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Chicago’s Ultimate Ice Cream Guide: 100+ Places To Get Soft Serve, Shakes, Paletas And More Across The City

From soft serve to Thai rolled ice cream, mangoneadas and paletas, we've rounded up more than 90 spots with the best chilly sweet treats in Chicago.

Rainbow Cone in Beverly has been an ice cream destination since 1926.
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CHICAGO — Whether you’re craving shaved ice, paletas or old-fashioned ice cream, Chicago’s got a spot for you.

Block Club rounded up more than 90 places in Chicago that are known for serving the ice-cold treats you crave. Restaurant and store hours fluctuate, so be sure to call ahead.

See an ice cream spot missing from this guide? Email newsroom@blockclubchi.org so we can add it!

Albany Park

La Michoacana Premium: popsicles, fruit drinks, mangoneadas, ice cream
3108 W. Lawrence Ave.
773-754-7265
6 a.m.-11 p.m. daily
Instagram

Antojitos Magiocos de la Michoacana: popsicles, fruit drinks, mangoneadas
3540 W. Lawrence Ave.
773-983-6818
11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily
Facebook

Fruityland Ice Cream: banana shakes, waffles, sundaes, diablitos
4610 N. Kedzie Ave.
773-294-3347
11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily
Instagram, Facebook

Paleteria Reina de Sabores: popsicles
3015 W. Lawrence Ave.
773-744-2474
11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily
Facebook

Andersonville

George’s Ice Cream & Sweets: milkshakes, sundaes, floats
5306 N. Clark St.
773-271-7600
Noon-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Instagram, Facebook

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Forever Yogurt: smoothies, gelato, sorbet, vegan-friendly
5309 N. Clark St.
312-637-9665
Opens 7 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays.
InstagramFacebook

Ashburn

Don’s Drive-in: milkshakes
7748 S. Kedzie Ave.
773-476-9392
10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays
Facebook

Austin

Bitoy’s Sweet Treats: gelato and sorbet
5957 W. Chicago Ave.
877-424-8697
1-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Instagram, Facebook

Avondale

Paleteria Arco Iris: popsicles, mangoneadas
2950 W. Belmont Ave.
773-478-4723
Hours vary.
Facebook

Beverly

Original Rainbow Cone: sundaes, ice-cream cakes, doughnuts
9233 S. Western Ave.
773-238-9833
11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
Instagram, Facebook

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Ain’t She Sweet Cafe: ice cream, smoothies and milkshakes
9920 S. Western Ave.
773-840-3309
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays
Instagram

Bridgeport

Pizza Fried Chicken Ice Cream: ice-cream bars and pops
960 W. 31st St.
773-565-4192
4-10 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 3-9 p.m. Sundays
Instagram

Scoops Ice Cream: funnel cake sundaes, banana splits
608 W. 31st St.
312-842-3300
Noon-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, noon-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Instagram, Facebook

Sugar Shack: waffle cones, funnel cakes
630 W. 26th St.
312-225-6568
Noon-10 p.m. daily
Instagram, Facebook

Icy Honey: rolled ice cream
3132 S. Morgan St.
312-868-8855
1-9 p.m. daily
Instagram, Facebook

Bridgeport Yogurt & Cafe: yogilato
3108 S. Wallace St.
312-914-6443
4-8 p.m. Mondays, 3-8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 3-8 p.m. Saturdays, 2-7 p.m. Sundays
Instagram, Facebook

Brighton Park

Neveria La Flor de Mayo: funnel cakes, fruit drinks, tamales, popsicles
4146 S. Archer Ave.
872-444-5145
9 a.m-10 p.m. daily
Facebook

Paleteria Ayutla: popsicles
2404 W. 46th Place
773-563-1994
10 a.m.- 9 p.m. daily
Instagram, Facebook

Paleteria El Sabor de Michoacán: popsicles
2456 W. 47th St.
773-376-3880
10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. daily

Bronzeville

Shawn Michelle’s Homemade Ice Cream: sundaes, vegan menu
46 E. 47th St.
773-675-4032
11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays
Instagram, Facebook

Ain’t She Sweet Cafe: smoothies, shakes, sandwiches
526 E. 43rd St.
773-373-3530
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays
Instagram, Facebook

Credit: Mina Bloom/Block Club Chicago
Reuben Rivera, 11, enjoying an ice cream cone early Wednesday evening at The Freeze, 2815 W. Armitage Ave.

