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Best Bars To Watch A White Sox Game

October 3, 2010 9:55 AM

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From all across the Chicago area, Sox fans unite during games to cheer on the good guys. Be it during an intense series against the Twinkies, when the Yankees come to town or playing against those bums on the other side of town, Sox fans love getting together during a game to celebrate. As we all know there is no shortage of bars across all of Chicago and the suburbs to do this. However, there are a few that stand out above the rest of the pack.

Cork & Kerry at the Park

3258 S. Princeton Ave. Chicago
(312) 842-0769

Close relative of the Beverly landmark, Cork & Kerry lies in the shadow of U.S. Cellular Field. While the beers and fellow Sox fans will more than draw you in, the menu will keep you coming back again and again. The “home team” side of the menu features bar classics like burgers and brats. The “visitors” side will feature dishes inspired by the White Sox opponent.

Shinnick’s

3758 S. Union, Chicago
(773) 523-8591
www.shinnicks.com

Chicago, and the surrounding suburbs, has no shortage of Irish bars. However, few of them are actually Irish in their heart and soul. Shinnick’s is one of those proud few that lives and breathes South Side Irish, which definitely includes throwing back a few brews while watching a White Sox game. Just a few short blocks from the ballpark, Shinnick’s is the place to be for Sox year round and especially in season.

Shoeless Joe’s

10290 W. Higgins Rd., Rosemont
(847) 296-5760
www.shoelessjoesrosemont.com

Any bar that has 30 TVs and 25 satellites is sure to be a one of a kind sports bar, but when you call that place Shoeless Joe’s you take it to a whole other level. Step foot in the doors for opening day and you might not leave till the season is over. With 15 beers on tap and a menu that includes ribs, steaks, burgers and more, Shoeless Joe’s might just be the next best thing to actually being at U.S. Cellular Field. And if you do feel like trying to move in for the season, finding a bed won’t be too hard since it’s connected to the Best Western O’Hare.

Seven Ten Lounge

2747 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
(773) 549-2695
www.sparetimechicago.com

Deep in enemy territory, Seven Ten Lounge doesn’t mess around with that north side team. They advertise that all White Sox and Cardinals games will be shown, not the Cubs. And with great drink deals and bowling, this is the place for every Sox fan that wants to bowl a strike as Buehrle strikes out the side. For those Sox fans on the north side, the Lincoln Park location acts as U.S. Cellular north and a little taste of the South Side during all White Sox games.

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Catcher’s Inn

901 W. 35th St., Chicago
(773) 869-9411

Just a few short blocks from U.S. Cellular Field, the walls of Catcher’s Inn are plastered with pennants, posters and schedules of the beloved White Sox. The black and white checkered ceiling will definitely make every Sox fan feel right at home and any Cubs fan feel like they’re a long way from home. Catcher’s Inn is a small neighborhood bar, but any true Sox fan is more than welcome to stop in for a game, talk baseball and celebrate a White Sox victory.

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