Whether you've just finished a long day at work or a leisurely afternoon of shopping, there's nothing like enjoying a few Happy Hours deals with your besties. So if you’re on the lookout for hot deals like half-priced appetizers or discounted drinks, here are the best spots to check out on the North Shore. Cheers!
Café El Tapatio
9707 N. Milwaukee Ave., Glenview
Looking for authentic Mexican fare close to home? Then make your way to this cozy spot in Glenview for “Hora Feliz,” Monday through Friday from 4-6 p.m. Try $2 tacos (Chorizo Con Papas and Pastor, perhaps?), $4 apps (choose from variaties like Elotes De La Calle or Papas Primavera), $6 tortas, and a $6 daily Corazon Tequila drink special.
Café El Tapatio, Glenview
899 Green Bay Road, Winnetka
You can't go wrong with pizza, especially from this Winnetka restaurant. Try red pies like Margherita, Sausage with Giardiniera, or Pepperoni with Hot Honey, or white pizzas like Elote, Arugula, and Roasted Veggie. But, be sure to start with Market Burrata or the Arugula salad, and end the evening with a Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Cookie with vanilla ice cream, caramel, and fudge sauce. You'll also find local beers and a variety of wine options.
Grateful Bites, Winnetka
694 Vernon Ave., Glencoe
This Glencoe restaurant highlights seasonal, local ingredients using traditional European preparations. You can currently visit for dinner entrees like Lake Superior Whitefish, Horseradish Crusted Beef Tenderloin, and Burrata Salad, or drinks like the Manhattan, Old Fashioned, and French 75.
Maggiano's Little Italy
Westfield Old Orchard Mall, 4999 Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie
This Italian favorite offers a Premium Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m. For drinks, choose from premium draft beers like Stella Artois and Goose Island IPA for $3, Coppola wines for $5 per glass, or select cocktails like the Primo Margarita and Pomegranate Martini for $6. For food, try $4 flatbreads like Margherita, Italian Sausage, and Chicken & Roasted Pepper.
Maggiano's Little Italy, Skokie
Morton's The Steakhouse
699 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook
At this steakhouse, it's not just Happy Hour — it's Power Hour. From 5-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, select beverages are specially priced, perfect for pairing with Power Hour Bar Bites like Fresh Cut Potato Chips, Mini Crab Cake BLT's, Tuna Tacos, and Petite Filet Mignon Sandwiches.
Morton's The Steakhouse, Northbrook
Ten Mile House
1700 Central St., Evanston
This Evanston spot that's all about "thoughtful comfort food and beverages" offers regular specials, including their Supper Club Series that features deals like Fried Chicken Dinner and $3 PBR tallboys on Tuesdays, Smokey Mac & Cheese and $4 select Evanston drafts on Wednesdays, and Wood Fired Prime Rib Dinner, $5 Jim Beam & Jack Daniels Mixers, and $6 Jim Beam & Jack Daniels Manhattans and Old Fashioneds on Thursdays. Find more specials here.
Ten Mile House, Evanston
550 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling
Stop by Tuscany on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday (hours vary) for half-off appetizers (Bruschetta, Gnocco Fritto, and Caprese are all great options), $4 domestic beer, $5 glass of Happy Hour wine, $5 import/micro brew, or $2 off any glass of wine. The Kentucky Mule, Margherita Gold, and Guava Mojito are also $7, and the Tito's Martini is $8.