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Tax Day Specials Worth Every Dollar

Chicago's hottest spots can help you celebrate—or ease the pain—of filing your taxes

SafeHouse Chicago

Tax season can either be a very good time or a very painful one. We hope you are going to be reveling in a tax refund from old Uncle Sam, but even if you’re feeling some pain from your filing, we have your back. Plenty of Chicago bars, restaurants and hotels are offering special deals on Monday to make your filing less frightening.

Hotel Allegro

If you came away ahead after filing, the Kimpton Hotel Allegro {171 West Randolph Street, Chicago; 312.236.0123} has the perfect package to celebrate your refund. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, Hotel Allegro is within walking distance from many Chicago attractions including theaters, shopping, dining, and other perfect spots to spend the rest of your return. Plus, while you’re at the hotel, enjoy a special 17.4-percebt off rooms to cover Chicago’s Hotel Accommodation Tax, as well as a $25 daily food and beverage credit for use at 312 Chicago or Bar Allegro. The package also includes a special “Payday” welcome of Prosecco and chocolate gold coins. Book now!

SafeHouse Chicago

Celebrate Tax Day like a spy at SafeHouse Chicago {60 East Ontario Street, Chicago; 312.313.1007}. If you haven’t heard of Chicago’s newest secret restaurant, now is your chance to check it out … if you make it past the password-protected door. They will be offering a special Undercover Happy Hour from 4-6 pm on Tuesday, April 18 for those who have grown weary from all the number crunching. Agents can indulge in $4 domestic beers, $5 well drinks and $6 house wines as well as $6 apps including Fried C4 Cheese Cruds and Bird Watcher Wings,.

Geja’s Cafe

Want to celebrate Tax Day all month long? You’re in luck! Geja’s Café {340 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago; 773.281.9101}, Chicago’s legendary fondue restaurant, is offering their Tax Relief deal of $20.17 off each Premier Dinner every Sunday-Thursday during the entire month of April. Consistently ranked as one of the best dates spots in the country, and known for romantic dining, this will take a weekday dinner date up a notch … or five. Choose from their extensive list of fine, moderately priced wines, and unwind.

The Kerryman

When Tax Day falls on a Monday, you certainly deserve to treat yourself after work! Thankfully, The Kerryman {661 North Clark Street, Chicago; 312.335.8121} is celebrating Tax Day this Monday with $4.18 glasses of wine and 1/2 priced bottles of wine available all day. Trivia will also take place at 7 pm that night and guests will play for the chance to win back some of the cash they might have lost to taxes.

Hotel Palomar Chicago

Take the edge off with a complimentary cocktail from Sable Kitchen & Bar’s “Brown Line” menu at Hotel Palomar {505 North State Street, Chicago; 312.755.9703}. The four cocktails are big, bold, and spirit forward—just the type of slow sipper you need after filing taxes. We highly recommend the Last Stop, Old Town made with Laird’s apple brandy, bourbon, sweet vermouth, boomerang, and cherry bark bitters. Cheers to surviving another tax season!

By Kaleigh Glaza, Online Editor