The Friendly Confines
If traveling to the game via the Red Line get off at the Belmont stop and enjoy a waffle or Swedish pancake breakfast at Ann Sather as the ballpark is a short ten minute walk from there. Before the game, be sure to stop by The Sports Corner Bar & Grill across from Wrigley Field or Vines on Clark (next door to the Cubby Bear) for some awesome Bloody Marys. If you weren’t full yet, head to nearby Las Mananitas on Halsted Street and fuel up with some tasty chilaquiles before heading inside.
Go Cubs, Go!
Not really hungry after having indulged in the awesome new menu items offered at the ballpark? Go shopping! After the game, you can find some of the best Cubs souvenirs at Clark Street Sports, the little shop on the North side of the street as you walk back to the Addison Red Line stop. For unique, non-baseball souvenirs make sure to stop by Yesterday. It is one of the oldest memorabilia shops in the city.
Let’s Play Two
Hungry after shopping? There’s more to enjoy than just pizza around Wrigley Field! From the little Mexican restaurant El Burrito Mexicano (just past the Red Line on Addison Street) to great burgers at Rockit Burger Bar (just North of the ballpark), there’s no shortage of post-game dining options. One of my favorite Chicago-style hot dogs can be found at Wrigleyville Dogs on Clark Street, across the street from The Metro and Smart Bar, which I recommend you check out if you’re in the mood for some great live music or dancing. And, on the way back to the Belmont Red Line stop, enjoy some Home Run Inn Pizza, a South Side favorite, that recently opened a restaurant at the corner of Sheffield and Belmont.