Watching Chicago Sports Wouldn’t Be the Same Without These Hotspots
Lookin’ for some epic sports fun? Want to chow down on Chicago’s best eats? Here are two exciting Chicago venues that guarantee you a good time and a great place to enjoy Chi-Town sports!
Chicago sports fans, this one’s for you!
Located inside Harry Caray’s Water Tower restaurant, Chi-Town sports fans will absolutely go wild over the Chicago Sports Museum that combines hi-tech interactive experiences with an impressive collection of game-used treasures and other artifacts. Where else can you see the remains of the ball—yes, that ball—that changed the course of Chicago Cubs history?
But it’s the hands-on, interactive experiences in baseball, football, basketball, and hockey that make the museum so much fun. Are you up to the challenge of hitting, shooting, and throwing and testing your skills? Step into the replica broadcast booth straight out of the Friendly Confines and take a chance at impersonating the greatest Chicago baseball fan who ever lived: Harry Caray. You can even send home a video of your skills!
Some treasures currently on display:
- Backboard, hoop, and net from Michael Jordan’s last shot as a Chicago Bull which clinched the team’s sixth NBA championship
- Benny the Bull Mascot Suit
- Richard Dent Super Bowl XX Trophy
- Walter Payton’s final touchdown football
- Mike Ditka’s personal playbook from Super Bowl XX
- Last out bat from White Sox 2005 World Series Championship
- Ron Kittle’s Rookie of the Year Award
Before or after the museum, stop by Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch and enjoy Chicago’s best burgers, flatbread pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and tasty shakes!
Bonus: Guests get free admission to the Chicago Sports Museum with a $10 minimum purchase at the restaurant.
Feeling lucky, punk?
For the win, it’s Lucky Strike Social, a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience right across the street from iconic Wrigley Field! This new entertainment complex features eight Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes, table tennis, over 100 electronic gaming systems, and a “Prize Room” in over 30,000 square feet of social space spread out over two floors.
Once the scaffolds come down, fans will get epic close-ups and unparalleled view of Wrigley Field from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Unique to the venue is the exclusive Daytona Championship USA Motion SDLX, a first in the world of its kind.
Here, bar food gets an upgrade with chef-driven food and craft beverages. Guests can enjoy small bites of Kalua Pork Nachos, Andouille Stuffed Mushrooms, and Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls, along with a great selection of burgers that include the Bring Da Heat Burger, Mushroom & Swiss Burger, and the Ultimate Burger, as well as sliders such as Filet Mignon, Cubano, and Caribbean Jerk Chicken. Fans will love the house cocktails, wine, and a standard draft beer list. With two party rooms, there are a lot of options for all-inclusive party packages.
Guests can watch their favorite sports teams away from all the crowds at Lucky Strike Social’s 56’ long industrial-style bar. With four 82” 4K TVs alongside two 12’x7’ LED video walls surrounding the bar area, Chi-Town sports fans will catch all the action as they sit front and center.
If you’re looking for parking nearby, we got you. Otherwise, just have a great time at Chicago’s best spots to watch sports.