7 Places To Grab A Cocktail At Midway Airport

7 Places to Grab a Cocktail at (or Near) Midway Airport

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Whether you’re a business traveler or heading off to a long-anticipated vacation, if you find yourself in Chicago’s Midway Airport with a delay or layover on your hands, you might be wondering where to find a good stiff drink to help you pass the time.

Have no fear; you won’t have to search far for a good cocktail; Midway is full of great food and drink stops to keep you satisfied. Here are 5 great places to grab a drink in the airport.

Halstead Street Tap

Located at A Concourse

Not only does this great Midway location have a variety of delicious snacks to help you indulge during your airport downtime, they offer a full service bar and talented bartenders to ensure that you get the drink you want and that it’s made impeccably.

Lalo’s Restaurant

Main Terminal

This is a jolly place to stop off for some authentic Mexican food and a world-famous margarita. Not only can you get your fill of tacos, chalupas, burritos and Mexican entrees, you can unwind with a frosted or on-the-rocks margarita.

Illinois Bar and Grill

Main Terminal

The Illinois Bar and Grill in the Main Terminal is a great place to stop in for a delicious burger, breakfast foods and any number of refreshing delicious cocktails. It’s a sit down restaurant, as well, so if you’d really like to enjoy table service while you’re waiting at Midway, this is a prime destination.

Miller’s Pub

Concourse B, Gate B11

Another great place to get a drink at Midway is Miller’s Pub, which offers a full bar and a variety of beers. You can also get a great meal here, with breakfast, lunch and suitable dinner options available at different times a day. They’re also open at 5:30 so those of you catching early flights can count on a great meal even early.

Reilly’s Daughter

Main Terminal

This authentic Irish pub is ideal for those of you looking for a kind bartender a stout drink before boarding your flight. This is probably the go-to for those of looking for variety of beers, wines and cocktails, as they serve myriad options in all three. As far as the menu goes, you can expect a variety of traditional Irish names to pop up, and the wood grain will make you feel right at home.

Great Drink Spots Near Midway Airport

If your layover or delay is long enough, you might want to book car service and head over to some of the outstanding drink spots near Midway Airport.

Here’s a handful of notable places to consider the next time you’re in town.

Mr. C’s Midway Bar

4654 W. 63rd Street, Chicago, IL

This Chicago stop is a great little watering hole to fill a long delay or attack of thirst during you visit to the Windy City. It’s locally owned, comfortable and features a full bar and variety of brews.

Bohica Bar and Grill

5518 S. Archer Avenue, Chicago, IL

This Chicago bar is a great place for Bears fans, especially if delicious burgers and entrees and a variety of drinks are what you’re looking for. Meet some local Chicagoans, have a delicious drink and pass the time in comfort at Bohica during your delay or layover.

Your time at Chicago’s Midway Airport doesn’t have to be dull and uneventful; you can find a great drink inside the airport, or get your car service chauffeur to whisk you off to a nearby bar or watering hole. Enjoy a delicious cocktail and your downtime between flights at Chicago’s Midway.


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