Drown Your Tax Day Sorrows

Chicago bars, restaurants ring up the specials.


Whether you want to drown your sorrows or celebrate that refund check, Chicago bars and restaurants are helping you celebrating Tax Day:

  • On Monday, Cactus Bar & Grill (404 South Wells) will "eat the tax" on a $10.99 dining deal that includes a burger, side and a bottled beer.
  • Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club (3700 N. Halsted) offers its entire food and drink menu at 50 percent off on Monday, which you can enjoy while checking out performances by the Kit Kat divas.
  • The Red Canary (695 N. Milwaukee) offers a $4 Tax Day bargain burger on Monday, along with $10 buckets of domestic beer.
  • La Taberna Tapas (1301 S. Halsted) offers a 10-percent discount on the entire food menu on Tax Day, along with $4 sangria and $3 PBR.
  • Timothy O'Toole's Pub (622 N. Fairbanks) hosts a post Tax Day party on Tuesday with no tax on any items on the menu.
  • P.F. Chang's restaurants throughout the country are offering 15 percent off menu items on Monday, which means you won't be paying any tax at all -- even in a tax-happy city like Chicago!
  • Texas de Brazil restaurants throughout the country are celebrating Tax Day all month long with the Tax-tini cocktail, available in the Beijos Lounge. The $7 tequila concoction is available Monday through Friday.
  • Chicago q (1160 N. Dearborn St) has created a three-course prix-fixe menu for Tax Day. An appetizer, entrée and dessert will run you $15 for lunch and $18 for dinner.
  • Oak Park's Maya Del Sol (144 South Oak Park Ave) offers its customers a chance to Pay What is Fair’ for dinner on Tax Day. From 4-9 p.m., you'll be given a menu without prices and will be allowed to pay whatever you like at the Nuevo Latino restaurant, which doesn't include beverages.
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