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The best World Series food and drink specials

Written by
Elizabeth Atkinson

Cubs fans everywhere are settling into their pregame ritual, whether it's finding the perfect Wrigleyville bar or settling in with a pizza and a beer at home. If you haven't figured yours out yet, we've rounded up our favorite restaurant and bar specials to help you pregame or watch the game with cheap booze and themed food for this World Series run.

Cold Storage: For a sweet Cubs treat, head to Cold Storage for rotating Cubs-themed sundaes by pastry chef Meg Galus. Sundaes include the Bryzzo (for two) with cookie dough ice cream, Rizz-O cereal crunch, caramel sauce and sparkly blue sprinkles ($11), the Granpa Rossy with coffee-caramel ice cream, bourbon pecan ice cream and butterscotch ($8) and the Javi Bomb with coconut lime sorbet, chocolate ice cream, hot fudge, black cocoa streusel and a dark chocolate bomb filled with sprinkles and Pop Rocks. ($8). Bonus points: Tonight the bar will be serving up dollar oysters, $10.50 Old Style buckets and $3 drafts. 

Chop Chicago: For every home run that's hit during the series, Chop Chicago will be giving out $1 shots and you can get 25% off your bill by showing up in your best Cubs gear.

Dark Horse Tap & Grille: Weary of the curse of the billy goat? Dark Horse Tap & Grille is offering an "eat the curse" special with a grilled goat bratwurst (courtesy of Paulina Meat Market) topped with caramelized onions and served on a pretzel bun with a side of fries ($11).

Fountainhead: Combine Halloween and the World Series at Fountainhead. The bar will be having a pumpkin carving contest ($20 for a pumpkin and a pumpkin-poured beer) starting at 7pm and showing the kickoff game on both floors so you can carve and watch the game all at once.

Giordano's: You'll get a special pizza box if you order from Giordano's right now. They'll be sticking the large-sized 'za in Cubs-logo pizza boxes and will also serve large "Fly the W" pizzas for dine-in, carry-out and delivery orders. It can be ordered on postseason game days at the Rush St, Jackson Blvd, Prudential Plaza, Navy Pier, Lakeview, Lincoln Square, Logan Square and Andersonville locations.

Headquarters Beercade (both locations): Can't make it to an actual game? You'll still be able to grab a ball park hot dog and Cracker Jacks at Headquarters Beercade. The bar will be showing the games with $2 cans of Old Style and 1908 Combos—an Old Style can and ball park hot dog for $5 at River North and an Old Style can and box of Cracker Jacks for $4 at Lakeview.

Magnolia Bakery: Is there really anything cuter than the name "CUBcakes"? Grab yours (your choice of chocolate or vanilla) for $5.25 each on game days. They're World Series-themed, with blue and red sprinkles, baseballs, bats and mitts.

Merkle's Bar: Merkle's has transformed into the Pink Flamingo in honor of Cubs manager Joe Maddon's dream to own a bar called the Pink Flamingo. The bar will be serving up three drinks named after Maddon's flamingos: "the Winston," "the Warren" and "the Clementine." Half of the proceeds from the drinks is being donated to the Susan G. Komen Chicagoland Area foundation.

Q-BBQ: Head to the Willis Tower every day from 10am to 2pm until October 29 to grab a goat sandwich for $10.08 to break the curse of the Billy Goat.

Vienna Beef Factory and Store: Making your own hot dogs at home? Head to the Vienna Beef Factory and Store and get a free package of Wrigley Field Smokies with any $5 purchase.

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