Five of the Best Sports Bars in Chicago

Five of the Best Sports Bars in Chicago

November 9, 2013 | Best Cities, Best Cities and Neighborhoods

Why watch the game stuck home alone in your Chicago apartment? The Windy City is full of excellent sports bars. Rent.com suggests this list of five solid options if you’re not sure where to start. Check out these sports bars in Chicago and see if you can find your favorite.

The Cubby Bear

1059 West Addison Street

Almost as big as Wrigley Field, the Cubby Bear fills over 30,000 square feet with two floors of beer-fueled insanity. There are 75 high definition televisions, plus another five projections screens. Even when there’s no game on, this behemoth keeps rocking with live shows and parties. The Cubby Bear is just across the street from the stadium, making this is the perfect place to bask in the glow of a hometown win.

Public House

400 North State Street

One of the newer additions to Chicago’s scene, Public House is like your typical sports bar–but dressed to impress. You’ve got all your televisions, beer and bar snacks, but everything is just that much nicer. The beer list will suit aficionados, the décor invites comfort, and the food? They’ve obviously got a real chef working the kitchen (David Blonsky).

Mother Hubbard’s Sports Pub

5 West Hubbard Street

This sports bar is the one ESPN chooses to host their NCAA parties, even though there’s an ESPN Zone bar in Chicago, too. They’ve got seven 10’ screens, tons of local character, and mouthwatering ribs. What else could a sports fan want? (Except a winning season.) This place is popular with everyone from out of town tourists to local sports stars, so don’t show up late and expect to find a seat.

The Globe Pub

1934 West Irving Park Road

If you want to watch some sports that are more popular overseas, the Globe Pub is the place to be. Come here to see all the soccer, rugby and cricket you can handle. This place feels like a local joint, but people flock here from all over. They’ve got a good kitchen, plenty of televisions, and all the beers, ales, and stouts an ex-pat could dream of. Come down and get ready to start screaming “goooooaalll!!!”

Murphy’s Bleachers

3655 North Sheffield Avenue

Murphy’s Bleachers delivers exactly what the name promises. From its rooftop beer garden, you’re looking out onto Wrigley Field. If you want to see something other than a home game, no worries. They’ve got plenty of televisions, too. Try one of Murphy’s daily drink specials, check out the sports memorabilia, and cheer on Chicago from this classic sports bar.

[Image Source: Flickr - Adam Gerard]

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