Hot Spots to Unwind

Can you think of a better way to end the work day than with some cheap eats and drinks? We’ve put together the top eight places we like to unwind at and treat ourselves to a bite and drink.


Cary Ale House | Cary

  • Daily Specials
    Appetizer, beer, wine and drink specials

Tapas Calpe | Cary

  • Every Wednesday & Thursday Evening 4-6 p.m.
    Featured Wine Specials $4 wine pours & $12 bottles, select Craft & Import Beers $2.50 bottles,
    $6 Select Tapas Plates

da Baffone | Crystal Lake

  • Happy Hour from 4 to 6 p.m. available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
    $5 small plates & drink specials in the bar
  • Wine Lovers Tuesday & Thursday
    ½ off special selection Wine Bottles with Entrée purchase

Finn McCools | Crystal Lake

  • Everyday from 4 to 6 p.m.
    $4 House Cocktails, $4 House Wines, $2.50 Domestic Drafts and daily food specials

Jasters Raw Bar and Bistro | Crystal Lake

  • Daily Specials Monday -Thursday
    Appetizer, beer, wine and drink specials

D.C. Cobbs | Woodstock

  • Daily Specials
    Appetizer, beer, wine and drink specials

Lucky Monk | Barrington

  • Monday-Thursday, 3 to 6 p.m.
    $2-6 bar plates, $3.50 Monk signature brew pints

Pinstripes | S. Barrington

  • Monday through Friday from 3 to 6:30 p.m.
    Half-priced select appetizers, pizzas and flatbreads as well as drink specials starting at $4


Happy dining and drinking!