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Best Bars To Watch A Bulls Game

October 3, 2010 1:19 PM

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Bulls fans are amongst the most loyal sports fans around. Even through the rough years the fans supported the team by not only showing up the United Center, but also area bars. The Bulls have taken great strides the past couple of season to improve the product on the floor, and that has only enhanced the excitement being felt at the United Center and every Bulls bar in the City.

Victory Liquors

2610 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
773-348-5600
www.victoryliquors.com

Come one, come all. Victory Liquors will take all patrons through their doors. It just so happens that once you’re inside it a great place to watch a Bulls game. There could quite possibly be no better TV to watch Derrick Rose drive the lane on than the 85-by-164-inch projection TV framed on the wall of the back room. If you’re picky and a jumbotron sized TV isn’t enough for you then how about three separate rooms, each with their own bar? Beers on tap, bottles and 40s make this one of the best places around to catch a Bulls game.

Bull & Bear

431 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL
312-527-5973
www.bullbearbar.com

Bull & Bear combines the epitome of style with the apex of comfort. Their large leather booths can fit a basketball team of your own. Throw in a dozen or so 50-inch flat screen TVs and personal beer taps at those ultra plush booths, and you’re set for anything. The bar’s name comes from a stock market reference, not two of the city’s sports teams, a theme that’s repeated throughout the bar.

Hawkeye’s Bar & Grill

1458 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL
312-226-3951
www.hawkeyesbar.com

Hawkeye’s Bar & Grill is a Little Italy staple among sports fans. It’s a great place to watch the Bulls, have a game party and switch up your usual couch routine. With TVs galore, daily drinks specials, and a shuttle to the United Center an hour before the game, can it get any better?

Shuttles run on a first-come, first-serve basis and you pay upon boarding. Pre-party before the game without having to worry about transportation!

Mullen’s

3527 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-325-2319
www.mullensbarandgrill.com

This well-known Wrigleyville bar proves that you can be more than just a Cubs bar so close to Wrigley. Mullen’s breathes the essence of a sports bar. With TVs everywhere you look, sports memorabilia covering the walls and darts and other regular bar games there’s plenty to do during breaks in the action. The generally younger crowd only means that you can be sure Mullen’s will be extra rowdy for big games.

West End

1326 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60607
312-981-7100
www.westendwestloop.com

You can’t be a bar this close to the United Center and not be crazy for the Bulls. If you happen to have tickets to the game then stop in West End for a few drinks before the game and take advantage of their free shuttle. But if your aren’t among those lucky few to watch the game live don’t worry too much, West End has got you covered with non-stop action and intensity worthy of a Bulls game. The bar’s booth and high-top table seating, along with over 30 plasma TVs make it the perfect spot to checkout some hoops so close to the stadium.

Four Shadows

2758 N. Ashland
Chicago, IL 60614
773-248-9160
www.fourshadows.net

The people behind Four Shadows take their bar and their sports seriously. That’s exactly why they don’t buy into any of the glitz and glamor tricks that other places use. Four Shadows is places for serious fans to get together, watch Bulls and of course celebrate a win. There’s no need to worry about a bad-viewing angle or a ridiculously tall hoops fan getting in your way. With about a TV for everyone in the bar you’ll always be able to catch the action no matter if you’re at the bar or at a table with friends.

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