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Chicago Fourth of July Guide

Let’s clink our mimosa glasses to a glorious three-day weekend. We’re celebrating what we do best—brunching—with an extra-special day added to the weekend. So make your brunches this weekend full of barbecue, patios, and fun. Happy Fourth of July, Bitches!

Barbecue Brunches

Summer and barbecue go together like brunch and Bloody Marys. Chicago Q is mixing barbecue with one of the top brunch dishes, Eggs Benedict. You have the option of three different kinds: pulled pork over fried green tomatoes, American Kobe Brisket over cheddar-chive biscuits, or smoked chicken over honey-butter cornbread. If you can’t decide, try the Eggs Benny flight with one of each! Brunch is starts at 10 a.m. Friday through Sunday. Chicago Q,1160 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL. (312) 642-1160.

Chicago Q
Photo via Chicago Q

It’s not Tuesday, but we’re still down for tacos. High Noon Saloon is throwing a party with $3 applewood-smoked beef brisket tacos. You can also get a an Old Forester Kentucky straight bourbon shot for $3. Brunch starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. High Noon Saloon, 1560 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL. (773) 227-9339.

For those rolling out of a bed a little later in the day, head to the Duck Inn for a plate of barbeque classics;  ribs, chicken, sausage, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, and pound cake. Brunch starts at 12 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Duck Inn, 2701 S. Eleanor St., Chicago, IL. (312) 724-8811.

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Red, White, and Blue Brunch

Hash House a Go Go celebrates Independence Day with red, white and blue pancakes and Bombpop Lemonade, composed of peach, orange and strawberry flavors. Brunch starts at 7:30 a.m. daily. Hash House a Go Go, 1212 N. State Parkway, Chicago, IL. (312) 202-0994.

For a fancy pants rendition of red, white, and blue head to Toni Patisserie for a colorful champagne flight for just $10. Toni will also be serving her famous macarons in a patriotic selection of (you guessed it) red, white & blue. Brunch starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday. Toni Patisserie, 65 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL. (312) 726‑2020.

Toni Patisserie
Photo via Toni Patisserie

For something a little stronger, head to Municipal Bar + Dining Co. for $4 red, white, and blue Moscow Mules. If you have one too many, try their chicken and waffle sandwich or $2 sliders to soak some of it up. Brunch starts at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Municipal Bar + Dining Co., 216 W. Ohio St., Chicago, IL. (312) 951-2125.

July Fourth Patio Brunch

July Fourth is synonymous with enjoying food outdoors, so why not celebrate Independence Day with a patio brunch? Division Ale House is serving up $6 Chicago-style beer brats! Take your brat on the patio and sip on some fruity Ale House Punch. Brunch starts at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Division Ale House, 1942 W. Division St., Chicago, IL. (773) 384 -6886.

Division Ale House
Photo via Division Ale House

Throwback to childhood memories with lemonade at Nana. Enjoy Nana’s elderflower lemonade made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, fresh rosemary, and a splash of elderflower liqueur. Enjoy their local and organic inspired brunch menu on the patio. Brunch starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Nana, 3267 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL. (312) 929-2486.

Soak in the sun at the LandShark Beer Garden serving up American classics, like bratwurst soaked in Landshark Lager, Italian beef, hamburgers, and Chicago style hot dogs. There will be live music all day. Brunch starts at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. LandShark Beer Garden, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL. (800) 595 -7437.

LandShark Beer Garden
Photo via LandShark Beer Garden



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