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Chicago Fourth of July Guide

We’re celebrating America with what we do best — eating and day drinking. So make sure your plans this long-weekend are full of barbecues, patios, and fun. Happy Fourth of July, Bitches!


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America the Booztiful 

Start your holiday celebrations with a brunch at Barcocina. This modern Mexican restaurant offers bottomless deals, a nacho bar, and special holiday hours. You’ll be able to start the party with two hours of all you can drink Prickly Pear mimosas, traditional mimosas, Bloody Marys, Mexican lagers, house margaritas, skinny punch, and Micheladas. Barcocina opens for brunch at 11 a.m.

Barcocina, 2901 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, (773) 687-9949


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Star Spangled Hammered

Have a ball at Park and Field—a bocce ball, that is. This Logan Square establishment has a great patio, bocce courts, and a cool retro gym vibe. They are offering a special Thursday and Friday omelet bar brunch and bottomless drinks for $30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Then, at 5 p.m., they’ll keep the party going with a pig roast. Get your reservations online to secure a spot!

Park and Field, 3509 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, (773) 360-7373

District Brew Yards

Li-beer-ty and Justice for All

If you’re looking to feast on delicious brews and ‘cues for this Fourth, you need to head to District Brew Yards. This pour-your-own taproom combines three great breweries and a delicious kitchen to boot. You’ll be able to keep an eye on what you’re spending, try new beers, and enjoy a lively atmosphere. District Brew Yards is open 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

District Brew Yards, 417 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, (773) 295-1270


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Red, White, and Booze

If you want to celebrate your Independence Day at the beach, you’ll want to head to Castaways. This hopping beach bar will have DJs providing great tunes from 1 to 7 p.m., and special holiday drink called the Stars and Stripes, which is a blend of pina colada and strawberry daiquiri with blue curacao for $14.

Castaways, 1603 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, (773) 281-1200

Kirsten Ballard

Chicago Food Editor & Social Manager

Kirsten is our Chicago Food Editor & Social Manager. From 9-5, she works at a Great Lakes nonprofit, but after hours she loves exploring Chicago, looking for dog-friendly bars and good Southern biscuits.

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