Even though Bears fans are still a little salty with who ended up in the Superbowl, we can still do what Midwesterners do best- drink. Because let’s be honest, if we wanted winning sports teams, we probably wouldn’t live in Chicago. So here are your best bets for places to grub and talk smack or if you’re not in to that, watch the commercials on a really big screen.
1 Public House
The setting of the RedEye’s Superbowl viewing party, with 27 plasmas and 103 types of beers, 12 in-table taps and 6 wall taps, you won’t be far from a refill for as long as a commercial break.
400 N. State. 312.265.1240. http://www.publichousechicago.com
2 The Boundary
Solid bar food, good beer selection, Stoli Bloody Mary bar, attractive crowd and shuffleboard. And if you’re not there for the sports, there’s a DJ doing music transitions.
1932 W. Division St. 773.278.1919. www.theboundarychicago.com
3 Bull & Bear
The first to invent personal table taps, the unique draft beer system is a pay as you pour system that keeps you from waiting on the serving staff. The multi-level bar has state of the art viewing capabilities.
431 N. Wells St. 312. 527.5973. www.bullbearbar.com
4 The Fifty/50
With two full bars, 12 flatscreens, and 40’s in brown paper bags, the Fifty/50 is the sports bar concept from two former Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab managers and hospitality industry aficionados.
2047 W. Division St. 773.489.5050. www.thefifty50.com
Sister tavern to the Schoolyard and Benchmark, Brownstone shows all sporting events on nine large plasmas and two large format LCD TVs – Football, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, and Hockey. Though don't be fooled it is a Big 12 and University of Texas watch bar.
3937 N. Lincoln Ave. 773.528.3700. www.brownstonetavern.com/