Cheap bar food
Five pub-grub deals for this week
Risque (3419 N Clark St, 773-525-7711)
Sliders, by nature, are little things, and it takes more than a couple of them to fill up-—which is why this Wrigleyville beer bar offers a five-pack plate of barbecue sliders (choose from pulled pork, brisket or pulled chicken) for $5 on Tuesdays, along with two-for-one well drinks.
Theory (9 W Hubbard St, 312-644-0004)
Not only can you get a half-pound burger with fries for $5 on Mondays at this sleek new sports lounge, but five-bottle buckets of imports are also on special for $20 so you can get fancy and wash that burger down with a fresh-off-the-boat Euro brew.
Sheffield’s (3258 N Sheffield Ave, 773-281-4989)
Technically, Sundays are industry night at this Lakeview stalwart, but no one’s going to call you out for ordering the half-price apps and $3 Goose Island 312s, even if the closest you’ve been to bartending is cracking open your own beer.
High Dive (1938 W Chicago Ave, 773-235-3483)
True, the dollar cheeseburger offered Wednesdays at this popular Ukrainian Village watering hole isn’t a two-hander, but hey, at a dollar, you can afford to order a couple and stack ’em. If that’s too bready for you, wash it down with this month’s beer special: Mad Hatter IPA for $3.50.
Wild Goose Bar & Grill (4265 N Lincoln Ave, 773-281-7112)
Specials are this old-school North Center spot’s bread and butter, but none are quite as popular as the $6.95 all-you-can-eat fish-and-chips on Fridays. Stay in theme with a Bass, Guinness or Harp, on special for four bucks.