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These Are the Best Bars for Watching Football in Chicago

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These Are the Best Bars for Watching Football in Chicago

Not only is fall the season for Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Ugg Boots, but it’s also the season for America’s favorite sport. There’s nothing better after a long day at the office than going to your favorite bar to watch some Monday night football. Da Bears kick off the 2018 NFL season on September 9, and we put together a list of awesome sports bars where you can watch your favorite Chicago team kick butt.

Do Game Day the right way this year at Chicago’s best bars to watch football.


The Moonlighter

The Moonlighter

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3204 W Armitage Avenue

If you’ve ever wanted to hit up a place that’s got all the screens you need for football season without being classified as a dive bar, The Moonlighter is your haven. Featuring 10 big screen TVs that have the sound on, there’s really no debatably better place to watch the Bears this year than at The Moonlighter.


Timothy O’Toole’s Pub

622 N Fairbanks Ct

Get ready for the NFL brunch you never knew you wanted. This year, Timothy O’Toole’s will open at 9:30 am for Sunday brunch on Bears noon home game days, and thanks to their massive HD TVs, you can settle in for the big day right here. If you have tickets though, O’Toole’s has a party bus to Soldier Field that leaves an hour and fifteen before the game, and you definitely don’t want to miss out on that.


The Scout

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1301 South Wabash Avenue

The Scout is another great sports bar with a lot of televisions, so you’ll never have to worry about missing out on watching the Bears if the guy next to you is still watching replays from the baseball season. They also have indoor and outdoor seating and are known for their delicious food and attentive staff. Not to mention, the Blackhawks took the Stanley Cup there when they won it in 2015… no big deal.


The Globe Pub

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1934 Irving Park Road

If you want to really immerse yourself in Bears spirit this season, The Globe Pub includes 30 TVs and over 400 beers so you can truly enjoy your game without interruption. For fans of international sports, they offer Direct TV, Comcast, and Dish programming so they can show as many sporting events as possible. This is also a great place to connect with other Bears fans who are also there to cheer on Chicago’s football team.


High Dive

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1938 West Chicago Avenue

Known for their amazing wings and reasonable prices, High Dive is a great neighborhood bar to watch the game. People love High Dive because of their domestic craft beers, pool tables, and a jukebox. This isn’t your typical crowded sports bar with way too many TVs, but it’s definitely a great place to watch the Bears and socialize with friends.


The Anthem

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1725 West Division Street

This retro ‘woody-wagon’-inspired bar is a great place to catch your favorite game. The vintage couches, chalkboard wall, and 1800s American flag add to the ambiance of this western bar, giving you the perfect space to don hoodies, cuddle up with bae, and watch the Bears. Their beer list consists of regional drafts and classic domestic cans and, if you reside in Wicker Park, this bar is probably within stumbling distance from your place.


The Fifty/50

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2047 West Division Street

An upscale bar meant for Game Day, The Fifty/50 is popular for their awesome lunch specials and popular nightlife. This is the perfect sports bar to watch football while chowing down; their wings were even voted best in Chicago by WGN, CBS, Redeye, and the Chicagoist! And if that doesn’t hook you, I don’t know what will.


Where’s your favorite place to watch football in Chicago? Let us know below!


Featured Image Credit: NFL Spin Zone

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Samantha is an honors graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a major in Family and Consumer Sciences and a minor in Sociology. After almost two years in the field of family services, Sam decided to take her passion for writing and join the team at UrbanMatter. When she's not focusing on her career, Sam enjoys going out with her friends, listening to music, and spending time with her cats, Aria and Mickey.

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