Top 5 Spots To Watch Football in Chicago
Football season is just starting, and there’s no place more exciting to watch a great game than in Chicago. Of course, while you’re in the Windy City, any bar or restaurant with a television will probably have on the Bears game if they’re playing. However, there are many places you can go with several televisions and projectors showing various teams you may love.
Our team at Allied Plumbing & Heating Supply Co. has compiled a list of the top places in Chicago where you can watch a game with friends.
Joe’s on Weed St.
While you might not be able to watch Monday or Thursday night football here, Joe’s on Weed St. is perfect for watching weekend games because they subscribe to the NFL Sunday Ticket. There are 14 satellites and over 120 plasma screens and projector screens around the bar, so you won’t have to settle on watching only one game. Make a reservation so you can ensure you get a table to view the games with your friends.
Some teams that the bar features include:
- Chicago Bears.
- Carolina Panthers.
- Arkansas Razorbacks.
- Florida Gators.
- Illinois Fighting Illini.
There are drink specials and buckets you can purchase while you watch for each team the bar features.
Hours: Friday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to midnight, and closed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Address: 940 West Weed St, Chicago.
Kroll’s South Loop
Kroll’s South Loop offers its customers a sports bar atmosphere with a modern look. There’s plenty to love about this place because it offers something for everyone, from sports fans to wine lovers to kids. You can enjoy whatever game is on with the 20 flat-screen televisions and four large projectors streaming in various teams. Contact the restaurant if you have a larger group coming to watch a game because the staff can better accommodate you when they have some notice.
While the restaurant has special days and hours when the Chicago Bears are playing, you can also find the Green Bay Packers games playing here.
Hours: Monday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., closed on Tuesday, Wednesday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and a special Bear’s Home Game Sunday starting at 9 a.m.
Address: 1736 South Michigan Ave, Chicago.
Lincoln Station is a supporter of the Buffalo Bills. But the bar and grill also offers team sponsorships. Team sponsorship is a promotion the restaurant provides to help you enjoy the game and save more money. Lincoln Station offers a deal of buying one pitcher of beer and getting one free pitcher on your team’s game day.
Your team includes a group of your friends or family members who come to the restaurant to watch your favorite sports team play. You can also play pool on your team’s game day as long as there’s not a waiting list. Additionally, you can get free T-shirts with the restaurant’s logo and open space on the back if you want to customize it with your name and a number. The bar and grill offers all of this, with the promise of your team showing up at Lincoln Station.
Hours: Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Address: 2432 North Lincoln Ave, Chicago.
The Pony Inn Chicago
The Pony Inn offers Chicago Bears game day specials, but this pub is also a nice place for the University of Kentucky’s Wildcats fans. You’ll feel at home inside the bar with its wood-paneled walls and several plasma televisions. Be sure to book your table ahead of time to ensure there’s enough room for you at the pub to watch your favorite teams. On Thursdays, you can play in a trivia game for the chance to win big prizes as you watch Thursday night football.
Some other teams the Pony Inn supports are:
- University of Central Florida Knights.
- Texas A&M Aggies.
- Chicago Bears.
Hours: Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Address: 1638 West Belmont Ave, Chicago.
Park & Field
If you’re looking to have your Chicago Bears game day viewings with a retro vibe, then Park & Field is probably for you. At the Chicago Bears watch parties, the restaurant turns on the sound for all games, has seven outdoor screens for patio viewing, and offers $4 Peronis and game day drink specials. To help ensure you get a table for the game, you can make reservations online for a table days before the game.
There are several rooms to watch the games in, such as in private event rooms with special bookings, at the craft beer bar, and in the chic fireside lounge. In addition to providing a great place to watch a football game, the restaurant offers several other activities you may find enjoyable with the game in the background. Stay tuned to Park & Field’s social calendar to know which events are upcoming. Some events you can attend here include:
- Bottomless brunch buffet.
- Brewery tastings.
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to midnight, Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and closed on Monday.
Address: 3509 West Fullerton Ave, Chicago.
Did we miss your favorite place to watch sports in the city? We know we’re only scratching the surface of bars and restaurants where you can watch football in a metropolis that loves its sports teams. There are dozens more to explore in the Windy City outside of this list. Contact us online, call us at 773-777-2670, or visit our showroom to give us your recommendations, and we’ll be sure to add it to the list in time for football season.
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