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Must-Try October Food & Beverage Specials

From the first-ever Pier Pumpkin Lights pop-up to haunted mazes, Centennial Wheel rides and free arts and culture programs, guests at Navy Pier might work up an appetite with all of the activities to do this month. Don’t worry because Navy Pier’s onsite restaurant partners have created fall-inspired bites & drinks that are perfect to indulge in after an October day or evening at the Pier. Check them all out below!

Billy Goat Tavern

  • Zombie Goat: Billy Goat vodka, soda, cranberry, blue curacao, splash of lemonade

Big Bowl

  • Regular and Boozy Popsicles: Lettuce Entertain You’s own vodka

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

  • Bobbing for Apples: Vodka and sour apple liquor, combined with fall-flavored juices and caramel swirl
  • Apple Crumble Cheesecake: Made from scratch, drizzled with strawberry and caramel sauce, topped with whipped cream


  • Harvest Sangria: Vodka, prosecco, apple cider, apples and cinnamon
  • The Grave Digger: Whiskey, apple cider, ginger ale, lemon twist

Harry Caray’s Tavern

  • Jumbo Soft Pretzel: Beer cheese fondue – pair it with Sam Adams Octoberfest
  • Evil Apple Bacon Burger: Burger, sharp cheddar, spicy mayo, bacon apple compote – pair it with Moody Tongue’s Here’s to Harry Amber Ale
  • Beer Bratwurst: Grilled drunken brat served on hot dog bun with white peppercorn mustard and grilled onions – pair it with Sam Adams Octoberfest
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake: Pair it with Irish Coffee
  • Monster Smash: Bacardi Superior, Midori, Splash of Sierra Mist, Fresh Lemon Juice, Mint, Sloe Gin Floater, Gummy Eye Ball
  • Vampire Bite Martini: Rumchata,  Fireball, Grenadine, Red Sugar Rim
  • Walk through Harry’s Haunted Hallway – 100 feet of spooky fun draped in spider webs, animated ghouls and creepy creatures 

Margaritaville Chicago

  • Frozen Hot Chocolate: Topped with whipped cream or other sweet treats available
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake

Riva Crabhouse

  • Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest
  • Berry Scary Spritz
  • Maliboo: Malibu, lemonade, grenadine
  • Specialty cocktail featuring Navy Pier’s own honey  

Snow Dragon Shavery

  • Buy one, get one free on all pumpkin flavors: Pumpkin Shaved Snow, Donut Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwich, Pumpkin Spice Milkshake 

Tiny Tavern

  • Tiny Cider: Hot apple cider, spiced rum, lemon juice, raw sugar rim
  • Bread Pudding: Warm buttery caramel, vanilla ice cream, cinnamon, nutmeg


We can’t wait to see what you think of these delicious specials! Get inspired by our very own video and make sure to use #NavyPier and #PierPumpkinLights in any posts for a chance to get featured on our channels:  InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

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