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Chicago college sports bar guide

Where to watch college football for the 2012-2013 season

September 07, 2012

Looking for a local bar to cheer for your alma mater? This guide will help you zero in on where to stake out some space on college football gamedays.

Bar owners and alumni groups: Don't see your bar included here? We'll be adding to this guide throughout the season. Contact RedEye Eat & Drink editor Lisa Arnett for consideration. RedEye's college sports bar guide includes official partnerships with alumni associations in addition to bars owned by alumni and unofficial affiliations declared by bar management.

 
Clemson  |  Florida  |  Florida State  |  Georgia Tech  | IllinoisIowa  |  Iowa State  |  Kansas  |  Kentucky  |  Louisiana State University  |  Marquette  |  Michigan  |  Michigan State  |  Minnesota  |  Missouri  |  Nebraska  |  Northwestern  |  Notre Dame  |  Ohio State  |  Ohio University  |  Penn State  |  Purdue  |  Syracuse  |  Texas  |  University of Arizona  |  University of California  |  University of Central Florida  |   University of Miami  |  University of Oregon  |  University of Virginia  |  Virginia Tech  |  West Virginia  |  Wisconsin

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
Vines on Clark in Wrigleyville

FLORIDA
Sully's House in Old Town: 30 percent off food and drink one hour before kickoff

FLORIDA STATE
Lillie’s Q in Wicker Park: Free boiled peanuts for anyone wearing FSU gear; $1 boiled peanuts for anyone wearing gear from a Southeastern Conference school
Rebel Bar & Grill in Wrigleyville

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GEORGIA TECH
Red Ivy in Wrigleyville: Half-price pizzas, $25 drink package (domestic drafts and well drinks) or $35 drink package (drafts, mimosas, bloody marys and call drinks) during the gam

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ILLINOIS
Durkin’s Tavern in Lincoln Park : $5 domestic drafts in 32-ounce Fighting Illini mugs
Joe's Bar in Old Town: $4 Svedka bombs, $5 O&Os (orange juice and orange vodka), $5 Irish coffee, $6 bloody marys and mimosas, $8 domestic pitchers, $17 Coors Light buckets
Schoolyard Tavern & Grill in Lakeview: $5 Miller and Coors Illinois mugs, $5 mac and cheese bites, $5 mini-burgers, $8 nachos, $5 tater tots, $5 O bombs
Sedgwick’s Bar & Grill in Lincoln Park: $18 Bud family buckets, $5 22-ounce Bud stadium cups, $5 Tiger bombs (orange vodka, Red Bull and OJ

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INDIANA
Joe's Bar in Old Town: $4 Svedka bombs, $5 tie-dye long islands, $5 Irish coffee, $6 bloody marys and mimosas, $8 domestic pitchers, $17 Coors Light buckets

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IOWA
Clover Sports & Leisure in West Town: $12 domestic buckets
Four Shadows in Lincoln Park: $5 Jager bombs, $4 22 oz Miller Lite Stadium Cups, $8 Miller Lite pitchers
Frontier in West Town: $4 Coors Light tallboys
Halsted Harp in Lincoln Park: $7 22-ounce Miller Lite stadium cups with $4 refills, $5 for 10 chicken wings, $8 burgers with fries
John Barleycorn Wrigleyville: $30 meal package. Includes Iowa gear if you book online in advance.
Merkle's Bar & Grill in Wrigleyville: $4 Jameson shots, $5 bombs, $30 drink package (includes buffet, well drinks, domestic drafts in 22-ounce Hawkeye stadium cups)
Ravens in Lincoln Park: $7 Bud Light pitchers, $4 Bankers Club bourbon
Ravenswood Pub: $14 Bud Light buckets, $3.50 Abita amber and Landshark bottles, $10 pitchers
Theory in River North: $5 22-ounce Bud Light drafts, $16 domestic buckets, $5 Templeton rye cocktails
Witts in Lakeview: $4 Tullamore Dew Shots and Miller family bucket specials(5 for $15 or 15 for $40)

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IOWA STATE
Corcoran's in Old Town: $15 Coors Light buckets, $3.50 Miller Lite pints, plus $1.50 cheeseburgers and $5 for eight jumbo wings (11 a.m.-6 p.m.)
Fizz Bar & Grill in Lakeview: $3 PBR, Miller Lite and Bud Light tallboy cans

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KANSAS
Crossing in Lincoln Park: $4 Crimson bombs (strawberry  vodka and Red Bull); $5 Miller, Coors and Boulevard wheat (a Kansas city microbrew) stadium cups; $7 Miller, Coors or Boulevard schoolers; $7 Summer Brews (sweet tea vodka, lemonade, Boulevard wheat and citrus vodka); $20 select fish bowls; $5 nachos and mini-burgers
Lotties Pub:  $6 Miller and Coors schooners, $8 Boulevard schooners, $4 KU stadium cups, $8 tater tot pizza.

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KENTUCKY

The Pony in Lakeview: $10 Miller or Coors pitchers, $4 Stadium cups, $5 UK Pony Punch cocktails (ingredients change weekly), $5 Buffalo Trace cocktails, $8 pizzas.

LSU
Newport Bar & Grill in Lakeview: $2 Rolling Rock cans, $5 bloody marys, $5 Skyy bombs, $5 cheesesteaks, $15 domestic buckets
The Dark Horse in Wrigleyville: $4 drafts, $5 Redbull Vodkas, $5 Bombs

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