Sunday, November 23, 2014
What's Free and ridiculously cheap in Chicago

10p - 4a

DOLLAR DISCO @ Smartbar - $2 all night long!

$2 admission
$2 PBR
$2 Well Drinks

with resident DJs...


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Smart Bar || 3730 N. Clark st.Map it!comment

Free BBQ!

Vodka lemonade $2.50 Free BBQ at 4:30
Big Chicks || 5024 N SherridanMap it!comment

Free Buffet

Every Sunday at the Gallery, they've got a really good home cooked buffet. To wash it down, they've got $6 pitchers of Leinenkugel. The evening also f...

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Gallery Cabaret || 2020 N Oakley AvenueMap it!comment
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$5 Beer-and-a-Shot: Bells and Any Well Shot

$3 Entry
Empty Bottle || 1035 N Western AvenueMap it!comment

Rail Bar & Grill Specials

Brunch and build your own Bloody Mary until 3 p.m. -
$4.50 Single
$7.75 Unlimited
$3 Stadium Cup 22oz Miller lite & Coors light ...

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Rail Bar & Grill || 4709 N Damen AveMap it!comment

1/2 Price Cocktails

1/2 price drinks and menu for industry workers(with proof).
Sunda || 110 W IllinoisMap it!comment
10:30a - 3 p

$7.75 All You Can Drink Bloody Marys

$7.75 unlimited refills at the 60+ ingredient bloody mary bar.
$2 Domestic/$3 Import Draft Pints

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Rail Bar (Damen Brown Line) || 4709 N. DamenMap it!comment

$3 mimosas, $5 bloody mary bar and Bacardi bombs

$3 mimosas, $5 bloody Mary bar and Bacardi bombs

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The Grand Central || 950 W. Wrightwood Ave.Map it!comment
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Free Millennium Park Red Bull Art of Can Exhibit Through November 16

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This Fall, come to Millennium Park’s Red Bull Art of Can for the international sculpture competition. Out of the 300+ submissions, a 6 judge panel has selected the 30 pieces that are currently on display through November 16 at the Chase Promenade South. The exposition will be open Monday-Friday, 7am-10pm, Saturday 9am-10pm and Sunday from 9am-6pm. Various nights will host special events. Find more details at

Complimentary Sub-Saharan Dinner at Lakeview’s Bolat Every Wednesday Through December 24

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Bolat Restaurant & Loung (3346 N Clark, Chicago), an authentic Chicago sub-Saharan culinary restaurant, is hosting a dinner giveaway every Wednesday in spirit of the quickly approaching holiday season and consequently offering a window into African culture through food. So why offer a free dinner? It’s simple:

In African culture, it’s typical for the host of a party to pay for everything.  Bolat highlights this celebrated tradition and as a host, they will offer a free dinner to the first 20 lucky people to RSVP every Wednesday from through December 24. Reservations can be made by calling (773) 665-1100 and reservations will be made on a first come first serve basis. The dinner is a prix fixe menu that includes one starter, one entrée, and one dessert. Following is the prix fixe menu options:


·         Cilantro Veggie Soup with Honey Bread

·         Stuffed Plantains with Cognac Dip


·         Caramelized Jerk Wings with Jollof Rice

·         Chicken Gumbo with Rice

·         Peanut Soup with Fufu


·         Coconut Tabu

So I know the brokehipster readers would appreciate an option for a free meal. So, make your reservation and prepare for an evening of delicious free food!!

Reservations can be made any day except Wednesday and there are 2 time options for every Wednesday: 5:15-6:15 and 6:30-7:30.

RSVP by calling (773) 665-1100

Best Of The Big Bands October 24 at 6pm at the Harold Washington Library

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Hey guys, you like fun stuff right? Of course! And free stuff? You do? That’s great. This Friday October 24 at 6:00p, swing by the Harold Washington Library at 400 S State for a performance from the Chicago Bar Association’s Barristers Big Band!!! It’s free and it’s bound to be a terrific time, so I’ll see you there!!!

Sing and Sway with Rhye at the Vic on Saturday

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by Marisa Ruiz (@MarisaVictoria)

Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal of Rhye

Music from Rhye evokes the the mood to slip into something slinky and take slow sips of the smoothest 12-year whiskey your money could buy. The coupling of Canadian singer Mike Milosh’s androgynous lilt with the mastery of Danish instrumentalist Robin Hannibal adds up to sultry jams that make you want to sway with your eyes closed. Those in attendance at this duo’s upcoming show at The Vic on Saturday, October 25th will have the chance to do just that.

Rhye’s 2013 debut effort, Woman has been a tremendously well-received work of art, earning high praise from the likes of Pitchfork, SPIN and Rolling Stone. That’s no easy feat for any artist’s first release. Perhaps the mysterious tease of how the songs were first released aided with drawing in such notable attention. Milosh and Hannibal mindfully released tracks without revealing who was behind the vocals. “We never had any big grand plan [by not revealing our faces],” says Milosh. “I just didn’t really want to lead with my face. It was nice to have people just experience the music without knowing what I looked like.”

Audience members at The Vic on Saturday will be able to enjoy the live experience of the songs of Woman; including the heart-melting “Open” and the groovy and upbeat jam “Last Dance”. Milosh shared with Broke Hipster that he will also be weaving in three modified songs from Jetlag, the record from his self-titled music project that he works on in addition to Rhye.

There’s still a chance to grab your tickets to the show. Make sure you smell extra nice. Someone might try and snuggle with you during the show.

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Vic Theatre -3145 N. Sheffield
Doors at 7 / Show at 8 (18+)
Featuring special guest, Lo-Fang



Domino’s Offering $1 Pizzas for 100 minutes on Saturday, 10/18

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by Marisa Ruiz (@MarisaVictoria)

PizzaaaaaaWhen I heard this news, I literally had to think twice and ask if today was April Fools Day or not. Lucky for all pizza lovers of our fair city, it is totally October and this eye-widening deal is legit. In honor of celebrating their 100th location in Chicago, Domino’s is offering a one-topping medium pizza on Saturday, 10/18 for 100 cents (which your grammar school education might remind you is $1, y’all!)

In the spirit of consistency, the offer will run for precisely 100 minutes, starting at noon and ending at 1:40 p.m. at every location in the city. Before you start clearing room in your fridge to stock up on pizza for the apocalypse, know there’s a limit of 5 per customer. (Apologies on their behalf if that makes you feel like this.)

Also, Domino’s has that rad little pizza tracker on their web site – so you can stare at your screen with your mouth watering until that bargain pizza shows up at your door. You can check out which location delivers to you on the locations tab of their web site.

Get after it, pizza fiends! And tip your delivery guys the same (if not more!) as you would for a normal price. Something tells me they’re going to be doing a LOT of hustling in those 100 minutes!

With cheesy love and pepperoni dreams,


DISCLAIMER: This post was tagged under “Free Food” because there is not a category called “Almost Free Food” – but I mean, it’s a DOL-LAR. ;)