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Billy Goat Tavern

This popular and widely recognized Chicago restaurant/bar became famous when it served as inspiration for a Saturday Night Live skit featuring the late comic actor John Belushi. It is the fifth Billy Goat Tavern to open in the city, and Navy Pier Pier visitors are guaranteed to go away happy after ordering a “Cheezborger.”

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More About Billy Goat Tavern

The original Billy Goat Tavern location was “born” in 1934 when Greek immigrant, William “Billy Goat” Sianis, purchased the Lincoln Tavern. Billy Goat bought the tavern for $205, with a check that bounced but was later repaid with sales from the first weekend. The tavern was located across from the Chicago Stadium (now United Center) and attracted mainly sports fans. Sianis became known as “Billy Goat,” when a goat fell off a passing truck and wandered inside. Sianis adopted the goat, grew a goatee, acquired the nickname “Billy Goat,” and changed the name of the bar to the Billy Goat Tavern.

The Republican Convention came to town in 1944 and Billy Goat posted a sign saying, “No Republicans allowed.” This caused the tavern to be packed with Republicans demanding to be served, and led to local fame for the savvy Billy Goat, publicity stunt master.

In 1964, Billy Goat moved his tavern to its present subterranean location. Since then, the Billy Goat Tavern has expanded to include locations on Washington Street (Loop), Wells Street (South Loop), the “Billy Goat Inn” on Madison Avenue (United Center), Navy Pier, O’Hare (Terminal 1, Concourse C), and Washington D.C.


Dog-Friendly Dining and Cruises at Navy Pier

Navy Pier is going to the dogs! Guests are invited to enjoy dog-friendly patios and cruises all summer long with select on-Pier partners.

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This summer, Navy Pier is going to the dogs! Guests are invited to enjoy dog-friendly patios and cruises all summer long with select on-Pier partners.

Dog-Friendly Patios at Navy Pier

Dogs are welcome all along Navy Pier’s South Dock, including the patio seating areas at select restaurants. Restaurants with dog-friendly patios include: 

For more information, please use the links above to contact our participating restaurant partners. 

Dog-Friendly Cruises on Seadog

Seadog Chicago offers Architecture Tours and Lakefront Tours departing from Navy Pier’s South Dock. Dogs are welcome aboard Seadog and cruise for FREE*! (All we ask is that pooches are leashed and friendly!)

*Certain restrictions apply. Contact Seadog Chicago at 312-321-7600 for more information.

Dog-Friendly Cruises on Shoreline Sightseeing

Dogs are welcome on Shoreline Sightseeing’s regularly scheduled Architecture River Tours departing from Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier, and on our Classic Lake Tours departing from Dock Street at Navy Pier as well as on our Water Taxis at all stops on both River and Lake Routes. No charge for dogs, but we do ask they be on a leash and well behaved. For more information, please visit here or call 312-222-9328.

October Food & Drink Specials

From October 1 – October 31, enjoy Halloween-themed specials at participating onsite establishments. 

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From October 1 – October 31, enjoy Halloween-themed specials at participating onsite establishments. 

Participating Partner Offers

Billy Goat Tavern

During the month of October, enjoy a scary “Zombie Goat” at Billy Goat Tavern
Big Bowl

Regular and Boozy Popsicles
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

During the month of October, enjoy a “Bobbing For Apples!” cocktail and an Apple Crumble Cheesecake at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Sip on a “Harvest Sangria” and/or “The Grave Digger” cocktail all October-long at Giordano’s.  
Harry Caray’s Tavern on Navy Pier

Eat, drink and be scary at Harry Caray’s Tavern, Navy Pier. Walk through Harry’s Haunted Hallway–100ft of spooky fun draped in spider webs, animated ghouls and creepy creatures.


    Beer Cheese Fondue

    paired it with Sam Adams Octoberfest $7.00

    Burger, Sharp Cheddar, Spicy Mayo  Bacon Apple Compote | Choice of Fries or Coleslaw 

    pair it with Moody Tongue Here’s to Harry Amber Ale $7.00  

    Grilled Drunken Brat served on Hot Dog Bun with White Peppercorn Mustard and Grilled Onions | Choice of Fries or Coleslaw 

    paired it with Sam Adams Octoberfest $7.00 


    pair it with Irish Coffee $10.00


    Bacardi Superior, Midori, Splash of Sierra Mist, Fresh Lemon Juice, Mint, Sloe Gin Floater, Gummy Eye Ball
    Rumchata,  Fireball, Grenadine, Red Sugar Rim
Margaritaville Chicago

Margaritaville is offering frozen hot chocolate and pumpkin cheesecake.   
Offshore Rooftop & Bar

Offshore is offering a $12 burger, fries and beer combo on Mondays & Tuesdays, 1/2 off select wines by the bottle on Wednesdays & Thursdaysplus the following cocktails.

Offshore After Dark Cocktails: 

  • Trick & Treat – $14 
    Bacardi, Passionfruit, OJ, Cinnamon Syrup, Squid Ink Foam

  • Corpse Reviver II – $14  
    Bombay Sapphire, Lillet Blanc, Lemon, Triple Sec, Herbsaint

  • Hocus Pocus – $14
    Sipsmith Gin, Violette, Lemon, Maraschino 

Riva Crabhouse

Riva Crabhouse is offering special drinks, including: Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest, “Berry Scary Spritz“, “Maliboo“, and a specialty local ingredient cocktail (made from Navy Pier’s own honey harvest). 
Snow Dragon Shavery

Snow Dragon Shavery is offering Buy 1 Get 1 FREE on all pumpkin flavors, including: Pumpkin Shaved Snow, Donut Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwich, Pumpkin Spice Milkshake
Tiny Tavern

Tiny Tavern‘s October special includes: Tiny Cider and Bread Pudding.


Discover Great Deals<br>on Piertastic Tuesdays

Visit the Pier every Tuesday during the summer to score PIERTASTIC special offers at select dining and retail establishments and Pier Park attractions.

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Make Tuesdays a PIER-tastic one by visiting the Pier for non-stop fun! Every Tuesday, guests can take advantage of special Pier-wide offers at Pier Park, dining and retail establishments. 




  • Riva Crabhouse: Chef Octavio’s Lobster Giveaway – Buy (1) Entree and get the Second Entree of equal or lesser value from this list is free:
    • 2 lb Whole Maine Lobster – $65
    • Crab Cake Sandwich – $24
    • Stefani’s Cheese Agnolotti – $23
    • Riva Seafood Salad – $20
    • Kids Menu Item – $7
  • Tiny Tavern:
    • Buy one (1) single size beef burger, get one (1) free
    • All Chicago Draft Beer $4
    • Kids eat free with a Pier Park wristband (under 10 yrs) 
  • Harry Caray’s: Two (2) for one (1) on Select Appetizers*:
      • Fried Pickle Chips – $8.95
      • Spinach & Artichoke Dip – $11.95
      • Smokehouse Hummus – $9.95

*Guest will be charged for the item of greater value.  Cannot be combined with any other offers.  One per table. Dine in Only. Must Mention Piertastic Tuesdays for the deal.  Menu items subject to change.



Enjoy $20 Parking Passes* for up to 12 hours. 

*Parking validated with a sticker from Navy Pier Guest Experience located at the Centennial Wheel Box Office or inside the Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion. 

Summer/Fall Hours

Tuesdays: 10 am – 8 pm

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