jennifer / April 13, 2007 8:50 AM

$1 mini cheeseburgers at High Dive on Thursday.

Also, the $3.99 pizzas at Cleo's mentioned above.

charlie / April 13, 2007 9:04 AM

Old Style is only "special" when it is FREE

Taylor / April 13, 2007 9:26 AM

Is it just me or do mini burgers immediately make anyone else think of obnoxious frat boys? (Not that those mentioning them are, just saying).

My favorite special is $2 Drafts at Alive One on Tuesdays.

Shylo / April 13, 2007 9:42 AM

It's not a special, but I love the macrobiotic plate at the Heartland. Mmmm.

Hal / April 13, 2007 10:16 AM

The Grill at Big Chicks has some pretty damn good specials - $1 burger night being a particular fave. I've gone to the Sunday afternoon feasts and, damn, they're pretty freaking good. And, free. You heard me right. Free.

Josh / April 13, 2007 10:39 AM

Pizza slices for 99 cents at Cochiaro's.

4point44 / April 13, 2007 10:43 AM

i'm in vegas this week, so lunch specials abound. there are almost too many to parse.

skafiend / April 13, 2007 10:46 AM

You think I'm telling you??? Nuh-uh, no go jack. Gotta keep the "tourists" out. Am I a bar snob? You betcha!

Mikey / April 13, 2007 10:48 AM

1/2 price "you call-'ems" at Waterhouse on Thursdays. Always makes for a difficult Friday morning at work...

skafiend / April 13, 2007 10:49 AM

Tuesday is BYOS (Bring Your Own Steak) night at Mickey's on Broadway.

You'd better let them know that it's the Mickey's that is north of Diversey and not the one closer to Fullerton. Nothing more embarassing that walking into a strange bar with raw meat and expecting them to cook it for you.

Sarah / April 13, 2007 11:15 AM

$1 burgers and fries on Mondays at the Dark Horse in Wrigleyville

O'Donavan's $2 burger nights...I remember the drinks being cheap too.

Pedro / April 13, 2007 11:16 AM

$1 Tacos on Monday's at Side Street Saloon

So good.

Wing Guy / April 13, 2007 11:52 AM

Bird's Nest on Thursday nights, $5 pitchers and 25 cent wings. It doesn't get any better than that!

Carrie / April 13, 2007 12:19 PM

1/2 price nachos at Poag Mahone's on Tuesday. You can get veggie nachos or meat-tastic. AND you can get them with chips or french fries.

I forget what the drink special is that night, I just stick to my Ketel on the rocks.

Oh how I love having a bar in the building I work in.

Winediva / April 13, 2007 12:37 PM

Burger and a beer at Jury's on Wednesdays. $7. A real sized burger and a decent draft beer. Not some "mini" crap and PBR.

d. / April 13, 2007 12:57 PM

hi carrie! we are work neighbors. i work in the red building across wells and sometimes enjoy those nachos on half-off day too. good call!

i know some of you will kick me for saying this, but bar louie has great $1.00 burgers on tuesdays. 10 oz and you pay a little bit for toppings too, so all in all the decked out burger ends up being like $2.50 or so. not all of the bar louies do this i think.

my friends also swear by the specials at the five star on chicago but i haven't had the chance to try any yet.

Allan / April 13, 2007 1:05 PM

I am going on day eight of not changing my clothes, bathing or leaving my home. The last time I set foot outside my now, barely affordable, Lakeview apartment was when I wrapped up my two day temp gig in Skokie. I got to work with a pretty brunette. She told me what to do, and I liked that, and she always said my name more times than I thought she needed to. "Okay Allan, when your done with that Allan you can move on to the next thing Okay Allan, Thanks Allan". I liked that too. It made me feel real, and It had been a while. I thought about trying to talk to her before I left but I didn't have the balls. That seems like years ago now. All I can think about is playing my XBOX. Fuckin Tommy Potatoes has turned me into a two bit junky. Fiftey bucks for a large rock of techno smack. The heat is blasting, because since I lost the weight I am always cold, but the reason I am sweating is because I can't get this guy off my ass. No matter how much I punch, kick or combo this prick he keeps killing me. Sending me a half an hour back in time, forcing me to fight my way through last thirty minutes again in the hopes that when the time comes I will "get it right" and my video game karma will advance me to the next level. Like a moron I keep bobbing my head to the on screen jabs. Ducking and dodging blows that don't exist, and when I close my eyes and try to sleep I will still be dodging. I should of asked her out, even if she would have said no I should of tried. I could of taken her someplace nice, blownt all the money I spent the last two days making on her. Fuck money. Maybe next time I will get it right. What was the question again?

Jill / April 13, 2007 2:56 PM

skafiend, I think it would be hilarious to see someone walk into the Trixie-fied Mickey's on Clark with a big hunk of raw meat.

But then that's why I hang out at the other Mickey's (on Broadway, across from Borders).

You know what I miss? All-You-Can-Eat Bacon Wed. nights at The Prodigal Son (may it RIP). Besides being tasty, I thought it was brilliant--you'd eat salty bacon, need to buy more beer. Does any other bar do Bacon Night? MMMmmmm...bacon.....

Nuxrs / April 13, 2007 3:22 PM

If Blaag The Axeman gets a column, so should Allan.

meems / April 13, 2007 3:42 PM

I live in San Diego now but I pop in from time to time to see what's up back home. You would not believe the happy hours here! Sometimes they go all night making me wonder why it's even called a happy hour. It's like if you pay full price anywhere you are an idiot!

spook / April 13, 2007 4:18 PM


but there is space for
only one column! So what about Blagg The Axeman vs. Allan (in his Calvin’s) fight it out with clubs
to the death in a battle Royale sponsored by Gapers Block! He who walks away gets the column!

skafiend / April 13, 2007 5:04 PM

Bulletin: Whoever had 9 in the "When Will Lou Pinella Lose It?" Derby, cash in your winning ticket. He blew his top after the Cubs' loss to the Reds today....

Mikey / April 14, 2007 8:26 AM

Allan -

You deserve your own place as the protagonist in a Chuck Palahniuk novel. Fucking brilliant...

jonk / April 14, 2007 4:45 PM

allan, that is some lovely prose. where are you?

Cheryl / April 15, 2007 11:43 AM

Half price bottles of wine at Jury's on the weekend.

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