Where to catch the game and toast your team on Super Bowl Sunday, February 3.
1/5Photograph: Martha WilliamsPork spare ribs with sides at Dragon Ranch
2/5Photograph: Martha WilliamsDerby Bar and Grill
4/5Photograph: Martha WilliamsPublic House
5/5Martha WilliamsThree Aces
Benchmark Whether you prefer a table on the second floor or a booth with a personal screen on the first, there’s not a bad seat in the house. 1510 N Wells St (312-649-9640). 10am–2am.
Boundary Don’t go hungry on game day. Feast on a Boundary burger with applewood smoked bacon, as your cheers reach the rafters. 1932 W Division St (773-278-1919). 10am–2am.
Bull & Bear No distractions will be tolerated during the game, including getting up to order more drinks. The remedy? Enjoy the “table tap technology” at this River North bar. 431 N Wells St (312-527-5973). 10am–2am.
Deuce’s & The Diamond Club This industrial-style sports bar boasts not one, but two floors—including a whiskey library—and is sure to please even the pickiest of game watchers. Enjoy a gourmet burger at Deuce’s, then climb the escalator to lounge on a couch at the Diamond Club. 3505 N Clark St (773-644-5554). 11am–2am.
Derby Enjoy $5 mimosas, $5 Bloody Marys and $5 wings in a cozy leather booth at this neighborhood sports bar. 1224 W Webster Ave (773-248-0900). 11am–2am.
The Diag Word on the street is this rustic sports bar has some flavorful ribs. Half racks will be served for $11, or eat the game away with a full rack for $18. (Nothing wrong with a little competitive eating!) 2856 N Southport Ave (773-404-8400). 11am–10pm.
Division Ale House On Super Bowl Sunday, dine in style and sample various beers by taking advantage of the four-course meal paired with craft beers for $40. 1942 W Division St (773-384-6886). 11am–2am.
Dragon Ranch Kick off your game day with American BBQ with Asian influences. The River North establishment also features an extensive cocktail list and specialty moonshine collection. 441 N Clark St (312-955-1900). 10:30am–9pm.
Fatpour Tap Works Whether the game is going well or not, $5 football bombs are available for celebration and consolation purposes, as are the 50 beers on tap and 150 more bottles and cans. 2005 W Division St (773-698-8940). 11am–2am.
Fifty/50 Travel Channel personality Adam Richman claimed the bar’s Four-Courser—pork shoulder tossed with Gouda béchamel and topped with fried jalapeños, BBQ sweet potato chips, a mac ‘n’ cheese waffle and BBQ sauce—as one of the best sandwiches in America. You be the judge by taking it on for $10 during Super Bowl Sunday. 2047 W Division St (773-489-5050). 10am–2am.
The Gage Keep things classy at this South Loop gastropub with elk chili and imported beers on draft, such as Old Speckled Hen or Guinness. 24 S Michigan Ave (312-372-4243). 10am–midnight.
Irish Oak The game may be American, but who says the food can’t be Irish? On a winter afternoon, it’s hard to refuse Guinness stew ($8 per cup) and pot pie ($12). 3511 N Clark St (773-935-6669). 11am–2am.
Lottie’s Pub This cozy corner bar has been showing locals a good time since 1934. Needless to say, with 24 beers on tap, it has a loyal fan base. 1925 W Cortland St (773-489-0738). 11am–2am.
Map Room With a pristine selection of craft beers and BYO food policy, this Bucktown establishment is a laid-back alternative to the traditional sports bar. 1949 N Hoyne Ave (773-252-7636). 11am–2am.
Market Tired of hosting the annual Super Bowl party? There’s a game and a beer with a view waiting for you at this multi-story sports bar and restaurant. 1113 W Randolph St (312-929-4787). 11am–midnight.
Moonshine Brewing Company The Slider Bowl is back for its second year at this Wicker Park hot spot. For $35, you’re granted access to the massive slider buffet and can also enjoy Moonshine drafts and call drinks. 1824 W Division St (773-862-8686). 10am–2am.
Old Town Social Watch the game on one of 23 flat-screens at this classy sports lounge, while snagging raffle prizes. 455 W North Ave (312-266-2277). 10:30am–2am.
115 Bourbon Street If a plane ticket and game ticket to New Orleans are out of reach, the next best thing is Chicago’s biggest Big Easy–themed bar. The attached restaurant serves local favorites and New Orleans specialties from 11am–10pm. 3359 W 115th St (708-388-8881). 11am–2am.
The Pony This neighborhood sports bar has plenty of screens for unobstructed views of the game, plus a Southwestern-inspired menu, featuring everything from tacos to wraps. 1638 W Belmont Ave (773-828-5055). 11am–2am.
Public House Public House has everything you need for a winning Super Bowl Sunday: 27 TVs, 25 beers on tap and a menu of American favorites, including Multiple Choice Mac & Cheese. Choose from nine ingredients or opt for “all of the above.” 400 N State St (312-265-1240). 11:30am–2am.
Red Ivy In honor of the Super Bowl being held in New Orleans, Mardi Gras makes an early appearance at this Wrigleyville sports bar. The party wouldn’t be complete without spicy chicken gumbo, Louisiana po’ boys and hurricane cocktails. 3525 N Clark St (773-472-0900). 11am–2am.
Rockit Bar & Grill Rockit offer buckets of beer and a $20 buffet. In other words, keep your Super Bowl plans simple, and let the game provide the excitement. 22 W Hubbard St (312-645-6000). 10:30am–midnight.
Roots Game day kicks off a little early thanks to a $6 Bloody Mary special. Your next play? Pulled pork pizza. 1924 W Chicago Ave (773-645-4949). 11am–2am.
Stout Barrel House and Gallery Get onboard the “Stout Simple Sundays” promo now. Cardholders get half their tab covered—not only for Super Bowl Sunday, but every Sunday. Now, that’s something to cheer about. 642 N Clark St (312-475-1390). 11am–4am.
Suite 25 This new bar sports a South American twist. Watch some American football while chowing down on a Peruvian buffet. 2529 N Milwaukee Ave (773-360-7478). Noon–2am.
Sweetwater Warning: This bar is dangerously close to the Mag Mile. If Beyoncé’s half-time show doesn’t hold your interest, maybe shopping and tourist-watching will. 225 N Michigan Ave (312-698-7111). 10am–10pm.
Three Aces Beer, bourbon and bolognese fries sounds like the ultimate sports-fan trifecta to us. Catch the game at this rock ’n’ roll retreat in University Village. 1321 W Taylor St (312-243-1577). 11am–2am.
Timothy O’Toole’s Stop in for a bucket of Miller during any of the playoff games and be entered for a chance to win the best seat in the house for the Super Bowl. 622 N Fairbanks Ct (312-642-0700). 10am–3am.
Weather Mark Tavern Your Super Bowl strategy: Pick any poison, from $4 20-ounce domestic drafts to $5 SKYY vodka drinks and $4 Jameson shots, then follow it up with a $10 buffet. Ready, set, hut. 1503 S Michigan Ave (312-588-0230). 10:30am–midnight.
Wells on Wells There are no bad seats in this bar, mostly because there are so few of them. Arrive early to partake in game viewing and $12 Miller pitchers or $4 glasses of wine. 1617 N Wells St (312-944-1617). 10:30am–2am.