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2Twenty2 Day – February 22, 2025

2Twenty2 Day is celebrated on February 22 by the 2Twenty2 Tavern — an old state inn based in Chicago, Illinois. Is there anything better than a $2.22 cosmo and tacos? Absolutely not. On February 22, you get to enjoy all this and more in the 2Twenty2 Tavern. In operation for nearly a decade, the tavern serves craft beers, cocktails, bar bites, and daily specials to the people of Chicago. On February 2, 2022, the owners of the tavern dedicated an entire day to serving people the best food and beer at an affordable price of just $2.22. The exhilarating offer lasts only until the supplies run out, so let’s get going!

History of 2Twenty2 Day

February is rather unremarkable in Chicago. Spring isn’t sprung, the streets are deserted, and there aren’t any festive public holidays. A great way to remedy the sullen and slow month is by hopping to your favorite bar and sharing a drink with your friends and family.

Chicago is the city of skyscrapers, jazz, and home to one of the best food experiences in the U.S. It is also home to some of the best bars in the country. More than a thousand bars operate and thrive in the city; 2Twenty2 Tavern is one of them. Built with family values, servitude, and positive energy, this bar is a cult favorite for Chicagoans. In 2022, the owners decided to create something special by marking February 22 as the official 2Twenty2 Day.

The day celebrates the bar and its founding principles of serving people. With “Beers Bourbons Bands” as the official motto of the tavern, 2Twenty2 is a refreshing, up-and-coming bar based in downtown Chicago. Amid the buzzing nightlife of the city, an electric ambiance always fills the place, as people end their long days within its walls. The menu includes the most incredible bottled beers, hand-crafted cocktails, and six-year-aged whisky. On February 22 especially, the tavern welcomes people from all walks of life to spend the day playing shuffleboard and video games, while enjoying the live sports shows, special drinks menu, and the best tacos in town.

2Twenty2 Day timeline

Chicago’s First Bar

Schaller’s Original Pump, the first-ever bar in Chicago, is established at 3714 South Halsted Street.

The Longest Stride

Marge’s Still, the longest-running and currently operational tavern, is established in Chicago.

The Legend Continues

The Green Mill, the most famous bar in Chicago and renowned for its feature in iconic movies such as “The Untouchables” and “Ocean’s Twelve,” is founded.

The Day is Announced

2Twenty2 Tavern declares the date February 22, 2022, as the official 2Twenty2 Day.

2Twenty2 Day FAQs

What is the most popular drink in Chicago?

Many drinks are popular in Chicago, but nothing compares to the fame of the Old Fashioned.

What are fun activities you can do in Chicago?

Other than the nightlife and drinking culture in Chicago, other fun things to do with friends and family include visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art, kayaking on the Chicago River, or spending time at the Lakefront Trail.

What is Chicago best known for?

Chicago, the capital of Illinois, is best known for its surreal skyline, deep-dish pizza, and old state inns and taverns, such as 2Twenty2, Siena, and Trivoli.

2Twenty2 Day Activities

  1. Go bar hopping

    Get in the spirit of an average Chicagoan on a Friday night and surf through some of the best bars in your city. A cosmo here and a brandy there. Make sure to get some onion rings as well because drinking on an empty stomach can get real ugly real quick.

  2. Visit Chicago

    Did all this talk about Chicago’s nightlife and bar scene trigger a ‘FOMO’ in you? We hope so. Chicago, the treasure of the Midwest and one of the best cities for travel and tourism in the U.S., is a great place to plan a holiday in. The best time to visit the city is between April and October.

  3. Have a cocktail night

    It is perfectly fine to spend the night at home, hosting your friends and family and making your favorite cocktails from scratch. Mark and plan February 22 to be a night filled with love, laughter, and liquor.

5 Best-Selling Drinks To Order At The 2Twenty2 Tavern

  1. Mezcal Old-Fashioned

    You can’t miss this 2Twenty2 classic, featuring the regular union Mezcal with orange, sugar, black cherries, and bitters.

  2. Raspberry Cosmo

    Nothing glides down easier than a raspberry cosmo, made with raspberry vodka, cranberry, triple sec, and lemon juice.

  3. Negroni

    You can’t go wrong with a Chicago-style negroni, a pure cocktail consisting of Malfy Limone gin, Campari, and Carpano Antica.

  4. Dirty Martini

    2Twenty2’s Dirty Martini is a must-try, consisting of Tito's vodka, olive juice, and dry vermouth.

  5. Iowa Mule

    The best in the business, featuring neat Templeton Rye and lime, topped with ginger beer.

Why We Love 2Twenty2 Day

  1. It’s a full-circle moment

    As the name suggests, 2Twenty2 Tavern is deeply invested in the name and the sequence of the date February 22 (2/22). The official adaptation of February 22 in the year 2022 takes their love and commitment to another level. Call it serendipity or pure coincidence, Chicagoans aren’t complaining.

  2. We love a good deal

    $2.22 for cocktails and taco plates that normally sell for way above $10 is a steal. This is an irresistible offer and great marketing for the 2Twenty2 tavern, which aims to win over new customers flocking to the bar on this day. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.

  3. It expresses gratitude to loyal customers

    Regulars get the first dibs on Jell-O shots, fresh tacos, and the beer tap. This super fun offer is an expression of 2Twenty2 sincere gratitude to the people who have been with the bar since the very first day.

2Twenty2 Day dates

2025February 22Saturday
2026February 22Sunday
2027February 22Monday
2028February 22Tuesday
2029February 22Thursday

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