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Gino’s East Buys Trump’s 5 Rabbit Beer

Gino’s East is proud to be adding a new 5 Rabbit beer into the mix of their own brews. 5 Rabbit recently pulled all beer from the Trump Tower ReBar Lounge, and Gino’s East has purchased some of the remaining kegs in an effort to support Chicago’s Latino community. We’re proud of our entire Gino’s East Team, including all members who represent the Latino Community. Our team is excited to bring this beer in-house to support our staff and our Chicago customers.

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Grand Opening of the Patio at South Barrington

South Barrington’s Gino’s East Invites You to the Patio Grand Opening!
Summer Party Features Live Music from Tanqueray Mist

Are you craving Chicago style deep dish pizza in the South Barrington area, but aren’t sure where to go? Lucky for you, Gino’s East opened its newest location in South Barrington (45 S. Barrington Rd., South Barrington, IL 60010) earlier this year at the historic Millrose Restaurant space, and is now hosting a grand opening for its beautiful outdoor patio on Saturday June 27 from 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm. Country blues band Tanqueray Mist will also be there to add a fun atmosphere with live music!

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Laugh Away Cancer: Comedy for A Cure

The Comedy Bar Presents Laugh Away Cancer: Comedy for a Cure
An Evening Benefitting Ovarian Cancer Research at Gino’s East River North

Hosted by comedian Amir K, with special words from Ovarian Cancer survivor Lynne Wendler.


They say laughter is the best medicine… Join The Comedy Bar, and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance as they “Laugh Away Cancer” with host and headlining comedian Amir K. on Friday, July 17 from 6 – 9 p.m. at The Comedy Bar, located on the third floor of Gino’s East River North (500 N. LaSalle Street). Amir’s comedy is a hilarious blend of character work, storytelling and improvisation shaped by a multi-cultural upbringing, which he will use to now honor the Comedy Bar for a great cause.

Each year in the United States, approximately 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and approximately 14,000 pass away from the deadly disease. This fundraiser honors the memory of Karen Schek, mother of the event organizer, who passed away from the disease in 2012.

In addition, The Comedy Bar is proud to announce that ovarian cancer survivor and Ovarian Cancer National Alliance advocate, Lynne Wendler, will be on hand to share her personal story and battle with ovarian cancer.

The event will also feature a bucket raffle, a hybrid between a regular raffle and a silent auction, in which guests can bid directly on the item they would like to win by placing their raffle ticket straight into that item’s bucket. Participants can purchase five raffle tickets for $50 or 10 tickets for $90. 100 percent of the raffle proceeds will be donated directly to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.

Tickets to Laugh Away Cancer: Comedy for a Cure can be purchased individually for $50, or in pairs for $90. For more information, to purchase your tickets, or to make a donation to the Karen Schek Remembrance fund for the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance visit their website or call 312.836.0499.

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Celebrate 22 Years with Gino’s East

Gino’s East O’Hare Plaza Location

Everyone loves a party and Gino’s East is no exception. What better reason to celebrate than over two decades at an active and fun location in the world’s best city.


Gino’s O’Hare Plaza location will be celebrating its 22nd year in Chicago on Saturday June 13 at 4:00. Come check out our debut of some creative new menu items and amazing new drinks to top off your favorites. Featured items include Fire Grilled Five Veggie Pizza and Deep Dish Nachos. Fire grilled veggies are a delicious way to bring together fresh summer veggies and our famous deep dish. Not to mention the amazing drinks that we’ve been keeping on the down low. Sample our craft beer with our 6oz “shorties” flight or try our Italian Margaritas and Tequila Shooters on special.

Live music will be provided by Chicago’s own Contrabanda, who will be seriating, us with some Latin Boogaloo, Brazilian Jazz, Salsa, and more. Party with us in our spacious interior of our location on 8725 W Higgins Rd or enjoy our summer evening out on our popular patio. Be sure to check out our Chicago Sports Wall of Fame, featuring the largest collection of athlete sketches in Chicagoland. Thanks for 22 great years Chicago!
If you’re unable to make the party, don’t fret. Come in and enjoy our weekly specials all summer long, don’t let the weekend have all the fun.

Drink specials include:

• Monday – Bud Light Draft for $2.50
• Tuesday – Summer Shandy Draft for $3
• Wednesday – Vodka Lemonade for $5
• Thursday – Mai Tai for $5

Lunch specials include:

• Monday – Mini Deep Dish Pizza; choice of 3 ingredients & salad for $5.95
• Tuesday – Thini Mini Pizza; choice of 3 ingredients & salad for $5.95
• Wednesday – Pasta; with sausage or meatballs & salad for $5.95
• Thursday – Chopped Salad with Chicken for $5.95
• Friday – Tuna Melt; with fries or chips for $5.95

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Stanley Cup Playoffs

Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Chicago’s beloved Blackhawks are at it again this year in the race for the Stanley Cup. Using speed, skill and the motivation from Chicago’s die-hard sports fans, the Hawks are ready for another victorious playoff season.

While the Chicago Blackhawks prep for Game 2 in the series vs. Tampa Bay, fans are looking for a place to cheer on our team to the end. Nothing says good food, good people and good specials better than Gino’s East. Chicago fans across Illinois, and now Texas, can enjoy appetizers, refreshing drinks and deep dish pizza while the game plays live– the second best thing to center ice seats. Grab your closest friends and meet us at Gino’s East for a true Chicago experience.

If you’re wondering which Gino’s East location to catch the game, that’s where we come in. Find the location that fits you best below, and we’ll look forward to seeing you soon!

For Beer Lovers

Stop by Gino’s East River North to sample some of the latest brews from Gino’s Brewing Co. Try a pint of each of our four house brews, or opt for a smaller taste with our sample flight. Either way, you won’t be disappointed with our beer selection as you watch the race to the Cup.

Have a large group? Not to worry. Gino’s East River North offers party packages for 15 guests or more. Call us for more information.

For Die-Hard Fans

If you want to watch your team take down Tampa Bay surrounded by fans and deep dish pizza, Gino’s East South Loop is the spot for you. Located just around the corner from the Art Institute Lions (sporting Hawks helmets), our sporty atmosphere and flat screen televisions make this Gino’s East the perfect place to catch the game with friends and family.

For Out-of-Towners

Just touched down in Chicago and don’t want to miss a second of the game? Stop in at our O’Hare Plaza location before the puck drops. Surround yourself with our famous Chicago “Sportraits” on our Chicago Sports Wall of Fame. Don’t forget to snag a photo next to Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita! Rumor has it, our O’Hare Plaza kitchen staff is having some fun with the pizzas (not for sale).

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For Chicago Transplants

If you live in Texas and find yourself far from your favorite Chicago hangouts, have no fear. Our locations in The Woodlands, San Antonio and Willowbrook will make you feel like you’re at home in the heart of Texas. Sample some of our Texas-style deep dish and surround yourself with other Chicago Blackhawks fans to make this Stanley Cup Playoff one to remember.

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