Don't waste your money on overpriced food and drinks. Instead, check out some of these great daily deals and plan your week accordingly.
Tuesday: $2 Tacos and $4 Margaritas at J. Patrick's Bar and Grill
Thanks to their great food and drink specials, you can make it a Mexican night at J. Patrick's every Tuesday. Order up tacos for just $2 for a cheap lunch or dinner. Since that's sure to work up your thirst, there are also $4 margaritas and $3 Corona and Dos Equis bottles available as well. 1367 W. Erie St.; 312-243-0990
Wednesday: Half-Price Burgers at Sports Corner Bar and Grill
Wrigleyville's Sports Corner is a hot spot on any Cubs game day, but it's also a great place to get food and drink specials most nights of the week. Wednesdays are particularly popular for their half-priced burgers, $10 domestic pitchers and $15 import and craft pitchers. While you fill up on burgers and booze, participate in Wednesday night trivia for a chance to win prizes.
956 W. Addison St.; 773-929-1441
Thursday: $4 Jack Daniels Cocktails and Draft Beers at The Ashland
At The Ashland, you can watch your favorite Thursday night shows while sipping on cheap drinks. Order any draft beer or Jack Daniels cocktail and pay just $4 a piece. Meanwhile, shows like "The Office," "Community," and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" will be playing on the flatscreens. 2824 N. Ashland Ave.; 773-883-7297
Friday: $5 Martinis at Grand Central
What better way to kick off the weekend that with some cheap drinks? At Grand Central, you'll have your choice of $4 bombs, $15 buckets of domestic bottles or $5 martinis. Grand Central has an especially impressive list of Absolut martinis from which to choose. For a sweet treat, order the chocolate martini made with vanilla Absolut, cookies n' cream liqueur and white chocolate liqueur. 950 W. Wrightwood Ave.; 773-832-4000
Sunday: $6 Jumbo Bloody Marys at 10Pin Bowling Lounge
Forget your typical brunch routine and mix it up with an afternoon of bowling and drinking at 10Pin. For $3 each, you can order up Miller Lite and MGD bottles. However, the real steal is the jumbo-sized Bloody Mary deal, which costs just $6 and just might give you the edge you need to bowl a strike. 330 N. State St.; 312-644-0300