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Weekly Planner: Taco Joint’s Specials and ROOF on theWit’s Movie Series

Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social

Punch Bowl Social

Punch Bowl Social

Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social

Happy hour is the happiest of all when you’re surrounded by bowling alleys, bocce courts, karaoke rooms and dart boards. The West Loop’s brand new Punch Bowl Social, a behemoth dining and gaming complex out of Denver, has jumped on the happy hour bandwagon, offering deals and specials on weekdays from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. During this time, visitors can enjoy $4 beers like Schlitz, Old Style and PBR, $6 well drinks, $8 punch and $7 select cocktails. There are also plenty of bargains on dishes like $2.50 street tacos, $7 pimento cheese, $6 wings and $9 burgers. Additionally, late-night hours at Monday entail happy hour deals and free games.

Taco Joint’s Daily Specials

Speaking of deals, Taco Joint has a slew of them as part of its new series of daily specials. Both Lincoln Park and River North locations of the popular crowd-pleaser are participating, offering bargains like $6 margaritas on Margarita Mondays, $12 Tecate and taco combos on Tuesdays, 50% discounts on full pours of tequila, mezcal and sotol flights on Wednesdays, $25 margarita bottles on Thursdays, and $7 combos of Modelo Especial and Partida Blanco tequila on Fridays and Saturdays. It all wraps up on Sundays with bottles of margaritas and six tacos for just $40. And this doesn’t even touch on the restaurant’s weekday lunch specials, which feature the likes of taco platters paired with margaritas or Modelo, barbacoa chilaquiles and combos like half tortas and salads.

Punch Bowl Social
Punch Bowl Social; photo by Amber Boutwell

ROOF on theWit’s Movie Series

One reliable harbinger of summer to come is the ongoing al fresco movie series at ROOF on theWit, wherein popular flicks are screened at one of downtown’s hottest rooftop bars from June through September. This year’s lineup looks better than ever, kicking off June 4 with a screening of mega-hit Black Panther. It starts at 8:30 p.m., followed by other must-see films like Pulp Fiction on June 25, Ready Player One on July 30, Spider-Man: Homecoming on August 20 and I, Tonya on August 27. It wraps up with the Blues Brothers on September 10.

Kuma’s Corner Pop-up at AIRE

In other summery rooftop news in the Loop, AIRE is teaming up with one of Chicago’s burger legends for a fun pop-up series that’s not to miss. The 24th-floor bar, perched atop the Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago, welcomes Kuma’s Corner for an ongoing series running on Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., starting June 2. During this time, the legendary burger restaurant, famed for its piled-high beef burgers on pretzel buns, will feature its famed Led Zepplin, Darkthrone, WASP and Pig Destroyer burgers for $10 apiece. It’s all served alongside AIRE’s regular offerings of shareable plates, cocktails, beer and seasonal dishes.