There’s something about Chicago sports that really brings the community together, except during the Cubs v. Sox crosstown classic, of course. Check out these local spots to enjoy the company of some of the best sports fans in the world and eat some pretty amazing food.
169 West Kinzie
Chicago, IL 60654
Do you like big screen TV’s? They’ve got 20 of ’em. They also have appetizers galore and some pretty delicious burgers.
41 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611
They’ve got some of the best wings in Chicago. Have a taste for the hot stuff? Try the Firecracker or XXX wings! Be warned–the XXX wings come with a safety waiver form to be signed. If you order and finish the wings, you get your own fire helmet (because why not?) and your photo on the Wall of Flame.
400 N State Street
Chicago, IL 60654
They have a build your own mac and cheese. Need I say more?
1725 W Divison Street
Chicago, IL 60622
They project sports games on to the wall that is so big, you can see it from the rooftop across the street. They also have a burger infused with Velveeta cheese. No other explanation is needed. Just go there now.
Old Town Social
455 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610
They have a beer selection that goes on for days and a buttermilk fried chicken breast that is made fresh in-house. The crowd is extremely yuppie and the chairs are a little too tall for a 5’3 girl, but hey, they have a handful of big screens and some pretty on point cheese curds. Two thumbs up!
3714 South Halsted
Chicago, IL 60609
I’ll bite the bullet and put a White Sox bar on here. Just a 15 minute walk from the field and free parking in the lot, this bar has the atmosphere of a buddy’s living room and the cheap beer to go along with it. Arrive 30-40 minutes before a game starts and order some prime butt. They’ve been open since 1881 so it must be good!
Goose Island Wrigleyville Brew Pub
3535 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657
It has finally returned! Goose Island Wrigleyville is open once again for the Cubs 2015 season. Don’t try to find a Budweiser in this place. Goose Island is a locally owned microbrewery so drink the good stuff and have one of their dozens of locally made ales on tap. Try the 312 if you want to try a local favorite.
1326 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
WestEnd is the spot in the West Loop for United Center games, more specifically the Chicago Blackhawks. With over 30 plasma TV’s throughout this two level lounge, you should definitely catch a hockey game here. They have an expansive beer menu and pretty delicious grub. Be sure to head here early if you’re going on game day. It fills up quickly!
What are some of your favorite sport spots in Chicago?