About Us

Greetings, and welcome to Bar Native! We’re glad you took the time to stop by our website, and we know it’s going to be something you come back to time and time again when you are out there navigating the Chicago nightlife.

The idea for Bar Native came to us a few years ago while we were out and about, trying to determine how, in the midst of a recession, we could still regularly enjoy going out for drinks, without racking up huge bar tabs. There didn’t seem to be that “go-to” guide that could list the drink specials for a given day, nor was there a central place for information on the Chicago drinking scene. So our idea was to create this website where someone could enter preferences and, in a much more robust way than was currently available, find drink deals in a particular neighborhood or by the type of special. For example, there wasn’t a way to know where the wine deals were that night in Bucktown…

Now there is.

Bar Native has compiled a vast database of information, and with cutting edge web development—yay web development team!—puts all that information at your fingertips.

While drink specials might be the reason you first visit Bar Native, you’ll want to come back for the content as well:  special events, drink recipes, bar reviews, and much more… We want to be your first stop before you hit the streets. And bring us with you. You’ll be able to access our drink specials database from your iPad, or the mobile device of your choice.

In upcoming weeks we will be adding new features, such as the ability for you to set user preferences and have drink specials sent to you by email.

We are excited to share Bar Native with you, and please feel free to email us with any ideas or suggestions you have.


Shirley Patterson

John Loster