Where To Drink on Black Wednesday

If you're trying to make plans for Black Wednesday, here are a few places you may want to check out around town.

  • SafeHouse Chicago (60 E. Ontario St.)
    • Beginning at 10 p.m., guests are invited to spy-themed restaurant SafeHouse’s late night Black Wednesday party for a night of imbibing and charitable giving. Guests, or “spies,” must sneak in through the unmarked red door by providing the password or passing a “clearance test” to find the undercover dance party within. Guests can enjoy “bomb” beats from a guest DJ and try a potion or two from our Agent Bartenders. SafeHouse has partnered with the Anti Cruelty Society to donate 20% of bar sales from the evening to the organization. Black Wednesday Black Ops can find drink specials like I Will Be Hungover for Family Time—a long island iced tea sure to sabotage your equilibrium—and the I Am Not Really a Bartender, a concoction for those spies “in the industry.” There will also be specials for domestic tap beers and brand ambassadors sampling beverages during the event.


  • Sunda New Asian (110 W. Illinois St.)
    • Chicagoans are invited to relax and take a break before entertaining this Thanksgiving, and let Sunda do the cooking on Black Wednesday. Open from 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sunda invites guests to indulge in its seasonal fall menu with items like Grilled Oysterswith lobster compound butter, panko and smoked shoyu, Dandan Noodles with lamb belly, or even let the holiday feasting begin with the Sumo Ramen Bowl featuring udon noodles, tonkotsu broth, tempura shrimp, sliced New York strip, oxtail, duck, pork belly, and chilies.


  • The Underground Chicago (56 W Illinois St.) 
    • Black Wednesday is back at The Underground! Chicagoans can celebrate Thanksgiving early on November 21 with a party from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. with DJ appearances from METRO and Apollo XO. General admission is $30, with tickets available via TheUndergroundChicago.com. For table reservations, visit: TheUndergroundChicago.com/Table. All guests must be 21 and over with a valid ID.


  • Old Town Pour House (1419 N. Wells St. Additional suburban locations in Naperville and Oak Brook)
    • Thanksgiving holiday weekend kicks off right with an enormous selection of craft beers at Old Town Pour House. Guests can stop by Old Town Pour House for after- work drinks or to grab dinner with old friends who are back in town for the holiday. Diners enjoy a warm and relaxed beer-hall inspired space and 90+ beers on tap, with prime seating in front of the massive flat-screen TVs that line the bar.


  • The Boundary (1932 W. Division St.)
    • Those staying in the city on Black Wednesday can enjoy The Blackhawks game at The Boundary. Start with The Boundary’s happy hour Apps & Taps special and grab a $4 tap beer from the day’s rotating selection or a red or white wine at half price or $4 app such asCheese Curds or Baked Spinach Dip. Then, The Boundary invites guests to stay for the Blackhawks game as they take on the Washington Capitals.