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Happy (Hour) and You Know It

The best happy hours in Chicago

The state of Illinois may have instated a Happy Hour Law, but that hasn't stopped these restaurants from offering great food and drink deals to the after-work crowd.

In no particular order, here are seven of our favorite happy hours around Chicago.

? Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba
Snag a seat on the all-season patio and feast on $1 pinxtos and $3 tapas (chorizo-wrapped dates, anyone?), Monday through Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m., and Friday through Saturday, 10 p.m. to midnight.

? Sunda
Enjoy 50 percent off appetizers and specialty cocktails from 5 to 7 p.m. during the restaurant's Social Hour, every Monday through Friday.

? Taco Joint
The happy hour, Monday through Friday from 1:30 to 4:30  p.m., features any two tacos with a choice of rice and beans, chips and salsa or guac and drink for just $12. The tough part? Choosing between the Steak Michelada with beer-marinated ribeye and the Baja with beer-battered tilapia.

? Sushi Dokku
Need a seafood fix? Restaurant Row's upscale sushi stop serves buck-a-shuck raw oysters and $2 dressed or panko-fried oysters Tuesday through Saturday, 5 to 7 p.m.

? Epic
All lounge menu items--including salt-and-pepper calamari ($7) and mini lobster rolls ($8) with tarragon and orange mayo--are half-priced from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday at this River North hotspot.

? Little Market
Enjoy a little "After Work Delight" in the form of 50-percent-off appetizers from 5 to 7 p.m. on weekdays, as well as other daily deals, like a $10 burger-and-beer special Sunday through Thursday after 8:30 p.m.

? The Florentine
The only thing better than unwinding with an après-work drink? Unwinding with said drink at The Florentine's bar between 4 and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and getting a free pizza. The deal includes options ranging from Diavola pizza with spicy salami to a zucchini flower pie laden with goat cheese.

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba 2024 N. Halsted St. Chicago IL 60614 773-935-5000 Sunda 110 W. Illinois St. Chicago IL 60654 312-644-0500 Taco Joint (Lincoln Park) 1969 N. Halsted St. Chicago IL 312-951-2457 Taco Joint (River North) 158 W. Ontario St. Chicago IL 60654 312-337-8226 Sushi Dokku 823 W. Randolph St. Chicago IL 60661 312-455-8238 Epic 112 W. Hubbard St. Chicago IL 60654 312-222-4940 Little Market 10 E. Delaware Pl. Chicago IL 60611 312-640-8141 The Florentine 151 W. Adams St. Chicago IL 60603 312-660-8866

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