Plus discounted pizza, sandwiches, and more booze

With Thanksgiving looming, it’s time to mentally prepare for one of the most chaotic days of the year: Black Friday, followed closely by Cyber Monday, which is a little bit more sane thanks to the glory of the internet and online shopping. And while the holidays don’t come cheap, a number of Chicago restaurants and bars want to alleviate some of the financial burden with a slate of Black Friday and Cyber Monday food and drink offers. From discounted dining to an awesome Pappy Van Winkle markdown, check out the below spots for upcoming specials.

Stella Barra Pizzeria

Lincoln Park Neapolitan-inspired pizzeria Stella Barra is getting in on the holiday savings. Drop in on Black Friday or Cyber Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. for $3 bottled and draft beers (regular price $5-8), $4 wine by the glass (regular price $10-11), $5 well drinks, $7 garlic and rosemary or spicy Calabrian chicken wings, and finally $8 Thin Sin pizzas, topped with either pecorino and romano, or arugula pesto and Parmesan (regular price $16).

Italian family dinner


Chef CJ Jacobson’s Middle Eastern/Israeli addition Ema is knocking back prices from 3 to 5 p.m. on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Hit up the lush River North eatery for $5 mezze plates (hummus, feta and olives), plus $5 craft beer and wine by the glass.

Mezze plate


The Fulton Market location of ramen slinger Ramen-san is offering a number of drink specials from 3 to 6 p.m. on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. That includes $3 Asahi beers (typically $7), $5 margaritas (typically $11) and $7 old fashioneds (typically $16).

A bowl of ramen