Best Sports Bars for Chicago Football Fans

Chicago loves the Bears. And, when stepping foot into some of the best downtown sports bars, you’ll know it’s true. If you’re looking for the best Chicago sports bar to watch the game, you won’t want to miss out on the atmosphere and the food available.

Timothy O’ Toole’s

Known as the “Official Bears Headquarters,” Timothy O’Toole’s features coverage of every NFL game, so you can keep up on the scores and the highlights. Located on North Fairbanks Street in Streeterville, this popular Chicago sports pub was featured on “Man vs. Food,” and for good reason. The Chicago food menu includes the monstrous “Big Timmy” burger, as well as wings, pulled pork, classic reubens and more. And, it wouldn’t be a sports pub without an impressive beer selection on tap. Just looking for a pre-game spot? Stop by for a beer and then take the free shuttle from Timothy O’Toole’s to Soldier Stadium.

Hopsmith Tavern

If you want to eat and drink among fellow football fans, Hopsmith Tavern is the place to be. Decorated with football memorabilia, this hotspot on the Magnificent Mile at Division Street, features large-screened TVs so you can watch not one, but multiple football games at the same time. Throw back a Fatpour beer in a 23 oz. mug or sample the 30 different types of beer available at this Chicago sports bar. The menu has just as much variety with salads, wraps, tacos, burgers, sandwiches and smoke-housed wings.

Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern

Combine your love of baseball and football when stepping foot into the Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern, located right in front of Wrigley Field. This sports bar offers not just one, but four expansive bars and two outdoor terraces. Catch the game on the large screens and stock up on Budweiser and local brews. As a pre-game option, start with some Bavarian pretzels or loaded potato twists before moving into your main course, which includes options, such as burgers, sandwiches, fish tacos and of course, a Chicago polish dog.

When searching for the nearest Chicago sports bar to watch the Bears play, start your adventures with these hotspots. Check back often for even more top of the line sports bars in Chicago.

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