5 Spots To Savor Boozy Milkshakes In Chicago This Fall

Sometimes your soul just demands a burger and fries with a frothy milkshake—and Chicago is the expert when it comes to serving up booze-infused milkshakes. If you’re in the mood to indulge your sweet tooth the next time you’re in town, have a look at these the five destinations we love where you can savor boozy milkshakes this fall.

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Public House
Public House is a trendy gastropub and beer hall, conveniently located in the heart of River North. The restaurant offers a unique and interactive dining experience for beer enthusiasts, allowing patrons to pour their own beer and shots from the comfort of their booth. Not in the mood for a straight-up brew? Fear not: Public House’s array of boozy milkshakes will hit the spot, which are each blended with craft beer. Don’t miss the Vanilla Stout Cake Shake, which is made with JP’s Casper White Stout, vanilla ice cream and confetti-buttercream cake.

Griddle 24
Located on the edge of Chicago’s River North neighborhood is Griddle 24, an around-the-clock spot that slings burgers, sandwiches and fresh salads for guests that can’t get enough of the city’s best diner fare. What’s even better about Griddle 24? The restaurant’s lineup of 10 boozy cocktails to choose from, including the White Russian Shake (vanilla ice cream, Kahlúa liqueur, Ketel One Vodka) and Salty Caramel Shake (Makers Mark, sea salt, caramel, vanilla ice cream).

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Rudy’s Bar and Grille
Rudy’s Bar & Grille is a casual pub located near Chicago’s Millennium Park, which provides the warm, inviting atmosphere you’d expect from a neighborhood bar—Chicago memorabilia included. In addition to its comfort-food-inspired menu items like the Loaded Nachos, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich and Signature Burger, Rudy’s is also home to the famous Milkshake Martini. Expertly blended, chilled and served in dainty martini glasses, Rudy’s Milkshake Martinis come in varieties of chocolate, vanilla and more.

DMK Burger Bar: With five locations around Chicago, DMK Burger Bar has established itself as a go-to spot for artfully crafted grass-fed beef burgers that successfully keep those hangry feelings at bay. Don’t miss menu staples like the Roasted Hatch Green Chile Burger (topped with pepper-jack cheese and smoked bacon) and Breakfast Burger (with a sunny-side-up egg, of course!), which are sure to hit the spot. Finish things off with one of DMK’s signature shakes, which come in vanilla, chocolate, espresso, peanut butter and specialty flavors, with which you can “go boozy” to your heart’s desire.

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BRGRBELLY
Belly up to the bar at this Portage Park destination for a delicious burger (like the Black Betty, loaded with bacon and bleu cheese) atop a homemade bun with a side of the restaurant’s crispy hand-cut fries. As if that isn’t decadent enough, don’t miss the BRGRBELLY’s grown-up shakes, which consist of the latest boozy concoction blended with ice cream, pulled sugar and the restaurant’s “almost-famous” butter cookie. That’s right—a whole cookie and booze, all in your milkshake.

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