Monday, December 28

You've got through the end of December to take advantage of a sweet deal at Dusek's (1227 W. 18th St., Pilsen, 312-526-3851). Bring in a can of food to donate to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, and in exchange, you'll be handed a can of Revolution beer. (Note that you can bring in as many cans of food as you want, but you'll max out at getting one beer in exchange.)

Wednesday, December 30

Your office is probably pretty quiet, so you can likely sneak out a little early to make it to happy hour at Beermiscuous (2812 N. Lincoln Ave., Lake View, 855-450-2337). Beginning at 5:30 today (and every Wednesday), four-beer flights are available for half-price, and you can craft a flight from any of their brews on draught. The deal runs until 8 p.m.

Thursday, December 31

Feel obligated to do something on New Years Eve but want to be home in your pajamas by the time the ball drops? There are still some openings for the early seating of the NYE dinner at Sink|Swim (3213 W. Armitage Ave., Logan Square, 773-486-7465), a six-course, $75 menu with optional drink pairings. If you'd like to get in on the early-evening action, go here.

Friday, January 1

It's one of the brunchiest days of the year. Get things off to a good start by planning to order one of our twelve favorite brunch bites in 2015.