Can’t make the trip up to Canada to catch the Women’s World Cup? No problem. While the number of U.S. soccer designated bars has diminished over the years, the Windy City does love a good soccer game, and there are still a handful of places that you can watch the soccer matches — from June 6 to July 5 — and cheer on the U.S.A. team. Check out these five bars around Chicago and be prepared for victory!
(Photo Credit: theglobepub.net)

(Photo Credit: theglobepub.net)

The Globe Pub
1934 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 871-3757
www.theglobepub.net

The Globe may be an English pub—which even starts airing English Premier League soccer as early as 6 a.m.—but it’s also very much a soccer bar. From U.S. soccer to the World Cup, you can bet it’ll be aired on their plethora of flat-screen TVs. While you cheer on the gals to victory, imbibe on pints of everything from British brews to domestics, while noshing on a variety of pub grub, some British classics, like fish and chips, and American standbys, like burgers, included.

Fado Irish Pub
100 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 836-0066
www.fadoirishpub.com

This River North pub may have three levels, all decorate in a charming Irish style, but expect it to be packed come game time for all the big soccer matches, and that goes for the Women’s World Cup, too. The Irish owned and operated bar also features an array of made-from-scratch cuisine, making it a great place to catch the match while having some of the best Irish cuisine in the city (and that includes the boxtys). As for ordering drinks, there’s plenty to choose from, Irish or otherwise. And while this pub may be Irish through and through, you’ll find plenty of U.S. soccer supporters in the crowd, as it is a US soccer bar, too.

(Photo Credit: timothyotooles.com/chicago)

(Photo Credit: timothyotooles.com/chicago)

Timothy O’Toole’s
622 N. Fairbanks Court
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 642-0700
www.timothyotooles.com

Timothy O’Toole’s in Streeterville is a sports bar with all the various sports games playing on their 72 flatscreen TVs. It’s also an Official U.S. Soccer bar, and in the past, come World Cup time, they’ve done soccer-related giveaways. While watching all the matches play out in Canada, you may be able to even grab some themed food specials to go with more than 40 draft beer options. Also offered are an array of fun cocktails, including a Black Velvet made with Guinness and champagne—perfect for toasting a win!

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A.J. Hudson’s Public House
3801 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 348-2767
www.ajhudsonspublichouse.com

This Lakeview pub is always hopping come soccer game day, whether it be an English Premier game or a local Chicago team. Chances are this place will be packed as the U.S. Women’s team takes the field for the World Cup. Previously named Ginger’s, A.J. Hudson’s revamped a couple years ago, and offers plenty of TVs around the bar so you can watch every second of the games. Cheer on the U.S.A. while dining on traditional American bar food, with plenty of sandwich and burger options.

Rockit Burger Bar
3700 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 645-4400
www.rockitburgerbar.com

There’s a lot of reasons to hang out at this River North restaurant and bar, and the soccer games playing on the TVs are one of them. Even with its location near Wrigley Field, it’s a soccer bar through and through. After all, they air all the English Premier games, starting as early as 6:30 a.m., and bill themselves “not you father’s soccer pub.” And the same can be said when the Women’s World Cup rolls around. While watching every last match, enjoy plenty of craft beers and, of course, a top-notch burger. (Chances are the World Cup will also be shown at the River North location, but call ahead; the downtown spot is reopening May 1).

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Elizabeth SanFilippo is a freelance writer, who enjoys trying new foods from all over the world. But her favorite city for culinary treats will always be Chicago. When not blogging about food, she’s working part-time at a culinary vacation company, The International Kitchen, based in the Windy City, as well as repping Younique cosmetics and skincare products. Some of her writing can be found at Examiner.com.