Located next to Wrigley Field, the Budweiser Brickhouse tavern is Champaign North for Fighting Illini faithful. The establishment boasts four bars, two outdoor terraces and 35 televisions. On game days, fans can order $10 nachos or potato twists, $10 mini sliders and fries or $20 domestic buckets.
Fall is right around the corner and that means it’s time for pumpkin spice, sweater weather and the start of college football. As the epicenter of the Midwest, Chicago is firmly in the heart of Big Ten country. Countless alums live here, and on every Saturday from September to November, many of them don their school colors and head to a bar to cheer on their alma maters. But while the best sports bars in Chicago are always great, sometimes you just want to be among like-minded fans. That’s why numerous spots around town are dedicated solely to individual Big Team teams. They show the games with the sound on, play the school fight songs and deliver the ultimate game day experience. Win or lose, you can expect to have a fun time. So check out our guide to find the best bar for each Big Ten school (apologies to Maryland and Rutgers).