The Windy City is known for deep dish pizza, hot dogs without ketchup, the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox. You don’t have to be a fan of those to have a great time at a watch party in Chicago.
Here are some of the best sites to catch a game in Chicago:
Gamekeepers Tavern & Grill – Lincoln Park
Saturdays in Chicago, you can find many different groups of college football fans geared up and ready to watch their team take on the enemy of the week. With the college feel of the bar itself, those fans will feel right at home. Gamekeepers is on a popular intersection on Lincoln Avenue and is one of Chicago’s oldest sports bars.
Soccer fans have some reprieve from all the football and baseball that Chicago has to offer at the Globe Pub. With a more English feel, you can eat English pub food and catch one of their watch parties that host rowdy crowds for rugby and soccer. You don’t have to be raucous to have a good time at the Globe Pub, even casual fans can join the menagerie.
A great place to grab a drink and catch up with friends, Ph.D Pub in University Village offers a relaxed feel with an indoor and outdoor area. It even has a BBQ grill outside you can reserve so fans can bring their own food to enjoy while catching their favorite team’s game!
Guide’s Sports Bar – Garfield Ridge
With its laid back, classic Southside feel, Guide’s has been a favorite dive bar to grab a beer and watch a game. With numerous TVs, drink specials and a full menu, it’s no surprise Guide’s has been a local favorite for over 25 years.
For the fan who wants everything, Sluggers has it (or comes very close). Liquor.com called Sluggers the “Best Sports Bar in the USA” and ESPN ranked them the best baseball bar in Chicago. Sluggers has batting cages, an arcade, skeeball, dueling pianos, regular drink specials and 30 TVs, this bar offers something for every sports fan throughout the year, no matter what sport is in season.