River North has one of Chicago’s hottest nightlife scenes, and a night of drinking there can get pricey. There are plenty of great deals to be found, you just have to do a little research beforehand. Here are 5 cocktails under $10 in River North.
The App App Spritz at Bar Lupo ($8.99) NOW CLOSED
Stop by this Italian pub for reasonably priced drinks and appetizers. Enjoy the classic house cocktail at Bar Lupo, which is made from Aperol, Apricot and Bubbles. It’s a refreshing drink to enjoy on a warm summer night. They also serve a couple of other $8.99 cocktails including the Hugo Spritz (Elderflower, Mint, Prosecco) and Brau Buck (Bourbon, Amaro, Ginger). Bar Lupo, 217 W. Huron Street
This vintage-inspired, casual tavern has quite a lot of cocktail choices under 10 bucks. If you’re into Moscow Mules, the Tincup Mule is a spicy new take. This cocktail is made of Tincup whiskey, ginger beer, lime juice and ghost-pepper bitters. Green Door Chicago, 678 N. Orleans Street
This popular drink includes tequila, lime, Grenadine, and Chipotle Orange Syrup. Henry’s also has a long list of other cocktails and IPAs. It’s a fun dinner option too: they have 22 different sliders on their menu! Enjoy live music while you sip on your drink of choice. And check out their happy-hour specials to save even more money. Henry's Chicago, 18 W. Hubbard Street
The Margaritas at Taco Joint ($9 to $10)
Classic and flavored margaritas range in price here from $9 to $10. Choose from unique flavor combinations such as blood orange, mango-passion, hibiscus-prickly pear, chile mango, or grapefruit. Taco Joint, 158 W. Ontario Street
Try this classic pub’s fruity take on a martini, which includes Stoli blueberry vodka, Chambord Blue Curacao and sour mix. Most of their drink menu is under $10 as well. This local favorite pub has been operating in River North for 30 years. Brehon Pub, 731 N. Wells Street
Which of these cocktails will you try first? Tell us in the comments. Find more nightlife picks at these 13 trendy cocktail spots in Chicago, or find inspiration in the city itself while sipping on Chicago-inspired cocktails.