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Best Bars With Ladies' Nights In Chicago

Women appreciate small gestures of kindness like opening a door for them as well as larger demonstrations of recognition, which brings us to the sweet invention of a little something called Ladies' Night. Grab the girls and head to one of these Chicago spots that offer deals for customers of the female persuasion.
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Terrace on Clark Bar and Grille
77 W. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 374-3111

You don't have to drag your friends out during the week just to get a little discount on cocktails. The recently opened Terrace on Clark Bar and Grille offers a Ladies Night special every Saturday night featuring $5 martinis. Choose the ever popular Cosmo (normally $10) that's a mix of Kettle Citron, Cointeau and fresh lime juice; a Terra Tart (normally $12) with Basil Vodka, lemon puree, blackberry and tart cherry liqueur, served with a lemon zest; or a Passionista, which normally puts you back $12, made with Don Julio Blanco, El Corazon Cordial, topped with blood orange soda and garnished with sugar and pink Himalayan sea salt.

City Tap & Grill
7320 W. Irving Park Road
Norridge, IL 60706
(708) 395-5459

Just across the street from Chicago, City Tap & Grill is the quintessential neighborhood bar - friendly and reasonably priced - especially on Thursday when it's Girls Night Out. Order $5 flatbreads; $5 martinis, margaritas and mojitos; $3 glasses of house wine; and half off all bottles of wine. City Tap lives up to its name with over 25 brews, too, and presents DJs and live music plus game-day fun with plenty of HDTVs. During the school year (September through June), the first Friday of the month is "Teacher Night" featuring $5 martinis, a dinner buffet and great giveaways. 

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2051 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 394-2066

This Ukrainian Village bar is known for robust, reasonably priced drinks, live DJs and dancing and decent bar food. On Wednesdays, Innjoy offers half-price appetizers and half-price bottles of wine as well as $4 Green Line and Sam Adams drafts. Order crispy deviled eggs, nachos, hummus or, when in need of carbs to quell relationship or work issues, go for the freshly cut fries, potato skins or a crock o' mac 'n' cheese. Women will want to stop in on Wednesday for a free manicure with any purchase.

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Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club
3700 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 525-1111

Although bachelorette parties are big biz at Kit Kat, all you need is a minimum of five gal pals for a raucous, special package and girls' night out any day of the week. For $69 per gal (five gals minimum), you get salad, three appetizers, choice of entree, selection of desserts, two martinis, one shot and a Divalicious goodie stuffed with a feather boa, t-shirt, lip gloss, mints, glow stick/ring/necklace. Enjoy all of this and entertainment by the world famous Kit Kat Divas.

Tavern on Rush
1031 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 664-9600

Tavern on Rush, in the heart of the Gold Coast, invites women and industry personnel to its Ladies Night every Monday evening. Enjoy a special menu, available from open to close on Mondays, that includes $15 bottles of wine, $7 signature appetizers (filet mignon sliders, brick oven pizza, shrimp cocktail and seared Hawaiian tuna among the choices) and $5 desserts. More? Tavern hosts a raffle for a free pair of Christian Louboutin shoes, a $250 Tavern on Rush gift card and a bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne. Raffle registration begins at 9 p.m. But don't duck out too early since winners must be present at time of raffle to claim prizes. Both men and women are eligible to enter the raffle.

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Jacky Runice has been a columnist with the Daily Herald Chicago since grunge music and flannel was the new black. Her fingers and gray matter have been busy as travel editor of Reunions Magazine; penning a column that was syndicated around the nation via Tribune Media Services. Her work can be found at

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