To prep for the massive amounts of food you’re about to eat on Thanksgiving, spend the night before overindulging in liquor instead. Catch up with old friends or your favorite cousins and live life to the fullest as you celebrate the long weekend — don’t just veg out on Netflix. Those comfy sweatpants can wait until Thursday.

These 16 Black Wednesday parties and happy hours on Nov. 21 will guarantee a night of carefree, unadulterated fun in case your family’s claws come out at the Thanksgiving dinner table.

Happy Hours and Specials

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

2024 N. Halsted St., 773-935-5000

Hit up this tapas spot’s happy hour in the bar area from 4 to 6 p.m. for $16 pitchers of classic red sangria and $1 pintxos those Spanish finger foods perfect for snacking on while you drink. Plus, tapas priced between $1.95 and $3.25.