The Globe Pub

Bars, Sports Bars North Center
The Globe Pub
Photograph: Max Herman The Globe Pub, a North Center British bar, is one of the best Chicago sports bars and a place to watch rugby.

Whether 11am or 11pm, it’s hard to find a seat at this North Center Brit pub. Call it European-style drinking, buffered by U.K. pub grub. During soccer and rugby matches, the crowd of regulars vacillates between raucous and downright scary, but fair-weather fans are welcome to join the zoo.

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Venue name: The Globe Pub
Contact:
Address: 1934 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago
60613
Cross street: between Wolcott and Damen Aves
Opening hours: Sun–Fri 11am–2am; Sat 11am–3am
Transport: El stop: Brown to Irving Park. Bus: 50, 80.
Price: Average beer: $4
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This bar is where everyone from the same soccer cult meet up and talk shit about the opposing team. Just kidding, but not really. My boyfriend took me here last weekend to watch the Mexico vs. Portugal game and it was a really good time. A news station was there recording a group chant aired live during commercial break, Adidas had a promotion table raffling cleats and jerseys, and everybody in the bar was a little too rowdy for it being 10 am. Overall, good energy and a good time, even if you're not that into sports.