CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s not exactly “bar wars,” but two Southwest Side bars have taken very different approaches to the Cubs playing in the postseason.
On 113th and Western, McNally’s is renowned as an anti-Cubs bar. One side of its marquee reads: “Go Sox & Whoever Plays The Cubs.” Even after the Cubs eliminated the Cardinals from the playoffs, the other side still reads “Cardinals fans welcome.”
During the National League Division Series, McNally’s at first promoted free rounds of beer every time the Cardinals hit a home run. When it was pointed out the beer freebies would be illegal, McNally’s decided to offer 50-cent beers for every Cardinal homer.
On 103rd and Western, meanwhile, the marquee for Sean’s Rhino Bar & Grill says: “Sox And Cubs Fans Back Your City. Let’s Go Chicago.”
Sox fan Chris Holz said he likes the sign calling for Chicago baseball unity.
“That’s great. I’m a Sox fan, but I’m cheering for the Cubs, too,” he said.