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Best Bars To Watch A Cubs Game

October 2, 2010 2:20 PM

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Those of us who love the Cubs, know that each season brings hope and optimism, but can also result in pain and suffering. Because being a Cubs fan involves this wide range of emotions, there is no better place outside of Wrigley to catch a game, than in a bar surrounded by other die-hards. The neighborhood around Wrigley Field, has become the central location for drowning the sorrows of a tough loss or celebrating the triumphs of victory. Here are some of the very best bars to watch a Cubs game near the field.

Vines on Clark

3554 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-327-8572
vineswrigley.com

Not your typical sports bar, Vines on Clark injects some class into watching a Cubs games while in the shadow of Wrigley. A rooftop bar and beer garden gives Cubs fans plenty of options when the weather is nice. Around 20 wines and a menu that goes beyond simple bar food, Vines on Clark is the perfect pre-game, in-game and post-game spot for Cubs fans.

Captain Morgan Club

1060 W. Addison St.
Chicago, IL 60613
773-404-4750
www.captainmorganclub.com

Its pretty much impossible to get any closer to the action without actually being inside the park. The arched-roofed beer garden hangout is open to the general public and allows for in-and-out privileges for ticket holders. This offspring of the Harry Caray Restaurant and Captain Morgan offers three specialty drinks, Captain Cubby (Captain Morgan and Pepsi), Crabby Parrot (Parrot Bay Key Lime rum and cranberry juice) and the Northsider (lemonade with blueberry vodka and peach schapps), sure to get any Cubs fan ready for game day.

Sluggers Sports Bar & Dueling Pianos

3540 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-248-0055
www.sluggersbar.com

Have you ever been watching a Cubs game and have a buddy claim that he could hit better than the team? Well at Sluggers you can actually put him to the test against the 90 m.p.h. pitches in their batting cage. And you won’t even have to miss a pitch of the real game. Sluggers has more TVs than you know what to do with and TVs big enough to make you feel like your sitting behind home plate.

Goose Island Wrigleyville

3535 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-832-9040
www.gooseisland.com

Cubs fans have a passion for their team, this is the same passion that Goose Island Wrigleyville has for their beer. The brewed in house beers perfectly compliment the menu of bar food favorites made with a little extra care. Like many bars in the area, Goose Island has a beer garden. However, not many actually have a view of the ballpark. From the world-famous beer to the fantastic food, a trip to Goose Island in a necessity for any Cubs fan that can’t make it into the park.

Lucky’s Sandwich Company

3472 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657
www.luckysandwich.com

There may not be another bar that’s as well known for their sandwiches as Lucky’s. Or is it a sandwich shop most well known for their drinks? Well either way Lucky’s Sandwich Company is a must for any Cub fan looking for a few suds during the game and sandwich challenge for their stomachs. Named after, “Lucky” Charlie Weeghman, the original namesake and builder of what we know as Wrigley Field, you can’t be a real Cubs fan without making at least one stop in during the season.

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