Bucktown/Logan Square

Ava’s Italian Ice: Italian ice with fresh fruit
1814 N. Western Ave.
Noon-9 p.m. daily
Instagram, Facebook

Bella’s: Italian ice, helado de coco
3523 W. Fullerton Ave.
773-687-9994
1:30-8 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, closed Mondays
Facebook

Margie’s Candies: sundaes, banana splits, brownies
1960 N. Western Ave.
773-384-1035
10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily

Black Dog Gelato: sundaes, doughnut sandwiches, gelato pints
2662 N. Sawyer Ave.
773-235-3116
Noon-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday Instagram, Facebook

The Freeze (Tastee-Freez): milkshakes and malts, floats, sundaes, pints, ice cream cones and cups
2815 W. Armitage Ave.
773-384-5211
1-10:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 1-1111 p.m. Friday-Sunday

Pretty Cool Ice Cream: bars, popsicles, scoops
2353 N. California Ave.
773-697-4140
1-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 1-10 p.m. Fridays, noon-10 p.m. Saturdays. noon-9 p.m. Sundays
Instagram, Facebook

Forever Yogurt: smoothies, gelato, sorbet, vegan-friendly
2741 N. Elston Ave.
872-206-5576
Noon-10 p.m. daily
Instagram

Miko’s Italian Ice: Italian ice
2236 N. Sacramento Ave.
773-599-9306
Noon-10 p.m. daily
Instagram, Facebook

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams: ice cream scoops, pints
2512 N. Milwaukee Ave.
773-661-6632
11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-midnight Thursday-Sunday
Instagram, Facebook

Chinatown

Legend Tasty House: rolled Thai ice cream
2242 S. Wentworth Ave.
312-225-8869
11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11:45 p.m. Friday-Saturday Instagram, Facebook

Mango Mango Dessert: mango mochi, ice cream sundaes, ice cream, mango juice with ice cream
2161 S. China Place, second floor
312-877-5949
Noon-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Instagram, Facebook

Ice Max: rolled ice cream, crepes with ice cream
2227 S. Wentworth Ave.
312-265-1769
Noon-10 p.m. daily
Instagram, Facebook

Clearing

Los Mangos Nevería y Frutería: popsicles, mangoneadas
5923 W. 63rd St.
773-498-6277
8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily Instagram, Facebook

Cragin

Paleteria La Plaza: popsicles, ice cream
3046 N. Cicero Ave.
312-287-9079
Noon-10 p.m. daily
Instagram, Facebook

East Beverly

Ohana Ice & Treats: Hawaiian shaved ice, sundaes
1800 W. 103rd St.
773-253-8533
1-8 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday
Instagram, Facebook

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East Ukrainian Village

Black Dog Gelato: gelato, sundaes, doughnut sandwiches, gelato pints
859 N. Damen Ave.
773-235-3116
Noon-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Instagram, Facebook

Coco Rolled Ice Cream: rolled ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies
1108 N. Ashland Ave.
773-697-7046
3-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 3-10 p.m. Fridays, 2-10 p.m. Saturdays, 2-9:30 p.m. Sundays
Instagram, Facebook

Edgebrook

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream: specialty flavors, ice-cream sodas, coffee
5337 W. Devon Ave.
773-763-9778
10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily
Instagram, Facebook

Edgewater

La Mariposa Michoacana: ice cream, paletas, mangoneadas
5645 N. Ashland Ave.
773-654-3513
11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily
Facebook

Lickity Split Frozen Custard: concretes, shakes, malts
6056 N. Broadway.
773-274-0830
Noon-10 p.m. daily
Instagram, Facebook

Gage Park

Paleteria El Sabor de Michoacan: popsicles, fruit drinks
3320 W. 55th St.
773-434-5460
8 a.m.-10:30 p.m. daily
Facebook

Galewood

Linda Michoacana: ice cream, paletas, popsicles
6808 W. North Ave.
773-417-8591
11:30am-8:30pm Tuesday to Friday, 10:30am-8:30pm Saturdays and Sundays, closed Mondays
Facebook

Gresham

B & B’s Ice Cream and Candy: milkshakes, Italian ice
8238 S. Racine Ave.
773-322-4060
Noon-6 p.m. Sundays, noon-8 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday
Facebook

Hyde Park

Kilwins: fudge, ice cream
5226 S. Harper Ave.
773-675-6731
Noon-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Instagram, Facebook

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Irving Park

Miko’s Italian Ice: Italian ice
4125 N. Kimball Ave.
773-645-9664
Noon-10 p.m. daily
Instagram, Facebook

Jefferson Park

El Sabor La Michoacanita: popsicles, ice cream, milkshakes
4442 N. Milwaukee Ave., Unit A
312-937-7368
Noon-9:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays
Facebook

Ix-Chel Gelato (gelato, popsicles, smoothies, sorbetto)
4968 N. Milwaukee Ave., No. 1N
312-709-8790
4-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Instagram, Facebook

Lakeview/Wrigleyville/Northalsted

Forever Yogurt, Lakeview: gelato, non-dairy sorbet, frozen yogurt
3510 N. Halsted St.
773-698-7031
1-10 p.m. daily (sometimes hours vary)

