Bears Bar Specials

September 27, 2011 4:22 PM

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In the fall, it’s all about football. In Chicago, it’s all about cheering for the Bears. So why not on a Sunday afternoon go join the thousands of other Bears fans so you can all cheer the touchdowns, boo the bad calls and when we win Bear Down. Here are a few bars around Chicago with the best food and drink specials for spending a Sunday afternoon rooting for the Bears.

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Merkle’s Bar & Grill

Open since 2004, Merkle’s in Wrigleyville has been serving local, American and Belgian beers along with traditional American bar food in a relaxing atmosphere so you can feel like a regular. On Sundays, they offer the Bear Brunch Buffet from 10:30 a.m. until the end of the game. For $10.99 your all you can eat buffet includes omelettes, waffles, biscuits and gravy, pastries, mini burgers and more. The drink specials include $15 domestic buckets, $5 build your own Mimosa bar, $4 22 oz. domestic drafts, $5 22 oz build your own bloody bar and more.

3516 N. Clark
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: 773-244-1025

Finn McCool’s

An afternoon football game so brunch doesn’t really sound appealing? Finn McCool’s located in the Gold Coast offers very reasonably priced food specials. Come here for 39-cent buffalo wings, $2.99 burgers (or for a dollar more add fries) and $25 Monsters of the Midway appetizer platters. Their drink specials include $5 Miller Lite Aluminum Pints, $5 23 oz Monster Drafts of Miller Lite, $4 Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum mixers and $4 Red Stag Black Cherry and cola.

15 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 312-337-4349
Sunday hours: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Dave & Buster’s

If you want to be able to watch the Bears game but during timeouts, halftime, or Cutler has gotten sacked one too many times to watch anymore, you’ll need something else to keep your attention. At Dave & Buster’s you can choose from pool tables, arcade games and more to feel a bit like a kid again. Appetizer specials run from $5 potato skins to $7 Mountain O’Nachos and the beer specials run from open to close.

1030 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 312-943-5151
Sunday hours: 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Rockit Bar & Grill

Maybe you need a bit of class on your Sundays, in which case you’ll need to head to Rockit for their brunch of smoked salmon benedict, quiche lorraine, oatmeal and omelettes. Or if you prefer, stick to the NFL Sunday menu of truffle tater tots for $5, chili mac for $6, and $7 chicken wings. If you’re thirsty, their drink specials include, $20 Heineken five bottle buckets, $15 Bud/Bud Light five bottle buckets, and $5 Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Mojitos and Margaritas.

22 W. Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312-645-6000
Fax: 312-645-6006
Sunday Hours: 10:30 a.m. – close

Barn & Company


Barn & Company

Are you looking for some place new to watch football? Barn & Company is the latest place to open in Lincoln Park, and they love combining two of America’s greatest passions – football and BBQ. Join the BBQ Tailgate Extravaganza on Sundays for a pig on a spit, $8 omelette stations, $7 Country Mary’s and $15 buckets of Bud Light and Miller Lite. They take pride in their wood burning pit, big boy smoker and large open kitchen.

950 W. Wrightwood
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: 773-832-4000

Rachel Azark is a writer and lives on Chicago’s northwest side. Read more of her work on her blog

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