Remember way back in the day, when a beer cost $2? Don't strain yourself. They still do at McGonigal's Pub. Every day, choose from one of six beers that are $2 all day everyday. They are:Old Style, Rolling Rock and PBR bottles, and cans of Miller High Life, Hamms and PBR. Or ask about the beer of the month.
McGonigal's Pub is located at 105 S. Cook St., Barrington. (847) 277-7400 or mcgonigalspub.com.
Claim Jumper specials
Hop to the all-day bar specials at Claim Jumper. Choose from the $3 menu between CJ Honey Blonde Ale, CJ Original Red Ale, CJ Hefewizen, Coors Light and Budweiser. Or the $4 menu -- draft pints of Fat Tire and Stella Artois. Or pick a $4 cocktail. Choices include the Long Island iced tea, lemon drop martini, white sangria, cosmopolitan, raspberry martini or the mojito.
Claim Jumper has locations at 92 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, and 2610 N. Sutton Road, Hoffman Estates. See claimjumper.com.
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All-pro game day
The RAM features pro-worthy drinks during all pro football games. Choices include $4.25 Jack Daniel's/Oakheart/Bacardi mixed drinks, $5.25 El Jimardo margaritas and $7 Proud Mary Bloody Marys. Or now, for a limited time, grab a seasonal brew: the S'no Angel Winter Weizenbock.
RAM Restaurant and Brewery has locations at 9520 W. Higgins, Rosemont; 1901 McConnor Parkway, Schaumburg; and 700 Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling. Visit theram.com.