Chicago Baseball Season: Where to Celebrate Pregame & Postgame

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Batter up: Chicago’s favorite season has returned! If you’re planning on going to the ballpark this season, this list is for you. CP wants to ensure a stress free baseball season with this series of pregame and postgame fun! Whether you’re rooting for the north side or the south side, we got you covered.


Cork and Kerry At The Park

If you’re hoping to feel like a true Sox fan, head to Cork and Kerry At The Park after a game at Guaranteed Rate Field. The establishment is only a couple blocks from the stadium, so this is certainly a top choice. This tavern offers an expansive menu with a large drink selection, traditional Irish meals, and some of Chicago’s favorite items.

Pancho Pistolas 

Stop by this family-ran Mexican restaurant just a few blocks away from Guaranteed Rate Field. Pancho Pistolas prides themselves on serving the most authentic Mexican fare in a casual ambience. Their inside area is incredibly welcoming, as is their sun soaked outdoor patio; enjoy your meal in either atmosphere!

The Duck Inn

After a day game, head to The Duck Inn for a deliciously filling meal. There is no better post-game situation than homemade food made in a cozy, retro aesthetic. Chef-Patron, Kevin Hickey, has compiled a menu that is striking yet familiar. His dishes have impressed patrons since 2014, as has The Duck Inn’s Beverage Director, Brandon Phillips, with his fabulous cocktails. If you don’t want your after-game high to diminish, keep it alive here!

Shinnick’s Pub 

This family-owned bar has been a Bridgeport landmark for over 80 years. Only a fifteen minute walk from Guaranteed Rate Field, Shinnick’s Pub stands as one of the longest operating bars in Chicago. Although small, this mighty pub is a staple for many avid ballpark goers. It is well respected by Chicagoans across the board and is proven to be the perfect pre-game or post-game stop for an ice cold beverage. 

Moody Tongue Brewing Company

If you’re looking for a special way to end a Sox game day, head to Moody Tongue Brewing Company. This south side establishment happens to be the world’s first two-star Michelin brewery! Not only can you find sensational beer here, but you can also enjoy dishes that perfectly pair with every brew. It is located just a couple of blocks from the stadium, making it the the perfect place to visit after a baseball game.  


Smoke Daddy

What better way to begin baseball season that with BBQ! With the weather waming up, there iis no better feeling than celebrating with delicious ribs, wings and other meats! Smoke Daddy is just the spot to visit before or after a game! Enjoy a cold beer, cocktail, or drink of choice with their enticing drink menu! Smoke Daddy also holds live music, continuing the ferstivity for an after game experince. Cheer on the cubs at Smoke Daddy!


Named as ESPN’s number one baseball bar in Chicago, Sluggers upholds the party for even after the game is over. SLuggers is just the type of bar you want to explore before or after catching a game in Wrigleville! This two level bar holds a variety of drinks, appetozers as well as some attractions! The second floor offers batting cages, air hockey, arcade games and so much more! Have fun and Check out Sluggers!

Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern

What better place to experience all the action than at Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern. 

With delicious food, two stories to explore and four full bars, this tavern is sure to be the best place to cheer your favorite team to victory. The Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern pays homage to the legendary Chicago Cubs broadcaster Jack Brickhouse by including memorabilia and rich features throughout the tavern. Check them out, and participate in the culture that crafts the Chicago baseball scene. 

The Cubby Bear

Looking for a typical-chicago bar? Look no more and make a stop at The Cubby Bear. Located right across the street from Wrigley Field, The Cubby Bear has deep roots in Chicago’s music and nightlife scene, having both witnessed the most historic Cubs victories! Watch the game, enjoy some music, and even dance to a big win, or loss, of your favorite team! At The Cubby Bear, the party never stops! 

Murphy’s Bleachers

Want to participate in the rich history of Chicago sports? The Murphy’s Bleachers is just the spot! Murphy’s Bleachers  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.This legendary spot offers great bar food, a large selection of beer and whiskey, as well as a perfect spot to watch the game! Check out Murphy’s Bleachers!

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