Cash in on 24 deals and freebies during the Chicago Marathon

Whether you're running 26.2 miles on Sunday or just looking for an excuse to exceed your daily carb allowance, the city’s best bars and restaurants are pulling out the stops with discounts and freebies for the 39th annual Chicago Marathon. Bring on the free beer and pasta specials—you deserve it. Here’s where to eat, drink and relax before and after the marathon this weekend.

* Please note that all deals listed are valid through Sunday, Oct. 9 unless otherwise noted..

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba (2024 N. Halsted St. 773-935-5000) and Mon Ami Gabi (2300 N. Lincoln Park West 773-348-8886): Treat yourself to a free dessert of your choice with any purchase when you bring your medal to either restaurant. Dine-in customers only. Through Oct. 13, regular business hours. 

By Morgan Olsen and Heather Schroering

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(October 10, 2016)