Whether you’re a college connoisseur, an NFL extraordinaire, or a Fantasy Football champ, there’s a sports bar in Chicago perfect for your game watch. Check out these concierge-recommended hotspots to indulge in football games, food, and drinks:
Lauren Burns – Staypineapple Chicago
Sweetwater Tavern and Grille
An elevated twist on pub food and extensive beer list in the heart of the Mag Mile make Sweetwater Tavern and Grille a must for gameday.
Try: Philly Steak or the Carolina Fried Chicken
Jason Novak – Bloomingdale’s Visitor Center
This consummate sports bar offers a boozy brunch package on weekends and a variety of pub fare in a boisterous environment.
Try: A Build-Your-Own-Bloody Mary and Tin Can Nachos
Mat Chapman – JW Marriott Chicago
Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap
Offering a plethora of wings, BBQ, pizzas, burgers, beer and cocktails, Jake Melnick’s packs a sporty punch for gameday.
Try: Firecracker Wings or the Jake’s Tailgate Tower
Shannon Boland – LondonHouse Chicago
This sports bar and gastropub offers a multitude of TVs plus billiards and games so there’s something for everyone.
Try: The Big Timmy Challenge! Finish it all and win a t-shirt
Zhanna Albertini – Staypineapple Hotel
Sports Bar meets lounge at Public House, where you can dine on upscale bar food and over 100 beers. Some booths come complete with their own beer taps!
Try: Custom Mac N Cheese and Crispy Chicken Wings
Pierre Sanders – LondonHouse Chicago
Green Street Social
This bi-level tavern has sports playing continuously so there’s always something to watch in a fun and lively setting.
Try: Social Nachos and the Loaded Lucy
Erica Abdnour – Concierge Preferred Magazine
Sundays (and Thursdays, and Saturdays, and Mondays….) are for football, and no matter the neighborhood, there’s a spot to catch your favorite college and NFL teams. I love The Fifty/50 in Bucktown for their burgers and space, Hopsmith Tavern in Old Town for their cool rooftop and awesome beer list, and finally The Scout in the South Loop for their massive space and lively crowd.