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Bars, Sports Bars River North
4 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Photograph: Jill Paider Theory

Save the yelling with your arms over your head for the Wrigleyville sports bars; this newcomer is for the sophisticated sports fan. The stools are cushioned, the music is mixed, and the specialty drinks are potent. The sleek decor and ambience could easily make you forget that you’re in a sports lounge, if only you could turn your head without seeing at least three flat-screens.


Venue name: Theory
Address: 9 W Hubbard St
Cross street: between State and Dearborn Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 11am–2am; Sat 11am–3am; Sun 11am–midnight
Transport: El stop: Red to Grand. Bus: 11, 22, 29, 36, 65, 125, 156.
Price: Average cocktail: $8
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4 / 5

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It came as a suggestion from a friend. We found that it was a good options for food and it was pretty space. Also, not a bad  place for sports or just catching up with friends for happy hour after work. The bartender was extremely nice and attentive, and the servers were fairly busy for a Wednesday evening - which is good. Noticed there was a small room in the back is available for private parties. I've decided to try it out for an event and they did a good job. Would definitely do it again for the right amount of people