Baseball season is back! Break out your favorite team’s gear and get ready to play ball! But baseball season is more than just the game – it’s about all the fun you can have before, during, and after the game.
Mark your calendars: the White Sox home opener will be played on April 12th against the Seattle Mariners. Here are some of the best spots to party before and after the game!
Looking for a great place to visit before heading to the Guaranteed Rate Field? Check out Cork and Kerry At The Park. Located only a couple blocks from the stadium, this tavern offers an incredible menu with a large drink selection, traditional Irish meals, and some of Chicago’s favorite items.
Have a craving for some Mexican food? Check out the family-run Mexican restaurant just a couple blocks away from the stadium, Pancho Pistolas. They pride themselves on serving only the most authentic Mexican fare in a casual atmosphere. Looking for some sun? Pancho Pistolas has the perfect outdoor patio for you to enjoy your meal.
After a day game, check out The Duck Inn for a delicious post-game meal. At The Duck Inn you are able to get great homemade food with a cozy, retro aesthetic. Who wouldn’t love a home-cooked meal after watching your favorite baseball team play?
A family-owned bar for over 80 years, Shinnick’s Pub is a neighborhood landmark and one of the longest operating bars in Chicago. This small but mighty pub is perfect for a pre-game stop for ice cold beer while cheering on the White Sox.
Looking for a special way to end a Sox game day? Check out the world’s first two-star Michelin brewery, Moody Tongue Brewing Company. Not only can you try some sensational beer, you will enjoy terrific food that pairs perfectly with your new favorite beer. Located just a couple of blocks from the stadium, it is the perfect place to visit after a baseball game.
The Cubs’ first home game at Wrigley Field in 2022 will be on April 7 against the Milwaukee Brewers and there will be a four game tournament going through the weekend. If you are looking for more this baseball season, check out some of the great bars around the field for cold drinks and lots of fun!
What better way to ring in baseball season and the warmer weather than with delicious barbeque, live music, and ice cold beer? With simply mouth-watering barbeque and a beer and cocktail menu that is just like the Midwest — straightforward and classic — Smoke Daddy is the perfect place to cheer on the Cubs.
Can’t get enough baseball? Sluggers has been named ESPN’s number one baseball bar in Chicago and one of Huffington Post’s top five sports bars in Chicago. Not enough to just sit and watch the game with an ice cold beer? Check out the second level where they offer batting cages, skee-ball, air hockey, arcade games, and more. Sluggers has something for everyone!
Want to get as close to the action as possible? Check out the Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern. The only place closer to the action is the actual ball park. The Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern pays homage to the legendary Chicago Cubs broadcaster Jack Brickhouse by including memorabilia and rich features throughout the tavern. With delicious food, two stories, and four full bars, this tavern is the best place to cheer your favorite team to victory.
Get that Chicago feeling by checking out The Cubby Bear! Located right across the street from Wrigley Field, they have deep roots in Chicago’s music and nightlife scene, having both witnessed the most historic Cubs victories and played host to many local and national music acts. The Cubby Bear allows you to watch the Cubs play and then dance along to some excellent live music after. The party never stops!
Looking for a rich slice of Chicago history? Check out Murphy’s Bleachers, which has been a Chicago staple for close to 80 years. Murphy’s solidified their legend in 1984 when owner Jim Murphy opened their first rooftop, sparking the movement that defines Wrigleyville. Besides being a Wrigleyville legend, they offer great bar food and a large selection of beer and whiskey.