Sports and fitness

Chicago Cubs: A guide for the baseball fan

Fly the W by knowing where to drink, party, park and catch the train in Wrigleyville


By Kris Vire

Posted: Thursday April 5 2018


Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

For a diehard fan, the Chicago Cubs are more than just a baseball team—and the 2016 World Series championship, ending a league record 108-year drought, no doubt created a new generation of devoted enthusiasts. As the 2018 season begins and the Cubs look to dominate again, everyone in town has Cubbie Fever—after making it to the 2017 NLCS but falling shy of a return appearance in the World Series, “next year is here” has a whole new meaning. Here’s a guide to cheering on the team that calls Wrigley Field home, along with everything you need to know about spending a day in Wrigleyville.

Your 2018 Chicago Cubs

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Wrigleyville bars and restaurants

Wrigleyville bars to watch the Cubs

No ticket? Head to one of these bars and watch the action unfold on a screen.

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A civilized Wrigleyville crawl

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Cheap beer, sticky floors, body shots