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Lakeview: ice cream scoops, pints
3404 N. Southport Ave.
773-348-7139
11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Monday, 11 a.m.-midnight Wednesday-Saturday
Instagram, Facebook

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Wrigleyville: ice cream scoops, pints
3657 N. Clark St.
773-666-5490
11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-midnight Thursday-Saturday
Instagram, Facebook

Johnson’s Real Ice Cream: ice cream, ice cream pies
2951 N. Broadway
773-880-7372
Noon-11 p.m. daily
Instagram, Facebook

Kilwins, Wrigleyville: ice cream waffle cones, waffle cone bowl, ice cream pie
3519 N. Clark St., Suite C106-A
773-770-3455
Noon-10 p.m. daily
Instagram, Facebook

Sundae Stop: ice cream, edible cookie dough, vegan ice cream, sorbet
931 W. Belmont Ave.
773-857-0432
2-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 2-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Facebook

Lincoln Park

Annette’s Italian Ice: Italian ice
2009 N. Bissell St.
773-868-9000
Noon-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, noon-11:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Facebook

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams: ice cream scoops, pints
900 W. Armitage Ave.
773-799-8809
Noon-11 p.m. daily
Instagram, Facebook

Lincoln Square

Lincoln Ice Cream Company: ice cream
4919 N. Lincoln Ave.
773-564-9440
1-9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-7 p.m. Sundays, closed Mondays
Facebook

Yogurt Square: frozen yogurt
4701 N. Lincoln Ave.
773-681-0104
11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
Instagram, Facebook

Little Italy

Mario’s Italian Lemonade: Italian ice
1068 W. Taylor St.
10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily
Instagram, Facebook

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KURIMU: Melon pan bun with ice cream
1159 W. Taylor St.
312: 877-5227
3-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 3-10 p.m. Fridays, noon-10 p.m. Saturdays, noon-9 p.m. Sundays
Instagram, Facebook

Little Village

Pancho’s Ice Cream – Mexican Style Frozen Fruit Bars: popsicles, ice-milk bars
4055 W. 31st St.
773-254-7010
Noon-9 p.m. daily
Facebook

Las Tres Campanitas: popsicles, ice cream cones
3808 W. 26th St.
773-521-8087
9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. daily
Facebook

Los Mangos: ice cream cones, mangoneadas, banana splits, popsicles
3859 W. 26th St.
773-277-8944
9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily Facebook

Los Mangos Neveria y Fruteria: ice cream cones, mangoneadas, banana splits, popsicles
3551 W. 26th St.
773-277-7300
10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
Instagram

Los Mangos Neveria y Fruteria: ice cream cones, mangoneadas, banana splits, popsicles
5915 S. Kedzie Ave.
773-918-0198
10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
Instagram, Facebook

Navy Pier

Original Rainbow Cone: ice cream cones and bowls, banana splits
600 E. Grand Ave.
773-238-7075
11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily Instagram, Facebook

FRÍO Gelato: gelato, sundaes, waffle cones, waffle bowls, alfa-lato
600 E. Grand. Ave.
312-291-8955
Noon-8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, noon-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Instagram, Facebook

Near North

Leonidas Chocolate Cafe: fruit smoothies
59 E. Chicago Ave.
312-929-2323
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday
Instagram, Facebook

Near West Side

Cone Gourmet Ice Cream: sundaes, cones, scoops, ice cream sandwiches
1047 W. Madison St.
312-666-5111
Noon-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, noon-midnight Friday-Saturday
Instagram, Facebook

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North Center

Margie’s Candies: milkshakes, malts, cobblers, banana splits, floats, sundaes
1813 W. Montrose Ave.
773-348-0400
10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily

Cookie Spin: milkshakes, cookies with ice cream
4350 N. Leavitt St.
773-739-9400
Noon-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Instagram, Facebook

North Park

Dairy Star Ice Cream: ice cream, milkshakes, malts
3472 W. Devon Ave.
847-679-3472
Noon-11 p.m. Monday-Friday and Sundays, noon-midnight Saturdays
Instagram, Facebook

Old Town

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams: ice cream scoops, pints
1419 N. Wells St.
312-877-5880
11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-midnight Thursday-Saturday
Instagram, Facebook

Old Town Triangle

Sugar Junkie: walk-up dessert window operated out of Ranalli’s
1925 N. Lincoln Ave.
312-642-4700
5-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 4-10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Instagram, Facebook

Park West

Taiyaki Chicago: ice cream on a Japanese fish-shaped cake, milkshakes, smoothies
2468 N. Clark St.
773-360-1785
1-9 p.m. daily
Instagram, Facebook

Pilsen

Paleteria Y Neveria Sabores De Michoacán: popsicles, cones, scoops, milkshakes
1806 W. 18th St.
312-248-8949
Noon-10 p.m. daily
Facebook

Portage Park

BISTRO 6050: scoops, cones, milkshakes
6050 W. Irving Park Road
312-883-6050
4-10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sundays
Instagram, Facebook No dine-in option available currently. Pickup and delivery only.

