Chicago Cubs: A guide for the baseball fan

Where to drink, party, park and catch the train in Wrigleyville. All the information you need to enjoy some summer baseball fun.

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View from 1032 W. Waveland Ave

For a diehard Chicago Cubs fan, every new baseball season brings the possibility of that long-sought victory. Thankfully, whether you're tossing back celebration drinks or drowning in sorrows, there are plenty of sports bars in Wrigleyville to whet your whistle with fellow baseball lovers. Plus, it's Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary and the stadium's celebrating with specialty cocktails and hot dogs. Shine on North Siders, maybe this will finally be your year.

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New Chicago Cubs stadium food

We tried Wrigley Field's new hot dogs

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Chicago Cubs stadium cocktails

Celebrate Wrigley's 100th with these drinks

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Civilized Wrigleyville crawl

Wrigleyville bars aren't all drunken and debaucherous

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Uncivilized Wrigleyville crawl

Cheap beer, sticky floors, body shots

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Wrigleyville bars to watch the Cubs

Couldn't snag tickets to the game? No worries.

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Bars near Wrigley Field

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The Publican

After my third visit, I left the warm glow of the Publican in a daze. Having obsessively anticipated the “pork-and-beer” project from restaurateurs Donnie...

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Smart Bar

Originally on the fourth floor of the magnificent Wrigleyville building (also home to Metro), this venerated dance club is now in the basement. A makeover in...

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Simon’s Tavern

Swedish and Norwegian accents abound at this Andersonville stalwart. If you’re lucky, you can snag a couch in the back by the fireplace where you can take in...

Users say
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Three Dots and a Dash

Bar review by Amy Cavanaugh There are, it seems, two Three Dots and a Dash. There’s the crowded, noisy Three Dots, where a DJ plays Justin Timberlake and...

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Dusek's Board and Beer

On the door of Dusek's Board and Beer, the opening date (2013) is laid out in gold letters. Next to it is an unexpected word: "re-established." Rather than...

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Green Mill Cocktail Lounge

Al Capone and other gangsters used to hang here in the 1920s, but these days it’s all about the music. Owner Dave Jemilo, who returned the club to its...

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The Aviary

If there is a such a thing as an Aviary VIP, it exists mostly in the line outside. Perhaps VIPs get to jump that line (which, for the record, has been...

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Longman & Eagle

At Longman & Eagle, there are old fashioneds, stirred slowly and carefully behind a dark, gorgeous bar. There are dozens of whiskeys for three bucks; the...

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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