Established in 2008, this West Town sports bar’s popularity helped launch a local empire, the Fifty/50 Restaurant Group. Join the fun on weekends, when the lively crowds are always passionate about football and the action spills out onto the sidewalk patio. And don’t skip the jumbo buffalo wings—they’re among the best in the city. The hot sauce is produced from four kinds of peppers and aged for weeks.
Chicagoans are very passionate about their teams. Whether it’s the Bears, Cubs, Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks or an alma mater, there are numerous games to watch every night. It’s a good thing, then, that Chicago has plenty of good sports bars. They offer everything from spacious patios and retractable roofs to dozens of beers on tap. Want award-winning wings to go with your football? Jake Melnick’s and the Fifty/50 should be at the top of your list. Prefer to sit outside and catch some rays instead? Park & Field and the Moonlighter won’t disappoint. Big Ten alums can also root on their schools at the best Big Ten bars in town. So dust off your favorite jersey and read on to find the best sports bars in Chicago.
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