March 11, 2013
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 basketball gamedays. Bar owners and alumni groups: Don't see your bar included here? We'll be adding to this guide throughout the season. Send your affiliation and specials to RedEye nightlife and events reporter Kate Bernot 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.
November 28, 2012 |
Mark your calendars for these coming-soon spots due to open in the last weeks of the year, listed in order of estimated time of arrival. DEC. 1 Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House 58 E. Oak St. Gold Coast steakhouse in the former Esquire Theater space. DEC. 3 Suite 25 2529 N. Milwaukee Ave. Sports lounge in Logan Square from the owner of Rio's d'Sudamerica. Park Tavern 1645 W. Jackson St. Sports bar serving craft brews near United Center.
November 8, 2012 |
November 2012 update: John Barleycorn River North is due to open Nov. 15. Article originally published July 10, 2012. Downtown Chicago football fans will have one more option when it comes to sports bars this season with John Barleycorn River North due to open in late August at 149 W. Kinzie St., next to Moe's Cantina. The sports bar and restaurant is the ninth venture from the team behind Moe's Cantina Wrigleyville and River North, as well as the John Barleycorn outlets in Wrigleyville, Lincoln Park and Schaumburg.
October 31, 2012 |
When a bar opens downtown, there's really only one thing I want to know: Will it be someplace I actually want to hang out or better left to the tourists? On Michigan Avenue, Hard Rock Hotel's sleek sushi-and-saketini spot China Grill has been replaced with Chuck's Manufacturing, a spunkier, laid-back bar with the potential to lure locals working at nearby Illinois Center. Meanwhile, on the west end of River North where Hubbard Street dead ends into Kingsbury, the two-floor space vacated by Latin dance club Rumba also has a new life.
June 26, 2012 |
The Euro cup matches may be seven time-zones away, but with the diverse neighborhoods in Chicago, you can still enjoy the action like a true football fan: shouting at a TV with a beer in your hand and a crowd full of drunk people. For the fan whose team has already been eliminated, Chicago has more than a few soccer bars with deals to distract from the sadness of seeing another team reach glory. Fado Irish Pub ( 100 W. Grand Ave. 312-836-0066 ) will be offering a $100 bar tab to anyone who correctly predicts the minute of the winning goal for the final, and will have...
May 18, 2012 |
If you're out to explore Lincoln Park after dark, look no further than the diagonal thoroughfare of Lincoln Avenue. Though Irish pubs and sports bars with college flags proudly displayed make up the majority, here are five hangouts that stand apart from the pack. The Barrelhouse Flat 2624 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-857-0421 Lincoln Park scored a linchpin in the local craft cocktail movement when this swanky, two-story lounge opened. There's a seemingly endless menu of classic cocktails, a few hearty snack options and free billiards upstairs.