Travelling to Chicago can be very expensive and put a huge dent in your wallet, especially if you enjoy the abundant restaurants and nightlife. Fortunately, there are two big ways to save money in Chicago.

1. Bar & Restaurant Specials. Probably the easiest way to keep your tabs low is to visit bars and restaurants on nights when they are offering specials. This might take some planning ahead, but there are websites, such as, that make it easy to find specials by your location in Chicago and by deal type.

2. Groupon, Living Social, Yelp Deals, and more. Chicago bars and restaurants offer lots of great saving opportunities on these deal sites. You'd be surprised to find restaurants and bars of all types, sizes, and price points in their lists. Take advantage of these, and you can save as much as 60% off of your tabs.

 And there you have it. There's no reason to go broke when visiting Chicago. Have fun!