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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.

Promotions

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.

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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Every Tuesday from June 11 through September 3

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. 

ATTRACTIONS

BOATS

DINING

  • 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) get one (1) single size beer
    • Buy one (1) get one (1) local Chicago Beer
    • 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. Valid on Tuesdays only from 5/28/19 – 8/27/19.

  • Bubba Gump Shrimp, Co.: Two (2) for $60 menu that includes a shared appetizer, (2) entrees and a shared dessert
  • Chango Loco: Buy (2) for the price of 1, or: 
    • Dos XX drafts – $8
    • Chango Sangria (white or red) – $10
  • Miller Lite Beer Garden: Two (2) for one (1) on all draft beer and pizza
  • Billy Goat Tavern: Half off draft beer
  • Margaritaville: Buy one (1) get one (1) “Who’s to Blame” Margaritas
  • IDOF: Buy one (1) get one 50% off
  • Ozzie’s Pops & Pretzels: Frozen chocolate dipped bananas with sprinkles
  • Brown Sugar Bakery: (3) for $5 Twinkie Nostalgia Cupcakes
  • Snow Dragon Shavery:
    • Buy two (2) get one (1) Dragon’s Breath or Bubble Tea
    • Buy one (1) get (1) Donut Ice Cream Sandwich 
  • Ben & Jerry’s: Buy two (2) scoops, get one (1) free
  • Potbelly: come back the FOLLOWING DAY (in central business district shops) or IN THE NEXT THREE DAYS (in Non-central business district shops) and get a $2 OFF ANY ENTRÉE SANDWICH, SALAD OR PICK-YOUR-PAIR.

    *This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, coupon, discount or Perk & must be redeemed within the redemption window: within one day for CBD shops, within three days for Non-CBD shops. This offer is available in-shop only, it cannot be redeemed for online, app, phone or fax orders. This can only be applied to entrée salads, entrée sandwiches or Pick-Your-Pair. Gift cards, chips, cookies, soups, drinks, shakes and retail items are excluded.

  • Big Bowl Express: $5 beers
  • Frankie’s Pizza by the Slice: $5 beers
  • America’s Dog & Burger: 50% off milkshakes
  • Lalo’s Mexican Restaurant: Buy one (1) taco meal, get the second 50% off
  • Freshii: Buy one (1) Burrito, bowl or salad, get second one (equal or lesser value) 50% off + free soft drink
  • McDonald’s: Buy one (1) get one (1) free McDoubles
  • Completely Nuts: (2) for (1) Tasty Turtles
  • Original Rainbow Cone: Buy (2) cones or cups of ice cream, get (1) free
  • Xurro: Two (2) for one (1) Churro Sundaes & Churro Milkshakes
  • Garibay Tamales: Two (2) tacos for $5
  • DŌ Cookie Dough Confections: 10% off all items
  • Chicago Food Planet Food Tours: 20% off Navy Pier Food Tour Tickets

RETAIL

Parking

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 Hours

Tuesdays: 10 am – 10 pm

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