Where to Celebrate Earth Day in Chicago

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As spring fully unfolds in Chicago, let’s not forget that Earth Day is coming up! If you’re looking for places to celebrate Earth Day in Chicago, check out these bars holding themselves accountable and giving back to the community by running Earth Day fundraisers and events. For those hungry for a full meal, check out our list of sustainable restaurants in Chicago for your next green dining experience.

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aliveOne

2683 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614

In support of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, aliveOne in Lincoln Park will feature a specialty “The John Muir” cocktail for $8 each, and $1 from each cocktail sold will benefit the National Parks Conservation Association. The cocktail features Ketel One Vodka, demerara syrup, fresh lime juice and grapefruit La Croix.

For 100 years, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association has been the leading voice in safeguarding national parks. NPCA and its members and supporters work together to protect and preserve the nation’s most iconic and inspirational places for future generations.

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Central Park Bar

2924 N. Central Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60618

In recognition of Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, Central Park Bar will donate $1 from every Banana Stand cocktail sold to the Illinois Green Alliance. The $10 cocktail is served frozen and features Ron Zacapa Centenario Rum, Giffard Banane du Bresil, cream of hazelnut, and Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate Bitters.

Illinois Green Alliance is a member-driven nonprofit working to promote buildings and communities that give people better, brighter, healthier places to live, work, and learn. They foster a growing and vibrant green-building community with programs, advocacy, and education driven by volunteers and members.

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Estelle’s

2013 W. North Ave. Chicago, IL 60647

In recognition of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, Estelle’s will host an “Earth Day Market” from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guests can sip and shop local and sustainable items from Chicago-area artists and vendors who will be selling candles, coquito, plants, stones, crafts, art, jewelry, vintage items and more. The event is for guests who are 21 and over only.

Patrons who arrive early can take advantage of Estelle’s half-price happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. which features half-off beer, wine, and signature cocktails.

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H&C Pour House

2470 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614

In support of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, H&C Pour House in Lincoln Park will offer a special Green River Margarita for $14 featuring FINO Tequila, Green River Soda and Green Chartreuse. A portion of proceeds from each cocktail sold will be donated to the Alliance for the Great Lakes. Created in 1970 and headquartered in Chicago, the Alliance for the Great Lakes is a nonpartisan nonprofit working across the region to protect our most precious resource: the fresh, clean, and natural waters of the Great Lakes.

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Remedy

1910 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60647

In honor of Earth Day, Remedy will feature a $5 Right Bee Cider special all evening on Saturday, April 22. Located on Chicago’s northwest side, Right Bee’s Urban Cidery features ten bee hives on the roof, managed by The Hive Supply, that provide honey for many of their ciders. The bees pollinate the wildflowers that grow on the train tracks outside of Right Bee.

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The Owl

2521 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60647

In recognition of Earth Day, on Saturday, April 22 The Owl in Logan Square will donate $1 from each $6 Daisy Cutter (16-ounce cans) sold to the National Parks Conservation Association. For 100 years, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association has been the leading voice in safeguarding national parks. NPCA and its members and supporters work together to protect and preserve the nation’s most iconic and inspirational places for future generations.

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