A little bit of fun delivered right to your doorstep (when we need it most).
One thing Chicago never lacks is creativity and the ability to make the best of bad times. We've gathered special offers from local businesses that are bringing a bit of joy into your home. Supporting local businesses has never been so fun!
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1379 N. Milwaukee Ave. - Wicker Park
26 E. Madison St - The Loop
929 W. Belmont Ave. - Lakeview
Support your record habit from your living room with Reckless Records. All three locations will offer local pick-up or mail order delivery. Go to the Reckless Records website to explore the entire inventory of thousands of records, CDs and movies.
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1939 W. North Ave. - Wicker Park
Wicker Park’s combination jazz club and record shop, Dorian’s, is offering curated quarantine care packages for your at-home enjoyment. Care packages include limited items from Numero Group, International Anthem and artist Ryan Duggan accompanied by bottles of natural wines. Options start at $10. Reserve your package for pick up here.
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1450 W. Chicago Ave. - West Town
Bar Biscay has launched Bodega Biscay, which offers over 100 grocery items. This includes everything from apples to onions to Jamon Iberico to toilet paper to glass porrons. Along with the grocery items, the restaurant is offering three sharable entree choices and classic kids meals like meatball sliders and chicken fingers. You can see the full ordering menu here.
1571 N. Milwaukee Ave. - Wicker Park
2410 N. Milwaukee Ave. - Logan Square
800 W. Belmont Ave. - Lakeview
1316 W. 18th St. - Pilsen
1700 Maple Ave. - Evanston
Chicago's multi-location late-night ramen spot has an all-new delivery and take out bundle that includes two rice or ramen bowls, six dumplings, two soft drinks AND they will throw in a roll of toilet paper all for the low, low cost for $29.95! At this point, that’s a steal for TP. Order exclusively through Uber Eats.
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1444 W. Chicago Ave. - West Town
The West Town club is giving you plenty of reasons to donate. For every donation of $15 or more, you’ll get a $20 gift certificate for future usage. Make sure Beauty Bar wonderful staff has wages while they’re out of work and you have drinks coming your way in the future. A true win-win! Tip the staff here.
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2524 W. Chicago Ave. - Ukrainian Village
The cocktail connoisseurs and educators at HOLLOW LEG are now offering virtual classes and hangouts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday as well as a few happy hours. See all the events here and tune in!
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Bonhomme Hospitality Group
(Beatnik, Beatnik on the River, Porto, Black Bull, Bordel, Celeste, DISCO)
Bonhomme Hospitality Group is making sure your contribution goes the extra mile to support its out of work staff. One hundred percent of net proceeds from all gift card purchases will help fund staff benefits including healthcare, chef-prepared meals, and financial relief. Gift cards are redeemable at any location and available for purchase here.
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Barrel Maker Printing
Barrel Maker Printing and VSA Partners have banded together to help out Chicago small businesses by printing and selling items with proceeds going back to local businesses. The items change out often, so keep an eye on this page to see when they are available!
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5842 N. Broadway - Edgewater
Mango Pickle has their rotating Family & Friends comfort meal and full bottles of their natural wine selection available for pick up or delivery from 12PM-8PM every day. To check out the daily menu, visit their site. The multi-course meal is $14 per person and can be ordered via Tock or by calling the restaurant at (773) 944-5555.
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Lettuce Entertain You
(RPM, Beatrix, Bub City, il Porcellino, Shaw's Crab House, Three Dots and a Dash & More)
Lots of Lettuce Entertain You's restaurants are offering specials to help boost business during these times like cocktails kits from Three Dots and a Dash, family meals from Bub City, RPM, Shaw's Crab House or Sunday supper for 2 from il Porcellino, to name just a few. See all the offerings here and get yourself a tasty meal tonight.
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Roots Handmade Pizza
924 W. Chicago Ave. - West Town
2200 W. Lawrence Ave - Lincoln Square
1610 N. Wells St. - Old Town
All three Roots Handmade Pizza locations have announced a “Happy Home Hour” with 50% off all delivery and carry out orders of packaged beer, wine bottles and White Claw from 3-6 p.m. daily. Be sure to pair with any of their Quad Cities style malt crust pizzas and award-winning mozzarella sticks for a truly happy experience. Order directly through the Roots website and be sure to enter the code "happyhomehour" upon checkout to receive the discount.
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Pioneer Tavern Group
Frontier 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave. - West Town
Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods 1415 N. Wood St. - Wicker Park
West Town restaurant Frontier is offering "Feed 4 for $44" family meals now that you’ve got the whole fam stuck at home. The three different meal packages are intended to serve four people, but would also make for great leftovers for quarantined parties of one. Dinner options include a smoked chicken dinner, pulled pork meal kits, and fried chicken slider meal kit, all paired with fabulous sides such as mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, kale salad and more.
Sister restaurant Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods is also offering these family meals. Their menu includes Fresh Catch Dinner with fried catfish, Big Chicken Dinner with a whole fried chicken, Taste of Nola with gumbo Yaya or shrimp boil and Roast Beef Po' Boy Kit, all paired with yummy sides. Treat yourself by adding bread pudding or beignets or opt for carryout wine, beer, and canned bloody marys!
Orders can be placed for pick up and delivery Sundays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. by emailing [email protected] or calling Frontier at 773-773-4322. Reach Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods at 773-360-8320.
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1965 N. Milwaukee Ave. - Bucktown
Chicago Board Game Cafe is now offering a “Dinner and a Game” delivery service. You can order a family-style meal from the Cards Against Humanity-backed restaurant’s menu plus a new board game of your choice. Chicago Board Game Cafe features traditional and home-style Vietnamese and Spanish cuisine from executive chef Aaron McKay (Schwa, NoMi, LeLan) and Chef de Cuisine Evan Behmer (Mercat a la Planxa, North Pond). Each order comes with the option to do a private video chat with one of the team’s professional board game teachers who will help you get your new game set up and teach you how to play. Delivery reservations are open now at ChicagoDinnerAndGame.com. Check out more Local Games You Can Play At Home here.
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The Chicago Reader has published a coloring book to raise funds for the paper and the artists who contributed drawings to the effort. The 52-page coloring book is available in both PDF download and limited-edition print form. More than 50 local artists contributed an amazing mix of illustrations. Coloring pages depict legendary Chicagoans like Frankie Knuckles, architecture such as Fireside Bowl, fun illustrations of everyday Chicagoans and more. Books can be ordered here. The book is $30 as a PDF download, and $45 for a PDF plus printed book (limited edition, mailed).
1339 S. Wood St. - Pilsen
So many local businesses are being affected by COVID-19 and the tourism industry is far from exempt. Chicago Helicopter Experience, temporarily unable to take Chicagoans and out-of-towners sky high, has stepped up to create this "We Are Chicago" t-shirt. Proceeds from all sales will benefit the struggling CHE employees and the Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund. Purchase here along with other Chicago Helicopter Experience items.