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Mother Hubbard’s Sports Pub

Bars, Sports Bars River North
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Photograph: Grace Wiley Mother Hubbard's

We absolutely love the idea of a slightly scuzzy bar being surrounded by uppity, polished, tourist-filled restaurants. The winding bar area is occupied by loners watching the big screen, but near the surrounding checkered tablecloth–topped tables is the more gregarious set. And in the back, three pool tables are ripe for a good game.


Venue name: Mother Hubbard’s Sports Pub
Address: 5 W Hubbard St
Cross street: between State and Dearborn Sts
Opening hours: Sun–Fri 11am–4am; Sat 11am–5am
Transport: El stop: Red to Grand. Bus: 29, 36, 65.
Price: Average beer: $4.50
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Average User Rating

3 / 5

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Ah, Mother Hubbards Sports Pub- been around for over 25 years.- My go to spot for any game any conference- they show every game- I counted 16 games up on their tvs two Saturday's ago- They get customers from all across the USA- Wings are great! I have been going there since the 90s.

Met Nebraska fans there said their Hotel sent them because Mother Hubbards always has every game.

Old joint, but no better Sports Bar in River North, Still top ranked after 20+ years-

Be back in January and Mother Hubbards will be first stop.

This is place is good for a bar... They have fun sports quizzes you can take while you're sitting around. Always had great experiences with the staff; very friendly. The wings, while not the best wings I've ever had, are pretty damn tasty and impressive solely because they are wing-and-drumette-attached style. Great buffalo sauce on those.  Not a beer drinker but my friend said selection is OK.