Sometimes nothing is better than a little happy hour with friends at the end of a long day. Sure, you could hit up the typical chains for a drink, but isn’t it better when you find that local spot “where everyone knows your name”? Luckily Oak Park has plenty of options to find your own Cheers. Here are a couple of our faves:
The Little Gem Café
Known for outstanding bartenders, live music, and friendly service, The Little Gem Café is an intimate European-style bar and restaurant in the heart of Oak Park’s dining district. Popular for their robust whiskey list and flights, they also boast an impressive wine list, signature cocktails, and craft beers. Happy Hour commences Sunday through Thursday 3:30pm-6:30pm with half price bottles of wine, cocktails, and appetizers.
Looking for a bit of a livelier experience? Check out Bar Louie, admittedly a chain that does a great job of not feeling like one. A large bar and several hanging flat screen televisions airing various sports are the focal points of the pub-like space, with solid comfort food options and strong drinks rounding out the experience. The generous Happy Hour is Monday through Friday 4pm-7pm with $3.50 drafts, $4.50 wines, $5.50 signature martinis, and
Lake Street Kitchen + Bar
With a large drink selection including wine, beer (18 on draft alone), and cocktails, Lake Street Kitchen + Bar has something for everyone. The food offerings are equally varied with everything from typical bar bites to eclectic gastropub style plates. And the Happy Hour? It’s Monday through Friday 2pm-5pm and changes daily: Monday’s $4 drafts and Wednesday’s half price bottles of wine are standouts.
The best part? All of these are walking distance from the beautiful Oak Park Place community. Contact us today to learn more about other nearby attractions, and calling our community home.Back to all posts