Little Lulu’s: Italian ice, slushees
5035 W. Montrose Ave.
224-601-5858
Noon-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Sundays, noon-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, closed Mondays
Instagram, Facebook

Pullman

Richard’s Super Premium Ice Cream: ice cream
11033 S. Langley Ave.
773-614-8999
11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
Facebook

River North

Dessert Dealer: ice cream, tacolato, fried gelato
405 N. Dearborn St.
312-392-2356
4-11:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 4 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Thursday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Sundays
Instagram, Facebook Look for the Dessert Dealer door next to Parlor Pizza’s main entrance.

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Rogers Park

Life’s Sweet Inc.: banana splits, sundaes, cones, scoops
6621 N. Clark St.
312-259-7148
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays
Instagram, Facebook

Paleteria Las Delicias de Michoacana: popsicles, ice cream cones
6649 N. Clark St.
773-381-2842
11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
Facebook

La Michiocana Don Chuy: popsicles, ice cream
7057 N. Clark St.
2-11 p.m. daily

Roscoe Village

Scooter’s Frozen Custard: sundaes, shakes and malts, cones, parfait, Italian ice
1658 W. Belmont Ave.
773-244-6415
2-9 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 1-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Instagram, Facebook

The Loop

Kilwins: ice cream waffle cones, waffle cone bowls, ice cream pie
310 S. Michigan Ave.
312-988-0156
Noon-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, noon-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Instagram, Facebook

Uptown

Uptown Underdawg: gelato, pastries, hot dogs
1122 W. Wilson Ave.
773-739-9888
11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday
Facebook

West Beverly

Nicky’s of Beverly: vegan and regular soft serve, ice cream and gelato from Zarlengo’s
10500 S. Western Ave.
773-233-3072
10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays
Instagram, Facebook

Janson’s Drive-In: ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies
9900 S. Western Ave.
773-941-6283
10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
Facebook

West Elsdon

Razpachos: ice cream, popsicles, raspados, smoothies
5611 S. Pulaski Road
773-570-7011
9 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
Instagram, Facebook

Los Mangos: ice cream cones, banana splits, popsicles
5758 S. Pulaski Road
773-735-4402
10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
Facebook

West Loop

Dessert Dealer: ice cream, tacolato, fried gelato
108 N. Green St.
312-600-6090
11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Thursday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Sundays
Instagram, Facebook Look for the Dessert Dealer door next to Parlor Pizza’s main entrance.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (ice cream scoops, pints)
908 W. Randolph St.
708-540-6124
11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday, 11 a.m.-midnight Wednesday to Saturday
Instagram, Facebook

Black Dog Gelato: gelato, sundaes, doughnut sandwiches, gelato pints
1012 W. Lake St.
773-235-3116
2-10 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday
Instagram, Facebook

West Rogers Park

Lickity Split: concretes, frozen custard, sundaes
7000 N. Western Ave.
773-293-7239
2-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Instagram, Facebook

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Mike’s Ice Chicago: Italian ice, Hershey’s ice cream, shakes, smoothies
5731 N. Lincoln Ave.
773-654-3953
Noon-10 p.m. daily
Instagram, Facebook

West Town

BomboBar: gelato shakes, gelato cups and cones, Bombolato
832 W. Randolph St.
312-967-7000
11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11:30-midnight Fridays, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturdays, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sundays
Instagram, Facebook

Wicker Park

Buzzed Bull Creamery: alcohol-infused milkshakes
1948 W. North Ave.
773-697-7274
Noon-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-10 p.m. Sundays
Instagram, Facebook

Vaca’s Creamery: vegan-friendly ice cream
1436 W. Blackhawk St.
1-9 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday
Instagram

Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods: frosty snow cone treats
1415 N. Wood St.
773-360-8320
4 p.m.-1 a.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays
Instagram, Facebook

Eli’s Ark: ice cream animals
1843 W. North Ave.
773-687-9072
2-9 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-9 p.m. Saturdays, noon-8 p.m. Sundays
Instagram, Facebook

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Dessert Dealer: ice cream, tacolato, fried gelato
1824 W. Division St.
872-315-3005
11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Thursday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Sundays
Instagram, Facebook Look for the Dessert Dealer door next to Parlor Pizza’s main entrance.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams: ice cream scoops, pints
1505 N. Milwaukee Ave.
872-802-4668
11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday
Instagram, Facebook

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