By Lauren LaRoche
Ring in another Super Bowl Sunday with a chili cook off, meats to go, all you can’t eat buffets and even more food and drink specials. The Super Bowl is Sunday, February 1st so get out your stretchy pants and start counting down the days until you actually look forward to the commercials (I mean the big game, too).

(Photo Credit: Commonwealth Tavern's Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Commonwealth Tavern’s Facebook)

Commonwealth Tavern

2000 W Roscoe Street
Chicago, IL

Enjoy brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with $6 bloody marys and $12 mimosas. Additional game day specials will include $5 stadium cups, $15 Miller and Coors buckets, $4 Tecate cans, $5 Lagunitas drafts, and $10 themed food specials based on the final two teams, created by Chef Donny Farrell. Reservations are available by calling 773.697.7956.

Compass Bar

433 W. Diversey
Chicago, IL

In honor of the biggest game of the year, Compass Bar in Lincoln Park will feature a specialty Super Bowl Chili Frito Pizza for $10. Guests can catch the game on eight TVs throughout the bar with the sound on. The perfect complement to pizza and football, the restaurant’s beer list features 200 different beers, 20 of which are available on tap. Highlights include Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, Firestone Walker Double Jack IPA, Allagash Tripel, Delirium Tremens, and Victory Golden Monkey. In addition, Compass Bar will offer free line cards and prize giveaways each quarter.


1072 North Milwaukee
Chicago, IL

Ready to step up your game from pigs in a blanket? Cater your Super Bowl party with Frontier’s smoked meats to-go. The smoked meats will be available for pick up on Sunday, February 1 beginning at 10 a.m.

Meat options include the following: Whole Pig ($550), Boar Shoulder ($90: 5 pounds), Smoked Pork Loin ($65: 10 pounds, serves 10 to 12), Porchetta ($325: 40 pounds, serves 20 to 25), Boneless Stuffed Chicken with crawfish and cornbread stuffing ($35).

Available sides include the following: Five-Cheese Mac ($35 half pan serves 8; $70 full pan serves 16), Potato Salad, Sweet Potato Puree and String Beans ($25 half pan serves 8; $50 full pan serves 16).

Order online by Friday, January 30 by calling Frontier at (773) 772-4322!

Showplace Icon Theatre

150 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL

Catch all the Super Bowl action on Sunday, February 1 at Lobby Lounge located in the ShowPlace Icon Theatre. Sports fans can view the big game on five 50-inch HD TVs located throughout the lounge while sipping on themed cocktails including the “Tequila My Touchdown” (Sauza Silver, Black Raspberry Schnapps, pineapple) and the “Field Goal” (Malibu, ginger ale, pineapple, blue curacao) for $12 each.

The Pony

1638 West Belmont
Chicago, IL

At The Pony, fans can enjoy Jameson’s free half-time competition in which guests can kick a field goal to win a $250 prize. The Pony will feature $4 Jameson and Jameson Black, $15 Miller and Coors buckets and a $15 Punxsutawney party platter featuring a 16-inch Clydesdale grilled cheese, wings and tots. The game will be broadcast on overhead plasma TVs and at tables that feature an individual flat-screen TV for viewing.

The Stretch

3485 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL

Catch the big game on 15 TVs throughout the bar. Drink specials will include $5 Coors Light stadium cups, $5 Super Bowl bombs, and $15 Miller and Coors buckets. The Stretch will feature a House Party Buffet for $20 per person which includes all-you-can-eat wings, nachos, guacamole, chips and dip. All industry employees will also receive a 50 percent discount with proof of employment.

Tavern On Little Fort

4128 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL

In celebration of the Super Bowl, Tavern on Little Fort will host a Chili Cook-off beginning at 3 p.m. with judging around half-time. Prizes are as follows: $200 cash (1st place), grill set (2nd place) and Coleman picnic chairs (3rd place). All entrants must bring a crock-pot with their best chili for the “judges” to vote on. For $10, patrons can be a judge and enjoy chili samples, wings, sausage, dips, chips, and veggies. Drink specials will include $3 domestic bottles (Bud, Bud Light, Miller Lite, High Life, Coors Banquet, Coors Light), $5 microbrew drafts, $4 well drinks and $4 Fireball shots.

Lauren Wulf LaRoche, CBS Chicago

Lauren Wulf LaRoche writes about living in Chicago on a budget on her website, A Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago.