On July 15th, 2017 we're throwing a digital birthday bash for someone who's always there, Mr. Happy Hour. Explore Chicago with city-wide food & drink specials found exclusively on the MealSteal app.
It all started in 1989, when lawmakers effectively banned happy hours in Illinois....Talk about a buzzkill. Back then, some of your favorite Chicago spots couldn't lure you in after work with hours-long promotions designed to save you a couple dollars on an appetizer, a pint of beer or a glass of wine. Truly tragic. On July, 15 2015, that all changed when Bruce Rauner signed the Culinary and Hospitality Modernization Act, lifting the statewide ban that prohibited drink specials for 26 years.
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