Bull & Bear

Days: Daily drink specials / Mon.-Fri. food specials
Times: 3-7pm for food specials
Drink Deals: $5 beers to $35 sangria bucket! (see calendar)
Food Deals: Half-off appetizers


Drink Up: For a busy bar, the service was amazing! Thank you, Frannie!!

Spill the Wine: The half-off wine specials are for bottles only, not for wine by the glass.


Last night at Bull & Bear, Windy City Bloggers hosted a Happy Hour event along with Chicago Food Bloggers. 

Bull & Bear is a classy sports bar that I’ve been told can be a hot spot for the finance crowd. I definitely saw my share of suits, but I also saw plenty of casually dressed folks there to watch last night’s Chicago Blackhawks game. Towards the end of Happy Hour, people were gathering for the weekly Tuesday trivia nights.  If you’re big into trivia, you’ll definitely want to follow Bull & Bar on any one of their social media links for updates on monthly themed trivia nights, such as “Sex & the City” trivia night.

Each day, Bull & Bear features different drink specials all night long. On my Tuesday night visit, the specials included half-off bottles of wine and $15 buckets of Sam Adams. While I love a wine deal, I would have loved more if there was a deal on wine by the glass. I chose to try one of their popular “Liquid Assets” cocktails ($11 each), the No. 4. It’s a cucumber infused Belvedere cocktail with muddled watermelon, lemon, & lime. The first half of the drink was and incredibly refreshing spring time drink needed for a cloudy day. However, the latter half of the drink fell a bit flat so I went back to my tried and true wine, Sauvignon Blanc at $9 a glass. 

On weeknights, appetizers are half-off from 3-7pm, such as pretzels and truffle fries. We received complimentary guacamole and grilled chicken & veggie quesadillas bites.  The guacamole was especially tasty with a few chopped strawberries on top. The strawberry addition was something I had seen or never tasted before, but it was a welcomed experienced. On my way out the door, I commented that I wish I had tupperware to bring some home with me. It’s seriously not to be missed.

Like any great blogger Happy Hour, it was always great to connect with people and talk about our love of food & drink and the agony of getting a great photo of both. It was great to finally meet twitter buddy and fellow wine enthusiast Windy City Epicurean, whose drink of choice was a Riesling. It was also great to chat with the ladies of What R U Wearing, Arin of Heart of Chic, and the always fabulous hostess with the mostest Kit of The Kittchen.

Since I went to Happy Hour straight from work, I used Uber service to transport me to and from my office. I also chose to use Uber to avoid that madness of me finding my way around Chicago’s River North. I was pleasantly surprised that my Happy Hour pick up arrived in under 5 minutes… and complimented on my outfit! Since I was arriving back to my office after hours, I really appreciated the offer to wait until I was secure inside, a courtesy that usually only comes from family & close friends.

If you’re new to Uber and want to check it out, use promo code HAPPYHOURTOUR to get your first ride free, up to $20. 

Thanks to Uber Chicago for collaborating with The Happy Hour Tour. My ride was complimentary. All opinions are my own.


Bull & Bear
Neighborhood: River North

431 N. Wells 
Chicago, IL 60654

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