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Best Places To Hide In Chicago If You’re a Packers Fan

January 21, 2011 12:25 PM

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If you bleed green and gold, there are few places in Chicago where you won’t stick out like a sore thumb. Where the massive piece of foam in the shape of a chunk of cheese on the top of your head won’t look awkward. If you’re searching for a little Packer camaraderie and a place to hide from Bears fans, read on.

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Will’s Northwood Inn

3030 N. Racine St.
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: 773-528-4400
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A bar founded by Wisconsin people, famous ones at that. Which is why you’re bound to find lots of Packers fans roaming around here and watching Packers games on Sundays. Their menu is loaded down with many cheesy options for the cheeseheads. They also have 18 different beers on tap. On Sundays, pitchers of Miller Lite or Leinenkugel Original are $9, all Ketel One drinks are $5, and Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat bottles are $3.

Kroll’s South Loop

1736 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL
Phone: 312-235-1400
E-mail: info@krolls-chicago.com
www.krolls-chicago.com

Well, you might run into a few Bears fans here with it being so close to Solider Field, but with the owners originally being from Green Bay, they’ll probably side with a Packers fan. Come to enjoy good finger food and appetizers while choosing a beer from their very extensive list.

The Spot

4437 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL
Phone: 773-728-8934
www.spotchicago.com

It’s known around Chicago as an official Packer bar and if that’s the case, you probably won’t find a Bears fan in sight. They even go as far as Wisconsin to get their brats, and they have a whole section of their menu cordoned off for cheese lovers. It’s a Packers fan dream come true.

O’Leary’s Public House

541 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 312-661-1306
www.olearysonline.com

It’s a secret Packers bar, or not because they’re not afraid to show it with their gigantic Green Bay Packers flag. It’s an authentic Irish pub located in River North, so go expecting Irish food and Irish beer. They have drafts of Guinness, Harp and Murphy’s to name a few. If you’re still in a Guinness mood, try their Guinness-soaked beef and lamb.

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Your Home

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Chicago, Illinois

If you don’t want to get mauled by a Bear[s fan] then the safest bet is in your own home. Because despite it being the middle of winter, Chicago Bears are not hibernating.

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

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