Skipping out on Wrigleyville?
We don’t blame you. After reports of heart-stopping prices for entry and seating at bars near the Field, why not consider catching the World Series in a more comfortable setting?
Whether you want to get away from the Wrigleyville madness or just love watching the game in your hometown outside city limits, here are some awesome sports bars to watch the Cubs take the World Series.
Aurora: The Foundry
85 Executive Drive
Aurora, IL 60504
This is the one and only place to go if you’re a sports fan. With 22 projectors and 140 flat screens, we guarantee you wouldn’t miss the game if you tried. They’ve often got unbeatable drink specials and great appetizers like Spicy Queso Dip. Seating for the World Series is first-come-first-served and children must be accompanied by parents if attending.
Naperville: Crosstown Pub & Grill
909 East Ogden Avenue
Naperville, IL 60563
This neighborhood award-winning pub is a local favorite and has some seriously delicious food, like juicy burgers and other authentic eats made fresh daily. To top it off, they’ve got an awesome brew selection. As a bar that celebrates all Chicago sports, you’ll feel right at home here watching the World Series.
Elgin: Dog’s Paw Brewing
74 South Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120
Named after the owner’s adorable Doberman, this brewer offers tasty artisan eats made from local ingredients at totally affordable prices. They’ve got daily food and drink specials and the atmosphere is very cozy and comfortable, with unique designs. Grab a seat at the bar, try one of their craft beers on tap, and cheer on the Cubs.
Arlington Heights: Rack House Kitchen & Tavern
222 East Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Offering regional whiskey and bourbons, local brews, and a fantastic BBQ menu from an award-winning chef, Rack House is a warm, lodge-style bar that makes you feel comfortable as soon as you walk in. Check out their daily food and drink specials and watch the game on one of the many TV’s that surround their bar.
Schaumburg: Westwood Tavern
This two-story, expansive space near Woodfield Mall has an outdoor patio, fireplaces, table taps, and attractive interior décor. Their menu is massive and can satisfy anyone’s appetite, with tavern-style burgers, plenty of appetizers, and even sushi. It’s a perfect spot to accommodate the large crowds that’ll be there to root for the Cubs.
Orland Park: The Black Sheep
8888 West 159th Street
Orland Hills, IL 60462
With a great variety of beers on tap, a friendly atmosphere, and modern takes on Mexican-American fare, you can’t get much better than this when watching the World Series. Did we mention they have a patio? Adorned with indoor graffiti, eye-catching memorabilia, and industrial pipe railings, this is our quirky sports bar pick.
Palatine: Tap House Grill
56 West Wilson Street
Palatine, IL 60067
We’re pretty much recommending this bar because of their AMAZING FOOD. Yes, they have TV’s to watch the game, but make sure you’re going with an empty stomach. You will not be disappointed. It’s got all the bells and whistles of a classic sports bar. Get the Totchos or Cheese Curds for an appetizer.
Mt. Prospect: Draft Picks
912 South Busse Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Known for its attentive staff and tasty food, Draft Picks is great for a night out with friends and even better for watching the World Series. They’ve got the holy trinity of sports bars: burgers, pizza, and beer. So you can’t go wrong. They even have a list of daily specials to choose from if you’re ballin’ on a budget.
Waukegan: Anastasia’s Restaurant & Sport’s Lounge
3880 Northpoint Boulevard
Waukegan, IL 60085
This place is huge! There’s plenty of space for your whole party. Not to mention, the food is perfect for gameday, with classic American eats and hints of Greek and Mediterranean influence. Aside for being a premiere sports-viewing destination in the ‘burbs, they’ve also got live music. If you’re lucky, maybe one of the bands will sing, “Go Cubs Go!”